WOODSTOCK, Ga. – The UCA softball team used four home runs, which accounted for all of their runs, as it slugged its way past the Saint Louis Bilikens, 7-4, Sunday morning in their final game at the Phyllis Rafter Memorial Classic.
Kasey Britt had the largest and most damaging home run with a grand slam in the top of the second, putting UCA atop 4-0. A Saint Louis pitching change didn’t stop Melissa Bryant from going back-to-back with Britt, as she belted her second homer of the year over the left centerfield fence.
The Bears added onto their lead in the third inning when Tiffany Roby, for the third straight day, homered to left. Roby, in 23 at-bats this season, now has four home runs, a mark that is second most on the team behind Britt’s six.
On the weekend Roby, a freshman from North Little Rock, was 8-for-16 with four home runs, two doubles, six RBI, seven runs scored and posted a remarkable slugging percentage of 1.375.
In the fourth inning, Melanie Bryant welcomed another pitching change with the Bears fourth homer of the game as she hit a solo shot out to left giving the Bears a 7-0 advantage.
Kelsie Armstrong (5-5), went the distance in the circle and allowed three earned runs while fanning five Bilikens and walking none.
Prior to this week’s slate of games, UCA boasted an average of .341. After the eight games played since Tuesday, the Bears are hitting .358 as a team. Eight hitters through the first 18 games are hitting north of .300 and as a team, UCA has pounded out 17 home runs and are scoring 7.1 runs per game.
The Bears host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a doubleheader Tuesday that will begin at 5 p.m.