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MONTEVALLO, Ala.— The University of West Alabama softball team completed the two-game sweep on the first day of the Second Annual Falcon Frenzy, ending the day with a 5-0 victory over Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Tuskegee University on Friday.

With wins over Ursuline and Tuskegee, the Tigers improves to 2-4 on the season. The Golden Tigers fall to 0-7 overall.

“It’s always great to get to wins,” UWA head coach Carie Dever-Boaz said “It definitely gives us momentum heading into the rest of the weekend.”

“In tonight’s game, some people shined offensively while struggling defensively.”

Kierra Hague put the Tigers on the board in the top if the third, grounding into a fielder’s choice that allowed Jenna Goldsmith to touch home for a 1-0 UWA lead.

Hague and Goldsmith teamed up again in the top of the fifth as Goldsmith came around to score on another Hague grounder, extending West Alabama’s lead to 2-0.

Abby McKee tacked on an unearned run to lead off the sixth inning, scoring on an errant attempt to gun down Ashley Smart at first. The error would cost the Golden Tigers a fourth run as Smart came around to score on an Ashlend Rodriguez grounder.

Chelsea Lobito’s picked up an RBI double in the top of the seventh, swinging Allison Craft, who reached after getting hit by a pitch, around for the last run of the night.

Goldsmith went 3-for-3, scoring two runs and stealing three bases. Lobitos went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Audrey Diekmann picked up a triple. Hague finished with two RBIs, while Lobitos and Rodriguez each chipped in a RBI.

Ashley Stassin (1-1) earned her first victory of the season, allowing seven hits and striking out five through all seven innings. Jasmine Snyder (0-1) took the loss for the Golden Tigers, allowing five runs on six hits.

The Tigers will continue in the tournament, taking on Truman State at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday. West Alabama will conclude the tournament with a double-header on Sunday, facing Mobile at 3:45 p.m. and Montebello at 6 p.m.

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