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Union Softball Wins Sixth Straight

JACKSON, Tenn. - 3/12/2008 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs swept a double-header with Crichton College (Tenn.) on Wednesday afternoon, increasing their winning streak to six games. The two wins put the Lady Bulldogs at 8-5 on the season and 5-3 in TranSouth Conference play. Crichton is now 2-14 overall and 0-4 in league play.

Union jumped out to a two-run lead in the second inning with hits from Ashley Walter, Candice Thompson, and Michelle Albonetti. The Lady Bulldogs increased their lead to 5-0, before Crichton added their lone run in the seventh. Union's Amy Chatham allowed just one run in the top of the seventh to move her record to 5-2 on the year. Union’s offense was led by Albonetti who went 4-for-4, followed by Kristen Kirk and Thompson who each went 2-for-3 in the game.

In the second game, Bethany Burnett (2-3) tossed a six-inning complete game shutout, allowing just three hits in the game. Union’s offensive attack started early with singles from Albonetti, Brittany Burkett, and Chatham. The Lady Bulldogs then added two runs then scored on a double by Ashley Blakenship in the first inning. Union added two more runs in the third, one in the fourth, and three in the sixth to run-rule Crichton 8-0. The Lady Bulldog’s offense was led by Chatham who went 3-for-4, followed by Albonetti and Burkett both going 2-for-4.

Up next, the Lady Bulldogs will be hosting the Union University Classic at Fesmire Field, Friday and Saturday, March 14-15. The Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to play Campbellsville University (Ky.) at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Then at 6:00 pm, Union battles Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.). On Saturday the Lady Bulldogs will play Lindsey Wilson College at 1:00 pm and then again at 3:00 pm.

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Steven Aldridge
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