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Union softball wins pair on Friday, now 3-1 on season

Stephanie Saunders

JACKSON, Tenn. - 2/19/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University softball team posted a pair of victories on Friday including a 4-3 win over University of Missouri-St. Louis and a 7-4 win over William Woods (Mo.) University. Union improved to 3-1 on the season, while Missouri-St. Louis is 1-1 and William Woods is 1-3.

In the first game Union scored first with two runs in the bottom of the first. The scored stayed 2-0 until Union tacked on another run in the fifth. The Missouri-St. Louis bats came to life in the sixth with two runs to cut the lead down to 3-2. In the top of the seven, the Tritons used a lead off home run from Katie Bartlett to tie the game at 3-3. Then in the bottom of the seventh, Ali Thomas led off with a double. Amber Hayes followed with a single to put the winning run at third. Stephanie Saunders then singled to drive in Thomas and give Union the win. Brooke Thomas (2-0) tossed seven innings, allowing five hits, three runs, one earned and striking out 15 hitters. Keaton Kirk, Lindsey Landreneau, Ali Thomas, Hayes and Saunders each had two hits for Union.

The night cap saw William Woods jump out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning. Union answered with one run in the fourth, five runs in the fifth and one more in the sixth to rally for the 7-4 win. Union got a home run from Hayes who led all hitters with a 3-for-4 game. Ali Thomas recorded two RBI in the game. Brooke Thomas (2-0) earned the win for Union in relief.

Up next for Union will be two more games on Saturday against the same two teams. Union plays Missouri-St. Louis at 10:00 a.m. Missouri-St. then plays William Woods at noon, followed by Union and William Woods at 2:00 p.m.


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