UAH ends Chillout in victorious fashion after falling to ODU
ALBERTVILLE – The University of Alabama in Huntsville softball team wrapped up play at the Charger Chillout, presented by Marshall County Tourism & Sport, at Sand Mountain Park on Sunday with a 5-4 loss to Ohio Dominican followed by an 11-7 win over Kentucky Wesleyan. UAH’s overall record now stands at 6-3.
The Chargers look ahead to their home-opener at Charger Park on Wednesday against visiting North Georgia. First pitch for the doubleheader set for 1 p.m.
ODU 5, UAH 4
Ohio Dominican came from behind to win 5-4 over UAH, as the Panthers plated the game-winning run in the top of the seventh.
Alexa Douthitt registered a team-high two base hits in a 2-for-3 day at the plate to go along with one run and one RBI.
Kinley Adams registered the Chargers lone extra-base hit with a double in the bottom of the third. She also scored one run on the day, which came in the third as well.
Jada Henderson drew a team-high two walks and scored a roster-leading two runs. Kaylee Vaught and Caitlyn Bryson each had two walks to rate second on the squad.
Josie Thompson started for the Chargers, turning in 3.1 innings with four runs allowed for a no-decision.
Grace O’Berry took the loss in relief, despite working an efficient 3.2 innings with one run allowed, zero walks and one strikeout. Her record drops to 1-1 this season.
UAH 11, KWC 7
The Chargers came from behind to win it 11-7 over the Panthers in the squad’s final game at the Chillout, as the squad rallied for four runs apiece in the fifth and six innings to propel UAH to victory.
Maddie Cartron led the Chargers offense with a team-high four RBI in a 2-for-4 day at the plate, as she also had the squad’s lone extra-base hits in the win. Cartron’s day was highlighted by a game-tying, three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth.
Lawren Hayes also had a two-hit game out of the top of the order and reached base in all four of her plate appearances as she also had a team-high two walks. She also scored a team-best three runs.
Alexa Douthitt rated second on the squad with three RBI, with the freshman going 1-for-2 with two runs.
Katie Bracken earned the win in relief, as she worked 5.1 shutout innings out of the bullpen with one hit allowed and six strikeouts. She improves to 2-0 with the win.