UAB Drops Series Finale At No. 17 Oklahoma, 6-4

Hayley Davis had three RBI on Sunday as UAB dropped the series finale, 6-4 to No. 17 Oklahoma.

April 27, 2014

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NORMAN, Okla. – The UAB softball team (29-23) battled with No. 17 Oklahoma for the full seven innings on Sunday at Marita Hynes Field, but dropped the series finale by a 6-4 score to close this season’s non-conference action.

UAB scored single runs in the first and second and two in the fourth, as the Sooners broke through for a four-run second and added single runs in the fourth and sixth, to top the Blazers.

Hayley Davis led the way for UAB at the plate, finishing 1-for-2 with three RBI, including a two-run home run. Ashley Johnson was 2-for-3, while seven other Blazers added single hits. Heather Pearson picked up UAB’s other RBI, a double in the first.

Leigh Streetman got the start for UAB and tossed 4.1 innings of work, allowing five runs on seven hits. She walked nine, a season-high for UAB, and struck out four. Lannah Campbell entered in relief and tossed 1.2 innings and allowed three hits. The loss comes as UAB’s 14th contest against a top-25 opponent this season entering next weekend’s regular-season finale at UTSA.

The Blazers will travel to San Antonio for the three-game set, which begins next Saturday in a crucial Conference USA series, as UAB controls its own destiny as the current second-place team in the league.

No. 17 Oklahoma 6, UAB 4
For the second time against the Sooners, UAB struck first in the first with a single run. Danii Fernandez tallied UAB’s first hit on an infield single to second base and Megan McGrath hit a shot to left-center for a single to put two on with two out. Heather Pearson then broke through with an RBI-double off the wall in left-center to score Fernandez and give UAB a 1-0 advantage.



Oklahoma threatened in the first after Streetman issued three walks, but she retired the final two Sooner hitters on strikeouts to prevent any Oklahoma runs from scoring.

UAB struck again in the second with a run off two hits. Amy Dennis got things going with a hard single through to left and Ashley Johnson then singled hard to left-center, but was tagged out at second trying to stretch into a double. Davis then laid down a bunt to the pitcher to score Dennis and make the score 2-0.

The Sooners rallied for a four-run second inning on three hits and a Blazer error. Leslie Miller was walked to begin the frame and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Oklahoma’s nine-hole hitter then singled into center to score Miller, and moved to third after Amy Waters mishandled it off the bounce. Lauren Chamberlain then drew a walk and moved to second on a stolen base as Kady Self then singled to plate a run and moved to second on a throw in to home. Shelby Pendley was then intentionally walked, before Georgia Casey delivered an infield, RBI-single to make the score 4-2 headed to the third.

The Blazers responded in the fourth on two hits to tie the game at 4-4. After Warren singled to left and advanced to second on a wild pitch, Hayley Davis lifted a two-out, two-run home run to left, her third of the year, to tie the game at 4-4 midway through the fourth.

The Sooners clawed back in the fourth on three hits, including an RBI-single to right from Brittany Williams to push Oklahoma back to a 5-4 advantage through four innings.

Oklahoma threatened again in the fifth to load the bases, but Attfield turned a double play on a line drive after Lannah Campbell entered in relief to get out of the jam and keep the score at 5-4 heading to the sixth.

Oklahoma added a run in the sixth on a tough play in the infield to score the Sooners’ sixth run of the contest and take a 6-4 lead, in what would be the final score of the series finale.

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