It was a rough weekend for the home West Alabama Tigers at the softball complex. The University of West Alabama softball team was dealt a sweep this weekend at the hands of the North Alabama Lions. A pair of home runs lifted the Lions past West Alabama on Sunday to complete the three game sweep of the Tigers.

The Tigers dropped a tight 6-5 affair on the first game on Sunday. An Anna Shartzer home run was the bright spot of the Tigers as they struggled to string hits together and could not break through to take the lead.

Game two had the same result with a different score. The Lions pulled away with a 6-0 win and leaving the Tigers without a win in the Saturday doubleheader. It was clear that the bats did not show up in game two, ultimately costing the Tigers and putting them behind.

A late surge by the Lions gave them the three game sweep on Sunday. A pair of home runs late led to the 9-1 North Alabama win. The loss leaves the Tigers 11-10 on the season and dropped their Gulf South Conference record below the .500 mark at 3-5. The Lions improved to 16-5 and 7-2 in the GSC.

It was a tough weekend for the Tigers but they will back in action midweek as they head to Birmingham to take on Miles in a doubleheader with first pitch being thrown at 2 p.m. central time. Following the midweek road games, the Tigers will head north to Tennessee for a weekend series at Lee University. First pitch in game one is set for 12 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday for the third and final game.

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