PADUCAH, Ky. - 5/13/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University Bulldogs advanced to their second straight conference title game with an 11-5 win over Martin (Tenn.) Methodist College in the 2010 McDonald's TranSouth Baseball Tournament. Union, ranked No. 18 in the final NAIA rankings released on Wednesday, moved to 40-14 on the season. Union topped Martin Methodist on Tuesday in the second round 12-6.
In the second match up of the tournament between second seeded Union and third seeded Martin Methodist, both teams matched runs early as the scored was tied 3-3 going into the top of the seventh. However, Union exploded for seven runs on three hits and two RedHawks errors in the frame to push out to the 10-3 lead.
Union freshman starter and Jackson, Tenn. native Jared Davis (8-0) earned the win with eight innings of work, allwoing five runs, four earned on nine hits while striking out four. Josh Jones continued his great tournament for Union as he added to his tournament high nine RBI with two more in this game.
Union, the defending TranSouth Tournament Champion, will face off against NAIA No. 2 and top seeded Cumberland (Tenn.) at noon on Thursday. Union must win twice to repeat as champions. Cumberland defeated Union 14-5 in the winner's bracket final earlier on Wednesday.
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