JACKSON, Tenn. - 2/26/2007 - The Union University Lady Bulldog softball team improved to 6-0 on the season with a 10-1 and 8-1 sweep over Mid-Continent University (Ky.) on Monday evening at Fesmire Field. Union is also 6-0 in league play with each game being a TranSouth contest to open the season. Mid-Continent dropped to 1-5 on the season and 1-3 in conference play.
In the first game, Union’s Cassie Turley (3-0) provided the pitching by going five innings, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out seven. The rest of the Lady Bulldogs provided plenty of offense. Union struck for three runs in the first and one more in the second, and four in the bottom of the third. Mid-Continent added a solo homerun in the top of the fourth by Nadine Sparks, before Union posted two more in the bottom of the frame.
Hoffman led the Lady Bulldogs with a 3-for-3 day, three runs, two RBI, and a homerun. Mandy Elder was 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBI, and a homerun. Bolivar native Kristen Kirk also posted two hits and a run scored on the day.
Game two started much slower as both team went scoreless in the first inning. Union added a single run in each the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead. Mid-Continent answered back with a run in the fourth before Union exploded for five in the fifth and one more in the sixth. Freshman Haley Lyles (2-0) earned the win by allowing just the one run and three hits over her seven innings.
Ashley Walters led Union with a 3-for-4 performance with two runs, two RBI, and a homerun. Hoffman went 1-for-4 with a grand slam.
Up next for Union will be Union University Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
Union University Invitational Schedule
Friday, March 2
10:00 am - William Woods vs. Taylor
12:00 noon - William Jewell vs. Taylor
2:00 pm - Spring Arbor vs. William Jewell
4:00 pm - Spring Arbor vs. Union
6:00 pm - William Woods vs. Union
Saturday, March 3
9:00 am - Spring Arbor vs. William Woods
11:00 am - William Jewell vs. William Woods
1:00 pm - Spring Arbor vs. Union
3:00 pm - William Jewell vs. Taylor
5:00 pm - Union vs. Taylor
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