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Lady Bulldog Softball vs. Warner University (Fla.)

Sat, May 17, 2003  10:00 a.m.  Decatur, Ala.
Union Result: W 4-2
NAIA Softball World Series

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2003 National Championship Tournament Press Release

Saturday, May 17 - G14 – #7 Union (Tenn.) (45-12) def. Warner Southern (Fla.) (25-27)

UNION EDGES WARNER SOUTHERN IN DAY TWO OF THE NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

May 16, 2003

 DECATUR, Ala. – At the 23rd Annual NAIA Softball National Championships at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur, Alabama, Union University (Tenn.) edges by Warner Southern College (Fla.) 4-2 to advance in the loser’s bracket to face the University of Mary (N.D.) at 2:00 p.m. today.

 The Lady Bulldogs of Union scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning to take the lead.  Holly Haycraft (1-for-3) led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on an infield error.  Christina Johnson (1-for-3) hit a one-out triple to score Haycraft and Megan Quarry (0-for-2). 

 Warner Southern scored one run in the top of the fourth inning and one in the top of the fifth to tie the game.  Jennifer Tustisch (1-for-3) tripled and later scored on a fielder’s choice.  In the fifth inning Nadia Pagan scored due to a combination of fielding mistakes and wild pitches. 

 Union added two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to seal the victory.  Amanda Dixon (1-for-3) singled to start the inning, later scoring the first run of the inning.  The second run came when Jessica Kee (1-for-3) scored as a result of hits by Union batters and fielding errors.

 Union improves their overall record to 45-12 and faces Mary while Mary Kosco improves her record to 21-5 on the season.  Warner Southern ends their season with an overall record of 25-27.

 -NAIA-

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