Lady Statesmen fall to Chargers
by Donell Maxie
May 04, 2014 | 976 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Delta State University Lady Statesmen suffered a hard loss Saturday as the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers blasted them 10-0 in five innings to close out the season for Delta State in the Gulf South Conference Tournament in Cullman, Ala.

With the loss the Lady Statesmen wrap up the year with a 30-29 record. Huntsville advanced to play Valdosta for the conference championship on Saturday.

The Lady Statesmen fell behind early as the Chargers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. UAH added two more runs for a 4-0 lead in the third.

In the bottom of the fifth the Chargers put up six runs for a 10-0 lead and the game as it was called due to the mercy rule.

UAH pounded out eight hits in the win, while Delta State only had two hits and committed four errors.

The Lady Statesmen advanced to the UAH game by defeating West Georgia 4-0 on Friday in their first game of the day, and in the second game the Lady Statesmen made a thrilling comeback and defeated Valdosta State 6-4.

In the Valdosta game on Friday Delta State trailed 4-3 heading into the last inning.

Kassidy Tally led off the final inning with a bunt single and a stolen base. Mariah Alvarez moved Tally over to third on a single and stole second to put runners in scoring position.

Kaitlin Moore made it 4-4 by bringing in Tally off a ground ball out RBI.

Amber Adcock came through on the next at bat as she blasted shot over the left field wall for a two-run walk off home run to give Delta State a 6-2 win.

Delta State out hit Valdosta 11-6 in the walk-off victory.

Adcock led the way as the primary run producer, going 2-for-4 at the plate with two two-run home runs, collecting four RBIs. Alvarez went 3-for-4, while Holland and Tally contributed two hits each. Moore went 1-for-4 but was responsible for the other two runs.

Maddox (9-8) got the win in game two as she delivered another stellar pitching performance. Maddox earned her second win of the day, pitching the complete game and giving up four runs, three earned, on just six hits.