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Union softball splits pair of games on day two of conference tournament

PULASKI, Tenn. - 4/30/2009 - The third seeded Union University softball team lost 2-0 in the TranSouth Conference Tournament winner's bracket semifinals to the #2 seeded Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University Lady Lions. However, Union responded in an elimination game by defeating #6 seeded Lyon (Ark.) College 5-1 to advance to the final day of play.

Union will play #1 Martin Methodist College in an elimination game at 11:00 am on Friday morning, May 1.

In the first game, Freed-Hardeman scored a run in the bottom of the third an another in the bottom of the sixth to win 2-0. TranSouth Pitcher of the Year Tarrah Tucker tossed the complete game shutout, allowing just four hits for the Lady Lions. Union freshman Hailee Edwards held her own as she allowed just five hits in her complete game effort, with three strikeouts. Union tallied one hit each from Ali Thomas, Ashley Blankenship, Carmesha Owens, and Sydney McMillin.

Game two on the day for Union saw the offense come to life with a five-run output. Lyon scored first with their lone run in the top of the first inning. However, Union answered with a run in the bottom of the frame. Union then added four more runs in the third to take the 5-1 lead. That would be all that McMillin needed as she tossed a complete game, allowing seven hits and just the one run with two strikeouts. Blankenship led with a 3-for-3 day, while Kristen Kirk and Thomas each drove in two runs.


Steven Aldridge
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