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Bats come alive as No. 16 Union wins 16-0

Bryan Hill

JACKSON, Tenn. - 3/12/2011 - The No. 16 Union (Tenn.) University baseball team posted a 16-0 win over Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Saturday to cap off a three-game weekend series. Union split with the two games on Friday, winning 1-0 and falling 2-0 in nine innings. Union improved to 18-3 on the season, while Oklahoma Wesleyan dropped to 12-9 overall.

After scoring just one run in 16 innings of play on Friday against the Eagles of Oklahoma Wesleyan, Union found their stride on Saturday. The Bulldogs scored in five of their six innings at the plate in the run-rule shortened game. Union led 9-0 through four innings. After the Bulldogs failed to score in the fifth, Union added a seven runs in the sixth thanks to the help of a Bryan Hill grand slam.

Oscar Depablos and Doug Joyce each paced Union with four hits each. Hill led the way with five RBI, including the grand slam. Brett Pawlen had three RBI and three runs scored in his 2-for-3 afternoon. Eight difference Union players recorded at least one RBI in the game.

Union posted five extra base hits in the game, including a home run from Hill and a triple from Pawlen.

Kevin Kirksey improved to 4-0 on the season with six innings of scoreless work, allowing just two hits and striking out four batters. Justin Bryan tossed the final inning, allowing just one hits and getting one strike out.

Up next for Union will be a home game on Wednesday versus No. 12 Belhaven (Miss.).


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