HATTIESBURG, Miss. - 3/18/2011 - The No. 24 Union (Tenn.) University softball split a pair of games in the William Carey University Classic on Friday afternoon. Union lost 4-0 to No. 12 Belhaven (Miss.) and then defeated Spring Hill (Ala.) 1-0. Union’s record goes to 14-5 on the season.
In the win over Spring Hill, Union scored the game's only run in the top of the first inning. Union's leadoff hitter Tobie Joy walked and then scored on a double from Stephanie Saunders. Joy and Brooke Thomas combined to make sure that 1-0 lead held. Joy (2-0) started the game, and allowed just one hit while striking out two. Thomas earned the save with three innings of scoreless, one-hit relief.
Belhaven scored a run in the second, two more in the fourth and one in the fifth to win 4-0 in the first game of the day. Thomas (6-2) started the game for Union, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks. Keaton Kirk finished the last 2.1 innings, allowing one run and two hits. Union's Joy and Amber Hayes each record one hit each for Union total of two hits in the game.
Union plays twice on Saturday in the classic. A rematch against Spring Hill at 12:00 p.m. and then a game against the host No. 3 William Carey at 2:00 p.m. #UNION#
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