JACKSON, Miss. - 3/31/2010 - The No. 19 ranked Union (Tenn.) University Bulldogs lost 8-2 on Wednesday at No. 16 Belhaven (Miss.) University. Union dropped to 22-6 on the season while Belhaven improved to 27-10. Belhaven avenged their earlier loss to Union, 4-3, back on March 16.
Belhaven scored first with four run in the bottom of the third inning. Senior Brad Davis (0-2) took the loss with four runs allowed in just 2.1 innings pitched. Freshman Colin Hatch entered in relief and pitched two-thirds of an inning, allowing two runs in the fourth without recording an out. Benjie Fesmire finished the game for Union, allowing just two runs, one earned on three hits in five innings.
Brant Hinton (7-0) earned the win with seven shutout innings of work, allowing five hits and recorded three strike outs.
Union was held scoreless until they put two runs up in the eighth inning to cut the deficit down to 8-2. The Bulldogs were led by Corey Rudolph with three of Union’s seven total hits. His two-run homer accounted for Union’s run total.
Belhaven got a home run from Timmy Foster. Foster and Craig Dean each led the Blazers with three hits apiece.
Up next for Union will be a conference series at Martin Methodist (Tenn.) College on Friday and Saturday.
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