April 3, 2001

Union Shortstop Named TranSouth Player of the Week

Jackson, TNóBlake Wilsford, a senior from Collierville, TN was named the TranSouth Player of the Week. Wilsford helped lead the Bulldogs to a 5-0 week as he went 10 for 20 at the plate for a .500 average. In a 13-5 win over crosstown rival Lambuth, Wilford went 2 for 3 with a double and homerun. Wilsford tallied seven runs, three doubles, one triple, two homeruns, and nine RBI. Blake also added a walk and a stolen base during the week. On the season, Wilsford is hitting .367 (36-98) with 21 runs, 11 doubles, one triple, six homeruns, and 31 RBI.

The Bulldogs are now 20-11 on the season and 8-4 in the TranSouth Conference. Union has won six games in a row and 12 of their last 14. They have pulled back into the mix after a slow start. Union is now third in the conference standings behind Birmingham Southern and Berry College. The Bulldogs will travel to Berry College GA this weekend for a pivotal conference series. Tonight, the Bulldogs will host Missouri Baptist College out of St. Louis at 7:00 PM and again on Wednesday for a 1:00 PM double-header.



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