March 1, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Freshman Andrea Rogers hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning over the left center field fence to highlight the Blazers, 3-2, come from behind win over Nicholls State in game two of a doubleheader Tuesday evening at George Ward Park.
UAB wasted little time taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the opening inning. Lindsay Stanley led off with a slap single to left field and Holly Krzan followed with an RBI single up the middle. With great speed, Stanley managed to score on Krzan single.
NSU was determined not to let game two split away. They tied the game in the top of the second on a single by Kathryn Harrell to plate Meghan Mulcahy.
With two outs in the third inning, Brandi Hahn belted a solo home run to left center field to break the tie and give the Colonels a 2-1 lead. The lead remained in tact until the fifth inning.
Stanley led off with another bunt single but we forced out on a fielder's choice by Chelsea McCall. With two outs and McCall still at first, Rogers blasted a shot over the center field fence to score two runs and give the Blazers a 3-2 advantage. The home run was her second on the season and second in three games.
It came down to UAB pitching. Amanda Antonovich came on in relief of starter Brittany Hodge in the fifth inning and was unstoppable. She picked up the win after throwing three scoreless innings not allowing a hit and striking out five. With the win, Antonovich improved to 2-1 this season.
Stanley went 2-for-4 in game two with a run scored. Rogers remained hot at the plate going 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run. The Blazers had three walks in the game and had six hits.
UAB will compete in the Magic City Classic this weekend at Birmingham-Southern College. The Blazers will battle cross-town rivals BSC and Samford Saturday and Sunday. Complete coverage of UAB softball can be found at www.uabsports.com.