Memphis, Tenn. – Completing a three-game sweep, the University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball team knocked off Christian Brothers 7-4 on Sunday afternoon at Buc Field to remain perfect in conference play.
UAH (19-3, 5-0 GSC) kept their perfect Gulf South Conference record in place, running out to a 3-0 lead and never trailing to the Buccaneers (5-13, 0-6 GSC) in the rubber game of the series.
A throwing error in the first inning allowed the Chargers to take a 1-0 lead, when Conner McCain grounded one to short and an errant throw brought Justin Pearson in to score. Pearson lined a single earlier in the inning and later stole second.
Another error led to another UAH run in the second, when Chase Handley stole second base and came all the way around to score on a bad throw by the CBU catcher. Pearson later doubled in the inning to plate Blake Massey, putting the Chargers up 3-0 in the second inning.
CBU added their first run of the game in the fifth, but UAH had an answer when they scored a pair an inning later in the top of the sixth. Tyrone Smith brought home Jud Sherrill on a sacrifice fly, which was followed by a Blake Massey single to give UAH a 5-1 lead. The third Bucs error allowed UAH to start and keep the rally going.
Another Christian Brothers mistake in the seventh inning allowed the Chargers to score their sixth run. McCain was again the beneficiary of an error, when he reached base on another throwing error by the shortstop. Pearson came in to score, as would McCain later when Sherrill knocked him home.
The Chargers only recorded four RBIs in the game, but benefitted from four CBU errors in the three-run victory. Pearson led the way going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored, while also drawing a pair of walks.
Alex Aultman (4-0) stayed perfect on the season to pick up the win, going 5.2 innings, allowing two earned runs and giving up just four hits.
The Chargers stand alone atop the GSC with a perfect 5-0 record, standing as the lone undefeated team remaining in conference.
UAH will travel to Montevallo on Wednesday night for a midweek game against the Falcons at 6 p.m. and will travel to GSC-rival North Alabama this coming weekend.
Courtesy UAH Media Relations