JACKSON, Tenn. - 3/3/2006 - The Union University softball program earned two more wins on Friday at Fesmire Field to push their record to 6-2 on the season. Union, ranked No. 15 in the preseason poll, defeated William Jewell College (Mo.) 5-0 and then topped Spring Arbor University (Mich.) 6-2 in the Union University Classic.
In the win over William Jewell, senior pitcher Mary Kosco (2-2) record 15 strikeouts in her seven innings of work. The 15 strikeouts was just one shy of the Union record of 16 K's in a game held by a fellow Herrin, Illinois native, Lynde Cappagreco dating back to the 1998 season. Union was led by Chrissa Norton and Kristn Kolter with two hits each. Norton record three runs scored, while Kolter had two RBI.
The nightcap saw Union jump out to a 5-0 lead with all the runs coming in the bottom of the second inning. Union made that lead hold up for a 6-2 final. Jackie Cliff earned the win moving her record to 2-0. Amber Bryant led Union with two hits in the game. Holly Haycraft and Candace Cross each record two RBI.
Union will play these same two teams on Saturday as the classic continues.
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