Softball Stumbles Versus Alabama-Huntsville with Game Two Canceled at Charger Chillout
February 16, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
DECATUR, Ala.- The Charger Chillout is living up to its name. The Sailfish softball team struggled for a second straight day in keeping their opponent off the scoreboard in a loss versus tournament-host University of Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday while freezing conditions forced the cancelation of their second scheduled contest set for the day versus the University of West Alabama.
The potent offense of the Chargers (5-2) plated 17 runs versus a pair of PBA (3-10) pitchers as UAH clobbered the softball for 16 hits while the Fish added in four fielding errors.
Two big innings really hurt the Sailfish chances in the contest as UAH plated seven runs in the third inning while scoring eight more times in the top of the sixth as they collected the mercy-rule victory.
PBA managed nine hits in the victory with single runs crossing home plate in the second and sixth innings.
A leadoff walk to Jen Hunter in the bottom of the second inning set the stage for a RBI double from Camille Benito to plate the team’s first run as they cut into the UAH lead with a 2-1 score.
With the Chargers leading 9-1 in the fifth inning, PBA plated another score in the bottom of the frame when Mackenzie Johnson delivered a RBI single to score Benito who had reached with another double earlier in the inning.
Amber Johnson (Loss, 3-3) took the decision for PBA and allowed nine runs (seven earned) while giving up six hits and seven walks. Kayti Lundin entered in relief and was charge with the remaining runs.
Benito finished 2-for-3 in the contest with her pair of doubles while Mackenzie Johnson added in a 3-for-3 day at the plate.
The Fish are scheduled to complete their trip to UAH with a pair of games on Sunday versus teams from the Gulf South Conference, weather permitting. Up first will be a matchup with Delta State University at 9 am and a 11 am game to follow versus defending NCAA Division II champion, Valdosta State University.