Blazers spilt series with Lipscomb and Tulsa

By on April 6, 2014
Fernandez tagging the player from Tulsa

The Blazer softball team came in to this week winning 9 of their last 10 games.

First the Blazers headed to Nashville for a doubleheader against Lipscomb.

The first game was another heartbreaker for UAB as Leigh Streetman carried a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom half of the seventh and final inning.

After shutting out the Bisons for 6 and a third the senior allowed two runs as Lipscomb had a walk off 2-1 win.

In the second game of the evening Mary Warren took matters into her own hands as she blasted a three run homerun to open up scoring and the Blazers and Lannah Campbell would hold the lead and pick up their 10 win in 12 games. Campbell improved to 8-6 on the year.

The Blazers would return home to what was supposed to be a three game series with Tulsa.

In the opener, Leigh Streetman pitched with another one run lead but once again it was not enough.

Tulsa tied the game with a run in the third and gained the lead in the forth.  The Blazer offense never got going as they fell to Tulsa 2-1.

On the second game of the double-header the Blazer offense picked up and behind another strong performance by Lannah Campbell, they handed 17th ranked Tulsa their first conference loss of the season.

Blazers were lead by a pair of homeruns to lift them late 4-2 over the Hurricanes.

“Lannah did a good job of keeping them low scoring and we took advantage of the long balls,” head coach Marla Townsend said in an interview with “Today was a good representation of Conference USA and was a well-executed game for both teams and it came down to two hits in game two. We were relentless and kept battling at the plate and had solid defense, outstanding pitching and key hits.”

The Blazers will now take on number 4 Alabama in an instate rivalry game in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday.

The Blazers will then welcome Troy to Birmingham on Thursday before heading for a three game series against Southern Miss.

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