Feb. 17, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UAB senior right-handed pitcher Chase Mallard was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for his performance against UT-Martin on Friday, Feb. 14, as announced on Monday by the conference office.
Mallard had a career-night on the mound as the UAB baseball team defeated UT-Martin, 5-0, in its season-opener at Regions Field. In the squad's first-ever game at the downtown Birmingham ballpark, Mallard did not yield a hit, struck out 13, and walked one in seven innings of work.
The Cullman, Ala. native combined with freshman left-handed pitcher Thomas Lowery for a one-hitter on opening night. Mallard set a career-high with 13 strikeouts on the night, which all were swinging. He was two shy of the UAB program record, as well. In addition, Mallard became the first Blazer to record at least 10 strikeouts in a game since Alex Luna fanned 10 against Alabama State on April 24, 2013.
The UAB baseball team is back in action on Tuesday afternoon when it travels to Alabama A&M. First pitch is slated for 2:00 p.m. in Huntsville, Ala.
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