NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 3/30/2012 - The No. 11 Union University softball salvaged a double-header split at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville Friday afternoon. Union dropped the first game 6-4 and then won the second game 5-2. Union is now 26-7 overall and 12-2 in the TranSouth. Trevecca Nazarene is 18-10 on the season, 9-2 in league play.
In the second game, Union fell behind early with two runs from Trevecca in the first inning. However, freshman pitcher Kelly Robey (12-2) settled in and didn’t allow anymore runs. She finished the game, allowing two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts. The Union offense joined the game in the fourth inning with run on a lead-off homer from Shelby Lamb. Union added two more runs in the fifth. DeShuni Sanders led off with a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly from Alex Williams. Kohnley Wade walked and later scored on a throwing error. Lamb recorded her second RBI of the game by driving in Sam Geisler who reached on an error. Union added a fifth run in the sixth inning on a home run from Brooke Thomas.
In the first game, Union scored first in the second inning on an RBI double from Thomas. Trevecca tied the game in the bottom of the second, then added two runs in the third and three in the fourth to lead 6-1. Union tried to rally, but fell short as they added three runs in the fifth. Alex William hit a 2-run homer and Geisler followed with a solo shot later in the inning, but the scoring stopped there. Thomas (12-5) took the loss, going six innings, allowing six runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts.
Union stays in middle Tennessee and faces Cumberland in a double-header in Lebenon, Tenn. Saturday.
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