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Union softball sweeps double-header

JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/1/2009 - The Union University Lady Bulldog softball team posted a double-header sweep over Lambuth (Tenn.) University on Wednesday afternoon. Union took the first game 1-0 and rallied for a 5-4 win in the second game. Union improved to 15-13 on the season, while Lambuth dropped to 3-25 overall.

In game one, Union's Hailee Edwards (7-2) and Lambuth's Hanna Trice were locked in a pitching duel as the game was scoreless through four and one-half innings. Union was able to push across an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead. Edwards recorded eight strikeouts for Union as she made the 1-0 lead stand up. In her complete game victory, Edwards allowed just three hits. Union's Ali Thomas posted the game's only RBI, while Kristen Kirk led the Lady Bulldogs with a 2-for-2 game.

Game two saw Union score early with a run in the bottom of the first inning. However, Lambuth stormed back with a run in the fourth to tie the game, and three more in the fifth to take a 4-1 lead. Union answered with a run in the bottom of the fifth, but stranded the bases loaded, trailing 4-2. Union's Sydney McMillian (7-4) held Lambuth scoreless over the final two innings while, Union posted three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the 5-4 lead. Thomas led Union with two RBI in the second game. Lead-off hitter, Michelle Albonetti was a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate.

Up next for Union will be a trip to Fulton, Mo. on Saturday, April 4 as Union plays in the William Woods Tournament. Union will play three games on Saturday starting at 9:00 am.

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