Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Valdosta State Sweeps UWA Softball

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Valdosta State Sweeps UWA Softball

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LIVINGSTON | Six Valdosta State batters posted multiple runs batted in to sweep the University of West Alabama softball team in a Gulf South Conference doubleheader at the UWA Softball Complex on Saturday. The Blazers won the first game 9-6 and the second 10-1.

West Alabama fell to 15-15 overall and 5-9 in the GSC, while Valdosta State improved to 22-8 and 7-5.

Jordyn Whiddon gave the Tigers the first lead of the day with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning in the first game. The Blazers answered in the top of the fourth inning with home runs by Heather Robinson and Courtney Albritton to take a 4-1 lead.

After an RBI single by Randa Simpson in the fifth, UWA took a 6- 5 lead in the sixth with an RBI single by Taylor Miller and a three- run homer by Anna Shartzer.

VSU responded again in the seventh with four more runs on four hits and two Tiger errors.

Albritton ended with three RBIs, while Robinson and Kelly Gordon each tallied two. Shartzer finished 2-for-3 at the plate for UWA with two runs. …

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