COLUMBIA, Ky. - 4/6/2010 - The No. 17 Union (Tenn.) University baseball split a double-header at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) College. Union took the first game 13-12 in eight innings, and then dropped the second game 8-7. Union is now 25-8 on the season, while Lindsey Wilson is 18-17.
Union scored first in game one with five runs in the second inning. After Lindsey Wilson scored one in the bottom of the second, Union answered with one in the third. Lindsey responded with eight unanswered runs, including four in the third, one in the fourth and three in the fifth to take a 9-6 lead. Union tied the game with three in the sixth. But it was the Blue Raiders responding again with two in the bottom of the sixth to regain the lead. In the seventh, Union scored twice to tie the game and after keeping Lindsey Wilson off the scoreboard for the first time in six innings, the game went to extras 11-11. In the eighth, Union scored two more runs, while Lindsey Wilson could muster only one in the bottom of the eighth. Union pounded out 18 hits, while the Blue Raiders recorded 19 hits. Cody Dew (3-1) earned the win with 1.2 innings of work to close the game, allowing just the one run on three hits. Union was led by Clint Barnes and Alex Turner with three hits each. Barnes led with three RBI.
After getting the win in game one, Dew suffered his first loss of the season as he allowed the Blue Raiders to rally in the sixth. Dew pitched 1.1 innings of relief, allowing three runs in the sixth as Lindsey Wilson took the 8-7 lead. Union has just taking the lead with four runs in the top of the sixth to lead 7-5. Much like the first game, the game was back and forth. Union scored in the second, fifth and sixth innings. Lindsey Wilson scored in the fourth, fifth and sixth. Union was led by Danny Grimm and Corey Rudolph with two hits each. Rudolph led with four RBI for Union.
Up next for Union will be a three-game weekend TranSouth series at Lyon (Ark.) on Friday and Saturday.
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