No. 16 UWF Suffers Doubleheader Sweep Against UAH

first_imgMaloney went the distance for the fifth time this season, ultimately falling to 6-2. She allowed just five hits over seven innings, putting her opponent batting average at .217 for the year, good for fifth in the Gulf South Conference. Preview Alabama Huntsville 3/25/2018 – 1:00 pm Next Game: Watch Live The Chargers struck first, but West Florida tied the game in the bottom of the second when Rachel Wright stole second and Tori Perkins crossed the plate when the throw to second got away from Charger shortstop Taylor Wascavage. Taylor homered in the fifth inning to square up the score at 5-5, following a leadoff single from Toney and a one-out single from Mika Garcia. The home run was her first of the year and it gave her four RBIs for the game – the second such game in her career and her first of the season.   PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida suffered a setback against Alabama Huntsville on Saturday afternoon, falling 3-2 and 9-6 in a doubleheader at the UWF Softball Complex. With the losses, UWF is now 17-11 overall and 8-7 in the Gulf South Conference, while UAH is 23-6 overall and 13-4 in the league. West Florida started to mount a rally in the seventh, getting an RBI single from Gilbert to cut the deficit to 9-6, but it would be cut short and the Argos took the loss. Gilbert’s single gave her the first multi-RBI game of her career. Trailing 3-1, Tiona Hill and Callan Taylor hitting back-to-back two-out doubles, with Taylor’s bringing in Hill and cutting the UAH lead to 3-2. UAH followed with a pitching change, and Grace Gilbert’s line drive to center field off Jada Hayes was caught on the run by Ashley Cornell, ending UWF’s rally. After Hampton’s home run in the fourth, starter Sarah Maloney settled in and cruised to the end of the game, allowing just one hit over her last three innings of work and retiring 9 of the last 10 batters she faced.center_img Callan Taylor led UWF offensively on Saturday with three hits, a home run, five RBIs and a 1.167 slugging percentage. Meghan Toney, Grace Gilbert, and Tiona Hill each had two hits, and Toney and Hill scored twice apiece. With a 2-for-5 day at the plate, Gilbert raised her batting average to .433, which ranks ninth in the GSC. Game 2: UWF 6, UAH 9West Florida got ahead early, with RBI singles from Taylor and Gilbert in the first inning to go up 2-0. But UAH responded with a five-run top of the second, highlighted by two-run singles by Kiara Akles and Brooke Miller. Live Stats Game 1: UWF 2, UAH 3A two-run home run in the fourth inning from the Chargers’ Alaina Hampton proved to be the difference in Game 1, despite a late comeback effort from the Argonauts. Alabama Huntsville’s Shelby Booker singled down the left field line to score Ashley Cornell and give the Chargers a 6-5 lead in the sixth, and UAH added three more runs in the seventh to take a 9-5 lead. Olivia Printiss took the loss in Game 2 but pitched very well in the middle of the game, retiring 12 of 13 batters she faced from the end of the second to the start of the sixth. Full Schedule Roster The Sunday series finale is scheduled for a 1 pm first pitch at the UWF Softball Complex. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img