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Union softball jumps six spots to No. 11 in latest poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 3/21/2012 - The Union University softball team jumped six spots to No. 11 in the latest NAIA Softball Rankings. Union started the season at No. 17 in the preseason polls.

Union is 24-5 on the season. This is the best start to a season for Union softball since the 2005 season. Union started that season 26-5, going on to finish the year 45-16-1. That 2005 season was also the last season for Union softball to participate in the NAIA National Tournament.

Last week, Union defeated then No. 6 Belhaven (Miss.) 7-6 and topped then No. 22 Mobile (Ala.) 5-1. On the season, Union is 6-5 versus teams ranked or receiving votes in the latest NAIA poll. Of Union’s five losses, two have come to top-10 teams, No. 6 Central Baptist (Ark.) and No. 7 William Carey (Miss.).

Union is 10-0 in the TranSouth Conference to this point in the season. Union closes out the month of March with six conference games. Union hosts Bethel Monday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m. and then travels to Trevecca Nazarene and Cumberland, Friday and Saturday, March 30-31.

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