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Union baseball falls in 10 innings in NAIA nationals

Alex Turner

OKLAHOMA CITY - 5/18/2010 - The No. 18 ranked Union (Tenn.) University baseball team lost their first game in the 2010 NAIA National Championship Opening Round Tournament 4-3 in 10 innings to Jamestown (N.D.). The double-elimination tournament is being played in Oklahoma City.

Union, the No. 2 seed, trailed 2-0 after the first inning and 3-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Senior second baseman Alex Turner tied the game with a three-run home run. The scored remained 3-3 until Jamestown notched a run in the top of the tenth.

Union's Carl Harken (8-3) tossed all 10 inning for the Bulldogs. He allowed just five hits and struckout 10 hitters in the loss.

Union out-hit Jamestown 9-5, but could not capitalize. Union's 2-5 hitters were a combined 0-for-17 in the game. Leadoff hitter Danny Grimm and Alex Turner led with three hits each.

Union plays Grand View (Iowa) at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday in an elimination game. A Union win puts the Bulldogs in the 6:00 p.m. game later on Wednesday.


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