JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/17/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University softball team posted a double-header sweep over TranSouth rival Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University on Saturday. Union took the first game 4-2 and then won game two 5-4. Union improved to 29-13 on the season and 9-3 in the TranSouth. Freed-Hardeman dropped to 16-20 overall and 7-7 in league play.
In the first game, Union scored first with two runs in the bottom of the first with RBI singles from Katie Davis and Sam Geisler. The score stayed at 2-0 until the fourth when Freed-Hardeman scored on a solo home run from Brittany Yates. After Freed-Hardeman tied the game in the sixth, Union responded with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to regain the lead for good. A wild pitch and an RBI single from Stephanie Saunders produced Union’s two runs in the sixth.
Lindsey Landreneau and Katie Davis led Union with two hits each. Three different Lady Bulldogs recorded one RBI each in the contest. Brooke Thomas (16-8) recorded the complete game victory. She allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out six.
In game two, Brooke Thomas again got the call in the circle and earned her second win of the day. This time her complete game win included nine hits, three earned runs and seven strikeouts.
Union scored first again, taking a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run home run from Amber Hayes. Union added three runs on the third to lead 5-0. Davis hit a three-run home that ended up being the game-winner. In the fifth, Freed-Hardeman scored a run and then added two runs in the sixth on a 2-RBI triple by Caneisha Turner. With the score 5-3 in favor of Union going into the seventh, the Lady Lions pulled to within one run on a solo shot by Brittney Caldwell. However, Brooke Thomas got three infield pop ups to earn the win.
Davis and Hayes recorded Union’s only RBI in the game, while Hayes led with two hits.
Up next for Union will be another double-header with Freed-Hardeman, this time in Henderson on Tuesday, April 20.
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