Memphis, Tenn. – The University of Alabama in Huntsville softball team swept aside host Christian Brothers on Sunday afternoon, winning 6-4 in the day’s first game before capturing a 4-1 victory in the weekend’s final contest. UAH moves to 14-10 (7-3 Gulf South Conference), and CBU slips to 7-11 (3-9 GSC).
The Chargers will return to action on Wednesday when they take on West Georgia at 3 p.m.
UAH 6, Christian Brothers 4
The Chargers started the contest off with a strong first inning as the team crossed the plate four times, and igniting the big frame were back-to-back doubles off the bats of Cortney McNett and Abby MacKay. McNett’s two-bagger scored Kathryn Whitlock and Mary Kelley, while MacKay then sent McNett home with hers.
The four-run inning was completed by Lindsey Davis who singled in MacKay to make it 4-0.
UAH padded its lead in the second after Mallory McNeal led off the inning with a base hit, and she scored when Brianna Sullivan hit a ball to the right side that resulted in an error by the CBU second baseman.
Immediately answering, the Lady Bucs put up four runs in the home half of the second to make it a 5-4 game, but the score would remain that way for the next three innings as neither team could produce anything until the Chargers would receive insurance in the sixth.
McNett belted a solo shot – her sixth of the season – in the top half of the frame to put the Chargers up 6-4 which would be the final.
Kimberly Jack (5-4) tossed 5.1 innings of relief of starter Whitney Toler to earn the win, and she gave up just three hits while striking out three.
Finishing the day 3-for-3 with 3 RBI and two runs was McNett, while McNeal and Davis both had a pair of hits.
UAH 4, Christian Brothers 1
UAH fell behind 1-0 after the Lady Bucs scored a run in the second, but the bat of McNett quickly put the Chargers in front in the third when she blasted her second homer of the day and team-best seventh of the year, and the shot to left-center was a three-run jack that scored Whitlock and Kelley.
Kelley picked up a pair of hits in the contest.
The Chargers tacked on another run when a bases-loaded wild pitch scored Nicle Bobrowski in the sixth.
Scattering six hits and earning her third win of the season, Whitney Gilbert (3-5) allowed only the one run while striking out a pair and not walking anyone in 5.1 innings.
Jack (2) pitched a perfect final 1.2 innings to earn the save.
Courtesy UAH Media Relations