By Karen Allen
Huntsville, Ala.—Lady Hawks' softball dropped both games of the doubleheader with the University of Alabama-Huntsville Saturday afternoon. The game score were 8-2 and 6-2.
Shorter falls to 29-7 on the season and 15-5 in Gulf South Conference play. The Chargers improve to 24-11 overall and 15-4 in the GSC.
Game 1 saw the Lady Hawks go ahead 1-0 in the first on an RBI double from Bre Johnson. But, UAH tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Kathryn Whitlock delivered an RBI single. The teams each tacked on a run to tie the game at 2-2. Shorter's came in the third on an RBI single by Sarah Corn; while the Chargers used an RBI single in the fifth to even the score.
UAH scored six runs in the six inning for the 8-2 final.
Kimberly Jack earned the win for the Chargers; pitching 2.1 innings and allowing no runs on one hit, with three strikeouts. Christina Ezell was charged with the loss for the Lady Hawks; giving up five runs on four hits, with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings of work.
Game 2 picked up right where Game 1 left off. UAH jumped on top 3-0 in the first on RBI singles from Whitlock and Nicole Bobrowski. And, added to their lead in the second when three runs crossed the plate, making it 6-0.
Jack earned the win for the Chargers in finale, as well; going 4.2 innings, allowing one run on one hit, with one strikeout. Maddie Bray received the loss for the Lady Hawks; pitching 5.1 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, with seven walks and one strikeout.
Whitlock finished the day with six hits and five RBI for UAH, while Johnson and Morris each had three hits for Shorter.
The Lady Hawks will be back in action tomorrow, April 7, as the travel to West Alabama for a doubleheader. Games are scheduled for 2pm and 4pm eastern time.