Chargers Win Battle of Perennial Powers

By: VSU Sports Information
By: VSU Sports Information

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Valdosta State dropped two games in Huntsville, Ala., Saturday to fall to 10-4 overall and 1-3 in the Gulf South Conference. No. 3 Alabama-Huntsville put up 12 runs on the day to just four runs for the Blazers.

After putting up four hits in the first game, Valdosta State registered eight hits in the second game, but it would not be enough.

The Chargers scored the first run of the day in the second inning of the first game, but Valdosta State answered in the fourth inning when Colette Rollins hit a double to left center. April Collins entered as a pinch runner and scored on a single from Jordan Martin.

Both defenses kept the powerful offenses off the board for the next three innings. Alabama-Huntsville scored an unearned run in the eighth inning to win it. Holly Satterfield, who finished with four strikeouts, six walks, and allowed five hits, walked Emily Roach with one out. Three consecutive hitters in the lineup behind Roach made contact to move her around the bases and score the winning run.

Martin was one for two along with Sarah Vaughn. Morgan Johnson was one for three at the plate while Rollins was one of four.

In the second game Alabama-Huntsville came out hot, scoring five runs in the first inning. Margaret Carter started, but Krystle Robinson entered just one out into the game. Robinson finished with four strikeouts, one walk and allowed six hits and five runs, two of which were earned. Carter gave up six hits and five runs.

In the first three innings, the Chargers scored eight runs before VSU could answer. The Blazers showed life in the fourth inning with two runs. Marti Littlefield singled up the middle and stole second. She scored when Martin doubled down the left line two batters later.

Martin scored the next play when Amanda McElheney singled up the middle. Vaughn lined out next to end the inning.

The Blazers put up a run the next inning as well when Natalia Morozova singled to left field. She scored on a single from Littlefield. The Chargers responded with two more runs to put the game out of reach.

Littlefield was two for three to lead the team. Four other Blazers were one for three while Morgan Johnson and Morozova were one for four.

Valdosta State will look to rebound against West Georgia in Carrollton at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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