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Union's Softball Season Ends

Jackson, Tenn. - 5/20/2003 - Union University's Softball team was eliminated from the 2003 NAIA Softball World Series on Monday as they fell 3-2 to the University of Mary (N.D.). The Lady Bulldog ended another stellar season with an overall record of 45-13.

On the season, they captured the TranSouth Conference regular season and tournament championships, the NCCAA MidEast Region Championship, NAIA Region XI Championship, and earned the No. 7 seed in the national tournament.

Looking ahead, things apear to be good for the Lady Bulldogs as they are returning all but one player for next season. Catcher, Megan Quarry, is Union's lone senior. The pitching staff of Leah Gronberg (24-8) and Mary Kosco (21-5) are returning. This junior and freshman tandom each posted an ERA of less than one for the season. Freshman outfielder and leadoff hitter, Holly Haycraft, set a new record at Union for stolen bases in a season with 44. She is just 19 away from the career mark of 63. Also for Union, their top three run producers are back in Christina Johnson, Amy Mejia (both of which will be seniors) and Jackson native Jessica Kee. Kee earned a starting role at third base this season as freshman.

Steven Aldridge
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