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      UAB's Chase Mallard earns another CUSA pitcher of the week honor

      UAB's Chase Mallard is the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week.

      The right-hander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of Saturday's 4-0 win over Youngstown State before giving up a single. It's the only hit Mallard has allowed in 14 1/3 innings pitched this season.

      Mallard also earned conference Pitcher of the Week honors after his opening night performance against UT-Martin.

      He's the first Blazer to earn back-to-back Pitcher of the Week awards.

      UAB is 8-0 and off to it's best start since 2003. The Blazers play Samford on Wednesday at the Bulldogs Joe Lee Griffin Field.

      They host a three game series with Arkansas State this weekend.