Feb. 18, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UAB senior right-handed pitcher Chase Mallard was named one of the NCAA.com Top Performers of the Week for his performance against UT-Martin on Friday, Feb. 14, as announced on Tuesday by the NCAA.
On Monday, Mallard was the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week and one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week. The senior right-handed pitcher had a career-night on Opening Day as the UAB baseball team defeated UT-Martin, 5-0. 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.
Mallard combined with freshman left-handed pitcher Thomas Lowery for a one-hitter on Friday night. The Cullman, Ala. 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, the senior right-handed pitcher 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. The game is slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. in Huntsville, Ala.
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