Feb. 16 C-USA Softball Roundup
Feb. 16, 2013
IRVING, Texas - Conference USA softball teams combined to post an 11-6 record Saturday in nonconference action. Southern Miss designated player Mackenzie Sher hit a walk-off grand slam against Jacksonville State and the Golden Eagles won a pair of games. UCF and UAB, which also posted a walk-off win against SIU Edwardsville, also swept two games, while Memphis, East Carolina, Houston and UTEP all picked up a win.
at Southern Miss 10, Sam Houston State 1 (6)
Danielle LaPointe continued her hot hitting streak and Mackenzie Sher walked off Southern Miss (5-7) in grand slam fashion as they defeated Sam Houston State and Jacksonville State on Saturday.
In game one, the Golden Eagles swung hot bats all afternoon, recording a season-best 12 hits including three from both Sher and LaPointe en route to a 10-1 run-rule victory. Sher picked up the first five of her RBI against the Bearkats (4-5) on a two-run single and a three-run homer, her first round-tripper of the day.
The second game of the day mirrored Friday's closely contested game with the Gamecocks (2-6) as the game came down to the final inning yet again. With a pair of outs facing them, the Golden Eagles got a pair of walks and a single to load the bases for Sher who took a 3-1 offering deep over the center field wall.
at UCF 3, Florida A&M 1
UCF softball team kept its momentum strong on Saturday with a pair of big victories on day two of the UCF Holiday Inn Select Invitational. The Knights (3-5) surged to the top of the tournament table with a 3-1 victory over Florida A&M (1-6) in the early game and another 3-1 triumph over South Carolina (5-2) in the night cap. UCF is the only undefeated team remaining in the event and can clinch the tournament championship by winning one of its two games tomorrow at the UCF Softball Complex.
UAB 7, SIUE 6
Senior right fielder Chandler Orr hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the UAB softball team over a comeback-minded SIUE, 7-6. Earlier in the day junior designated hitter Kristen McGrath hit a grand slam en route to the Blazers defeating Eastern Kentucky, 6-1.
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