Lions weekly review


The UNA baseball team continued its dominance over the weekend at home with a sweep of Christian Brothers behind Michael Schmidt and an offensive explosion to get to 30 wins.

UNA (31-11, 11-7) won its fifth-straight game with the help of the bats in this weekend series, as the Lions outscored the Buccaneers 30-9 in three games. Schmidt continued his hitting season with eight hits for the weekend to move his batting average to .404 and second in the conference. Also contributing to the series was Jack Sloan with seven total RBIs.

Game one starter Johnny Hornbuckle got on track for his sixth win of the year ,allowing just two runs and striking out five. Chad Boughner also continued his great season, picking up his eighth win to move to 8-2 on the season while striking out 10 and allowing one earned run.

The Lions will hope to continue the hitting outburst for the weekend series against New Orleans starting April 21 at 2 p.m for a doubleheader and April 22 at 1 p.m to round out the weekend series.


The UNA softball team lost both games to Delta State over the weekend to move to (18-21, 7-17) for the year.

UNA had the opportunity to pull away with a win, but the Lady Statesmen broke up a 2-2 game in the seventh inning in game one to score 5 runs with two outs to defeat UNA 7-2. Dani Colwill sparked the Lions with a two run bomb to center to complete a 3-3 day at the plate.

In game two, the result was nearly the same, but this time the Lions went into the seventh inning with a 3-2 lead and to lose with Delta State bringing in two runs to complete with the sweep of the series.

The Lions brought the bats in the second game with nine hits but left 10 batters stranded on base. Evalena Behr had a solid pitching performance—only allowing two hits—but the seven walks did the damage, as she got the loss.

The Lions will attempt to bounce back in their final, regular-season weekend double headers against West Alabama April 21 at 1 p.m and April 22 against West Florida at noon.


UNA fans were able to get a glimpse of new coach Bobby Wallace’s squad April 14 in the Purple-White game that held 40 live plays and 60 7-7 drills.

The defense came to play, forcing its power on the UNA offense, committing five turnovers for the day and only allowing one offensive touchdown. Quarterback Chris Alexander replaces two-year starter Lee Chappel this season and went 2-5 passing on 11 yards during live drills and 11-14 with 87 yards in the 7-7 drills.

The spark for the Lion offense was from Lamonte Thompson, who capped off the only scoring drive of the day with a one-yard run. Thompson finished with 89 yards rushing on 11 carries.

Michael Shuster and William Pontius each drilled a 60-yard field goal to end the spring game on a high note.


The UNA women’s tennis team improved to 10-7 on the season and 5-2 in Gulf South Conference play with a 9-0 home victory over West Georgia April 13. The Lions surrendered only three points the entire day, sweeping doubles play with three 8-0 victories and winning five of the six singles matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores.

North Alabama’s doubles of Mackenzie Bishop and Ashley Alfonso helped the Lions improve to 13-4 on the year at No. 2 doubles with their 8-0 win over West Georgia’s Molly Olson and Kelsey Bowman.

The UNA men’s and women’s tennis teams will play at Western Kentucky April 22.