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Win: YEAGER (3-1) 7.020010
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HIGGINS (LIP) 212010
Softball, Yeager shut out UAB in midweek matchup
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
By Logan Butts
Softball, Yeager shut out UAB in midweek matchup

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb softball team shutout UAB 2-0 on Tuesday night in a midweek matchup at Draper Diamond.

The Lady Bisons (23-10) scored two runs in the fourth, and it was enough to hold off the Blazers (13-23-1) as sophomore Chloe Yeager shut down UAB on the mound.

Yeager, fresh off of her first career ASUN Pitcher of the Week award, allowed just two hits and improved to 3-0 as a starter.

Lipscomb’s pair of fourth-inning runs came in a similar fashion.

Senior Abby Fenichel started the inning off with a double to right center.

The catcher then advanced to third and eventually home on a pair of bad throws from the UAB defense to give Lipscomb a 1-0 lead.

Junior Sarah Higgins smashed her second double of the game later in the inning.

After a Jordan Fortel walk and Caitlin Plocheck reaching on a fielder’s choice, Higgins scored on another throwing error from the Blazers.

 

QUICK HITS:

  • UAB’s Emily Kachel took the loss and is now 9-10 for the Blazers.
  • Yeager is 3-1 overall for the Lady Bisons, and has now won three consecutive starts as a starter.
  • Higgins reached base in all three of her at bats with two doubles and a walk. The junior now has a five-game hitting streak, the longest on the team. This was also her team-high 12th multi-hit game of the season.
  • Higgins and Fenichel were the only Lady Bisons to record a hit in the game.
  • Junior Jordan Fortel drew two walks. She now has 14 on the season.

 

NEXT UP: The Lady Bisons will host Jacksonville for a weekend series, with a doubleheader on Saturday and a series closer on Sunday.