UAB Set To Host Jacksonville State, Travel To Lipscomb

UABSPORTS.COM UAB will play six games over the next six days, beginning with a home contest against Jacksonville State on Tuesday, before traveling to Lipscomb Wednesday for a doubleheader.
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UAB will play six games over the next six days, beginning with a home contest against Jacksonville State on Tuesday, before traveling to Lipscomb Wednesday for a doubleheader.
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March 31, 2014

UAB (20-14, 8-4) vs. Jacksonville State (23-8)
Tuesday, April 1 – 6 p.m. CT
Game Coverage: Twitter | Live Stats | Live Video
Birmingham, Ala. – UAB Softball Field

UAB (20-14, 8-4) at Lipscomb (27-8)
Wednesday, April 2 – DH – 3 p.m. • 5 p.m.
Game Coverage: Twitter | Live Stats | Live Video
Nashville, Tenn. – Draper Diamond
Game Notes: UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB softball team (20-14, 8-4) will begin a stretch of six games over the next six days on Tuesday with a 6 p.m. non-conference contest against Jacksonville State at the UAB Softball Field. Following the game Tuesday, the Blazers will travel to Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday to face Lipscomb in a 3 p.m. doubleheader.

The Blazers are fresh off a Conference USA sweep this past weekend where they defeated North Texas by a combined score of 16-3 over the three-game set, shutting down the nation’s 24th-ranked offense.

Live stats and video will be available at www.uabsports.com for Tuesday’s contest, while stats and video will be available for Wednesday’s game at www.lipscombsports.com.

UAB Notes
The Series’
JSU holds the series advantage over UAB, 16-14, as the Blazers took down the Gamecocks, 21-2, in five innings earlier this season. UAB is 9-5 against Lipscomb all-time, including an 8-6 loss to the Bisons earlier this season at the Getterman Classic in Waco, Texas.


 

 

Blazers Score Early, Lead Opponents In First, Second and Fifth Innings
53 percent of UAB’s total runs (156) have come in the first, second and fifth innings combined. The Blazers are outscoring opponents 32-10 in the first inning, 27-17 in the second and 24-14 in the fifth. UAB is 9-4 when scoring in the first inning and 16-8 when scoring first. Of 34 total games, UAB has scored in the first in 13 games.

Of the regular seven innings, UAB is outscoring its opponent in five, including the first (32-10), second (27-17), fourth (16-13), fifth (24-14) and sixth (16-8), while UAB and its opponents are tied in the third (20-20) and seventh (10-10) innings in runs scored.

Record Night for UAB in Last Outing at Jacksonville State
UAB’s bats came alive in a 21-2 rout over Jacksonville State on March 18. Five different Blazers hit home runs as UAB tied its all-time single game home run record of six - The last time the feat was accomplished was March 18, 2012 vs. Kentucky in a 20-7 win (also tied for the fifth-most in a single game in NCAA history).

On top of the home runs, UAB also drew 11 walks, which ties the all-time single game record set on March 3, 2012 vs. Maryland. The 21-run output are the most runs scored by UAB since Feb. 24, 2002 when the Blazers scored an all-time high 25 against Alabama A&M. The 19-run advantage also ties for the largest defeat dating back to March 3, 2012 in a 19-0 win over Massachusetts. The 21 runs were the most Jacksonville State has ever given up in program history, as 10 of UAB’s season-high 14 hits produced an RBI.

Conference USA Sweep
The Blazers are fresh off a Conference USA sweep over North Texas last weekend. UAB outscored the Mean Green, 16-3 over the three-game set as the Blazers’ pitching staff dominated NT’s 24th ranked offense who averaged 6.28 runs per game entering the weekend.

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