Feb. 17, 2014
UAB (3-0, 0-0) at/vs. Alabama A&M (2-2, 0-0)
Series Notes: UAB
Game One Details: Tuesday, Feb. 18 • Bulldog Field • Huntsville, Ala.
Game One Coverage: Live Stats • Twitter
Game Two Details: Wednesday, Feb. 19 • Birmingham, Ala. • Regions Field
Game Two Coverage: Live Stats • Twitter
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -The UAB baseball team will take on Alabama A&M in a two-game series beginning on Tuesday afternoon. UAB will play its first contest away from the friendly confines of Regions Field on Tuesday when it travels up to Huntsville, Ala. for its 2:00 p.m. contest with the Bulldogs. Alabama A&M returns on Wednesday for a 4:00 pm. game at Regions Field.
Blazers Break Out The Brooms
In its first three-game series of the 2014 season, the UAB baseball team swept UT-Martin. It marked the squad's first three-game sweep since April 27-29, 2012 against Houston.
On Friday, Feb. 14, senior right-handed pitcher Chase Mallard and freshman left-handed pitcher Thomas Lowery combined for a one-hitter in a 5-0 victory. Junior outfielder Chase Davis hit a walk-off single to clinch the series on Saturday, Feb. 15. In the series finale on Sunday, Feb. 16, junior right-handed pitcher Alex Luna threw five scoreless innings to seal the sweep.
Mallard Honored For UT-Martin Performance
UAB senior right-handed pitcher Chase Mallard was named one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week for his performance against UT-Martin on Friday, Feb. 14, as announced on Monday by Collegiate Baseball. Mallard also earned Conference USA Pitcher of the Week accolades.
Mallard became the first Blazer to earn National Player of the Week honors since Ben Bullard on March 19, 2012. The senior right-handed pitcher had a career-night as the UAB baseball team defeated UT-Martin, 5-0, in its season-opener. In the squad's first-ever game at Regions Field, 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 against the UT-Martin. 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.
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