JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/15/2009 - The Union University softball team won both games of a double-header on Tuesday at Lambuth (Tenn.) University, taking game one 12-7 and winning the second game 11-0. Union also swept the Lambuth Lady Eagles earlier in the season in a double-header at Union.
Union scored first in game one by posting two runs in the top of the first. The Lady Bulldogs never trailed in the contest, but held off several Lambuth rallies. Both teams scored twice in the third inning and two more times in the fifth inning to set the Union lead at 6-4 in going into the sixth inning. Union exploded for six runs in the top of the six to take control. Lambuth tried to respond, but could only post three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Both teams were held scoreless in the seventh as Union took the 12-7 win. Union out hit Lambuth 15-7 in the contest. Sydney McMillian earned the win for Union, tossing 4.1 innings, allowing five runs, one earned, on four hits with four strikeouts. Lindsey Landreneau, Katie Davis, and Ashley Blakenship each posted three hits in the game, with Davis and Blankenship leading the way with four RBI each.
Game two saw Union continue their hot hitting as Union jumped out with five runs in the first and four more in the second inning to lead 9-0. Union sealed the run-rule shortened game with two more runs in the fifth to win 11-0. Hailee Edwards earned the win, tossing five innings, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out 10 batters. Landreneau led Union with a 4-for-4 game, including two RBI, a homerun, and three runs scored. Davis and Sydney McMillen each added three hits.
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