Huntsville, Ala. – Scoring double-digit runs for the 15th time this season, the fourth-ranked University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball team completed their three-game sweep over Union University on Sunday afternoon at Charger Park, 13-3 in eight innings.
UAH (28-7-1, 12-2-1 GSC) had the high-powered offense back on display in the final game of the set, putting up 13 runs after only scoring eight runs combined in two games yesterday against Union (7-24, 2-15 GSC).
The visiting Bulldogs, who become a full-fledged member of the GSC in 2014-15, jumped out front with a run in the top of the first inning. Alex Aultman shut down Union in his next four innings of work, not allowing run while he saw his team jump out an 8-1 lead.
Aultman finished the day with five strikeouts, improving his record to 5-1 on the season. The junior went seven strong innings before leaving Luke Mould to close the door. Mould needed just one inning of work, before his team ended the game via the 10-run rule.
Conner McCain blasted a two-run home run over the wall in left center, pushing the UAH lead up to 10. McCain finished the day 3-for-5, while driving home Vincent Kortbawi on his home run, who had the best performance on the afternoon.
The senior drove in a season-high five RBIs and like McCain had a 3-for-5 day himself. Kortbawi recorded a pair of doubles, while driving in runs in the third, fifth and eighth innings. He continues to lead the team in hits with 55 on the season.
The Chargers had their biggest outburst in the fifth, when they hang a crooked number five on the scoreboard. A Kortbawi two-RBI double and a Justin Riddle RBI-double highlighted the inning, with Blake Massey ending the scoring with a sacrifice fly.
The backstop Riddle went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, while Massey continued to knock in runs, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. The sophomore now leads the team in runs batted in with 38 this year.
Five players hit over .400 in the three-game series against the Bulldogs, with McCain and Kortbawi leading the way at .455.
The team improved its home record to 20-3-1 on the season and continue to hold onto the lead in the GSC, tied with Delta State who was in action today.
The fourth-ranked Chargers hit the road this week, traveling to Lincoln Memorial for a midweek doubleheader on Wednesday and visiting West Georgia this coming weekend.
Courtesy UAH Media Relations