Baseball win third straight series, improve to 10-2

By on March 2, 2014
Blazer Baseball

Brian Shoop and his Blazers picked up another series win over the weekend as they welcomed Arkansas State to Regions Field.
The Blazers game into the series fresh off their first loss of the season against Samford.
Mallard picked up his third win of the season in the first game of the series as he is yet to give up a single earned run this season.
“It is unbelievable,” head coach Brian Shoop said in an interview with uabsports.com. “21 innings without a run, that’s a pretty amazing streak.”
In the second game of the series Blazer pitching once again made things tough for the Red Wolves only giving up one run. The 3-1 victory clinched yet another series victory for the Blazers, as they have won every multigame series so far this season.
Junior Chase Davis went perfect at the plate, going 4-4 including an RBI. Junior Johnny Leiske went 5.2 innings without surrendering a single run, in what Shoop said was his best outing of the year.
Junior Jeff Schalk was also big for the Blazers as he had two hits and two RBI’s (both in the first inning).
The Blazers couldn’t pick up all three however as Arkansas State picked up the win on Sunday 5-3.
“It was a good game,” Shoop said. “It was a well-pitched game. I thought their starter was really good. I thought Alex was really good. It was a game that looked like runs would be at a premium and they were. We had one bad inning on the weekend, out of 27, and it was too much for us to overcome.”
The Blazers looked like they were going to pick up another victory before the giving up a four run seventh inning. The inning was spurred by two errors that allowed Arkansas State post their first lead of the series. The Blazers picked up one run in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap to 5-3 but it was not enough as UAB suffered just their second loss of the season.
UAB suffers two losses over the week but still improve to 10-2. The Green and Gold will now hit the road for a single game against Alabama State.
Shoop and the gang will open C-USA play with a series against MTSU over the weekend in Regions Field. The Blazers currently rank only behind FIU in total wins this year. The Blue Raiders are currently 4-6 on the season. The Blazers should have no problems keeping the series streak alive as the new Regions Field has yet to see the Blazers lose a series.

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