JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/12/2011 - The No. 17 Union (Tenn.) University baseball team posted a 3-2 victory over William Carey (Miss.) University on Tuesday at Fesmire Field. Union improved to 29-10 overall, while William Carey dropped to 18-21 on the season.
Union provided just enough offense for starter Derek Roof (5-1) who tossed seven innings, allowing seven hits and one run with four strikeouts for the win. With Union up 3-1 in the ninth, Justin Bryan allowed the first two runners to reach base after tossing a perfect eighth inning in relief. Cody Dew entered the game with two on and no outs. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third. Dew got a sacrifice fly and a pop-out to earn his second save of the season.
Union scored a run in the first inning to take the lead. Oscar Depablos’ ground out drove in Danny Grimm, who had reached with a leadoff double. In the third, Union added a second run on an RBI double form Doug Joyce. Then in the fifth, Depablos got his second RBI of the day to score what proved to be the game-winning run. His double scored Brett Pawlan to put Union up 3-0.
William Carey scored their first run in the sixth inning. Both teams left a combined 17 runners on base, including nine by William Carey. The Crusaders out-hit Union 8-7 in the game. Zach Magee (2-4) through 123 pitches in the complete game loss, allowing three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts.
Joyce’s two hits led Union, while Depablos led with two RBI.
Up next for Union will be a road conference series at Mid-Continent (Ky.) on Friday and Saturday.
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