From the University of Alabama at Birmingham Athletics Department:
NORMAN, Okla. – The UAB softball team (29-23) battled with No. 17 Oklahoma for the full seven innings on Sunday at Marita Hynes Field, but dropped the series finale by a 6-4 score to close this season's non-conference action.
UAB scored single runs in the first and second and two in the fourth, as the Sooners broke through for a four-run second and added single runs in the fourth and sixth, to top the Blazers.
Hayley Davis led the way for UAB at the plate, finishing 1-for-2 with three RBI, including a two-run home run. Ashley Johnson was 2-for-3, while seven other Blazers added single hits. Heather Pearson picked up UAB's other RBI, a double in the first.
Leigh Streetman got the start for UAB and tossed 4.1 innings of work, allowing five runs on seven hits. She walked nine, a season-high for UAB, and struck out four. Lannah Campbell entered in relief and tossed 1.2 innings and allowed three hits. The loss comes as UAB's 14th contest against a top-25 opponent this season entering next weekend's regular-season finale at UTSA.
The Blazers will travel to San Antonio for the three-game set, which begins next Saturday in a crucial Conference USA series, as UAB controls its own destiny as the current second-place team in the league.
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