Junior pitcher Lannah Campbell struck out a season-high 12 batters as the No. 1 seeded UAB softball team outlasted No. 8 seeded Southern Miss, 3-2, in 10 innings on Thursday. The game was the third in the opening round of the Conference USA Softball Championship at the Collins Family Softball Complex.
The Blazers loaded the bases with one out in the top of the 10th before senior Kate Armstrong fielded a game-ending RBI bunt single to give UAB the win.
The win advances UAB (37-15) to Friday's semifinal game, where the Blazers will face either No. 4 Marshall or No. 5 East Carolina at 4:30 p.m. CT. Last season, UAB dropped a 3-2 decision to Marshall in 10 innings. The Blazers dropped an 8-0 decision to East Carolina in 2006.
No. 2 Houston will meet No. 3 Tulsa at 2 p.m. CT on Friday for the first semifinal game.