UAB Opens C-USA Play At East Carolina

UABSPORTS.COM The UAB softball team will open Conference USA play this weekend at East Carolina.
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The UAB softball team will open Conference USA play this weekend at East Carolina.
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March 7, 2014

UAB (7-10) at East Carolina (11-4)
Saturday, March 8 – (DH) 12 p.m./2 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 9 – 11 a.m. (Fox Sports Net)
Greenville, N.C. – ECU Softball Stadium
Game Coverage: Twitter | Live Stats | Live Video
Game Notes: UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB softball team (7-10) will travel to East Carolina this weekend to open up its 15th season of Conference USA play.

The three-game set from Greenville, N.C., will begin on Saturday with a 12 p.m. CT doubleheader. Game two of the series will follow at 2 p.m. and the rubber match will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday morning in what will be a nationally televised contest on Fox Sports Net.

Live stats and video will be available at www.ecupirates.com.

UAB Notes
Streetman Named C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week
Senior Leigh Streetman was named one of the Conference USA Co-Pitchers of the Week on Monday, March 3 following her performance in Athens.

She posted a 2-1 record and didn’t allow an earned run to total a 0.00 ERA through three appearances and two starts. Through 11.2 innings pitched in the tournament, she struck out 13, walked four and allowed just nine hits.

Conference USA Openers
UAB opens its 15th season of Conference USA play this weekend at East Carolina. The Blazers are 7-7 overall in league openers and have won three of the last four dating back to the 2010 season.


 

 

McGrath Breaks UAB Career Home Run Record
With her home run at the Bulldog Invitational, Kristen McGrath became UAB’s new all-time leader in career home runs with 33. She also is in the top-10 in RBI with 116 for her career, which ranks No. 4 on the UAB list.

Road Warriors
Including this weeks play at Mississippi State and ECU, UAB will have had just two home games through the first 20 to begin the 2014 campaign. In true road games, the Blazers are 2-3 and 5-7 in neutral site matchups. Out of 34 total games away from the UAB Softball Field during the 2014 season, the Blazers will have played in 18 of those once play is completed this week.

UAB Hands Mississippi State Second Loss Of Season, 5-3
UAB hit a season-high five doubles and handed Mississippi State its first home loss of the season in a 5-3 win over the Bulldogs Tuesday night at the MSU Softball Field.

The Blazers totaled eight hits against the Bulldogs, the most they’ve given up all year, and also scored five against the team that had only previously given up two at the most in a single game. Mississippi State pitchers had allowed just 12 runs through 20 games all season, but UAB found its stride at the plate to defeat its second SEC opponent of 2014.

UAB had five players record an RBI as Caitlin AttfieldHeather PearsonKristen McGrathHayley Davis and Danii Fernandez all drove in runs. Attfield finished 2-for-4 at the plate and Davis was 2-for-3 – she also hit two doubles for her first two of the season and first since her freshman year in 2012.

Senior Leigh Streetman (6-5) tossed her fourth complete game of the season and fanned seven Bulldogs, allowing just five hits and three earned runs.

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