No. 1 University of Southern Indiana Softball settled on a split to the second day of the UAH Charger Chillout Saturday. The Screaming Eagles began the day with a 5-1 win over host and No. 11 University of Alabama-Huntsville before seeing a 2-0 lead slip away in a 9-4 loss to Mississippi College.
Freshman Kat Mueller (Evansville, Indiana) went 4-for-6 with a pair of runs scored to lead the Eagles at the plate.
#1 USI 5, #11 Alabama-Huntsville (6-4) 1
USI (1-3) scored in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI fielder’s choice by junior outfielder Allison Schubert (Nicholasville, Kentucky), then scored three times in the second frame to take a 4-0 lead over the Chargers.
Senior second baseman Claire Johnson (Pittsboro, Indiana) had a sacrifice fly to put the Eagles up 2-0, while an error and another RBI by Schubert staked USI to the four-run lead.
USI went up 5-0 on an RBI-single by junior pitcher Jennifer Leonhardt (Louisville, Kentucky) in the fourth inning, while the Chargers’ lone tally came on an RBI-triple in the fifth.
Leonhardt (1-1) earned the win after giving up just one run off four hits and three walks. She had five strikeouts in the complete-game victory.