UAPB Softball Drops Season Opener To Saint Louis

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GAME 1 | Saint Louis 5, UAPB 3

PINE BLUFF, Arkansas —Junior Amari Broughton racked up three hits, but the UAPB Lady Lions fell to the Saint Louis Billikens 5-3 Friday at the Torii Hunter Softball Complex.

Freshman Kayla Adams got the ball to start for UAPB and took the loss. The right-hander went five innings, giving up four runs, two earned, on eight hits, allowing no walks and striking out six.

In addition to her three hits, Broughton had a double, a home run and an RBI to lead the Lady Lions. Freshman Jada Carhee compiled a noteworthy day at the dish as well, going 1-for-1 with a double and two RBI.


The Lady Lions got on the scoreboard first, starting in the second inning. Broughton put UAPB on the board with a one-out solo home run off junior Taylor Hochman.

The Billikens then rallied to score four runs and take a 4-1 lead before the Lady Lions got back on the board in the fifth. UAPB pushed two runs across on a two-run double off the bat of Carhee that scored Broughton and freshman Jada Crusterson, which brought the score to 4-3 in favor of the Billikens. The Lady Lions were unable to get any closer, as Saint Louis added one run to their tally on the way to a 5-3 final.


» Broughton led the Lady Lions, compiling three base hits in the ballgame.
» UAPB’s power output was led by Broughton, who picked up two extra base hits in the ballgame.
» Broughton led the Lady Lions at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and an RBI.

GAME 2 | Saint Louis 10, UAPB 0

UAPB Lady Lions were not able to record a run against Saint Louis pitcher freshman Lily Strand on Friday and were shut out 10-0 by the Billikens.
Sophomore Danika Bryant got the ball to start for UAPB and took the loss.

Offensively, the Lady Lions were led by freshman Shalin Charles, who went 2-for-2 on the day.

» Charles led the Lady Lions at the plate, going 2-for-2.