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Lady Bulldog Softball vs. University of Mary (N.D.)

Mon, May 19, 2003  11:00 a.m.  Decatur, Ala.
Union Result: L 2-3
NAIA Softball World Series

Softball Championship Information

2003 National Championship Tournament Press Release

Saturday, May 17 - G18 – Mary (N.D.) (35-14) def. Union (Tenn.) (45-13), 3-2

MARY OVERCOMES UNION RALLY TO ADVANCE IN NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP

 May 19, 2003

 DECATUR, Ala. – At the 23rd Annual NAIA Softball National Championship at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur, Alabama, the University of Mary (N.D.) scored first and held onto a 3-2 victory over the #7-seeded Union University (Tenn.) in the loser’s bracket.

 Mary put one run on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning when Amanda Hinton (1-for-4) scored after reaching on a single, stealing second base and advancing to third on an error.  Hinton later scored on a sacrifice fly by teammate Neena Williams (3-for-3).  Mary added another run in the top of the fifth inning.  Williams led Mary in hitting going 3-for-3 with two RBI.

 The Lady Bulldogs of Union rallied in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game.  Holly Haycraft  (1-for-2) led off the inning with a single and advanced to second base on a wild pitch from Danelle Murphy.  Decatur native Megan Quarry (1-for-3) singled to right field to move Haycraft to third base.  With two outs, Amy Mejia (2-for-3) came to the plate and hit a double to score both Haycraft and Quarry. 

 In the top of the seventh inning, Mary added one more run to the scoreboard to complete the 3-2 upset over Union.  Union completes their season with an overall record of 45-13 while Mary advances to play at 9 p.m. tonight.

  

-NAIA-

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