2003 National Championship Tournament Press Release
Saturday, May 17 - G14 – #7 Union (Tenn.) (45-12)
def. Warner Southern (Fla.) (25-27)
UNION EDGES WARNER SOUTHERN IN DAY TWO OF THE NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ala. – At the 23rd Annual NAIA Softball National
Championships at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur, Alabama, Union
University (Tenn.) edges by Warner Southern College (Fla.) 4-2 to
advance in the loser’s bracket to face the University of Mary
(N.D.) at 2:00 p.m. today.
Lady Bulldogs of Union scored two runs in the bottom of the third
inning to take the lead. Holly
Haycraft (1-for-3) led off the inning with a single and advanced to
second on an infield error. Christina
Johnson (1-for-3) hit a one-out triple to score Haycraft and Megan
Southern scored one run in the top of the fourth inning and one in
the top of the fifth to tie the game.
Jennifer Tustisch (1-for-3) tripled and later scored on a
fielder’s choice. In
the fifth inning Nadia Pagan scored due to a combination of fielding
mistakes and wild pitches.
added two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to seal the
victory. Amanda Dixon
(1-for-3) singled to start the inning, later scoring the first run
of the inning. The second run came when Jessica Kee (1-for-3) scored as a
result of hits by Union batters and fielding errors.
improves their overall record to 45-12 and faces Mary while Mary
Kosco improves her record to 21-5 on the season.
Warner Southern ends their season with an overall record of