The West Alabama softball team sweeps Division I Mississippi Valley State University in a double header Tuesday, March 14 at the UWA Softball Complex.

In game one, Audrey Diekmann hit a homerun in the first two innings, which earned her her a single-season high of 10 homeruns.

When asked how Diekmann felt after hitting her 10th homerun of the season she replied, “I have never hit this many homeruns in a season before, so this is a new kind of feeling.”

Allison Craft also hit a homerun combining for a total of three homeruns in game one. An illegal pitch and an MVSU error in game two allowed two more runs to cross the plate, securing the win for the Tigers. The Tigers came away with a 10-to-6 win in game one and an 11-to-3 win in game two. These two wins put the Tigers at 14-13 on the season.

“We had a great game, beating a Division One team is always huge,” head coach Carie Dever-Boaz said. “I love this team. We are family and we are on a mission to change the culture, and bring a championship here soon.”

Tuesday’s game was “Greek Appreciation Night” and the sorority/fraternity with the most members in attendance was awarded $300. The money is being divided between Sigma Pi, Delta Chi and Alpha Phi Alpha.

Coach Dever-Boaz is working to change the softball culture here at UWA. She wants to connect everyone on campus to become a bigger family.

“We need a great student life here at UWA,” Dever-Boaz said. “We are going to put a great product on the field, something that people will want to be a part of.”

The team is planning several events for upcoming games such as: cancer awareness, cystic fibrosis, local humane societies, societies, the UWA student food bank, and a faculty and staff celebration.

Photo Credited to Joe Chance

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