Union University

2010 Lady Bulldog Softball

2010 Lady Bulldog Softball

Overall Record: 34-16 | TranSouth Record: 10-4
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Season Outlook

Union University softball head coach Heather Hall is starting her third season with the program and looks to build on a third place conference finish from a year ago. Union is returning 10 players from last season, including the top three in batting average and RBI. Union also brings in 10 newcomers to the program in hopes of winning an eighth TranSouth Conference Title and a advancing to their seventh appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.

Union has just three seniors on the squad. Candice Thompson returns for her fourth year with Union and will play both in the outfield and catcher. Lindsey Landreneau is back for her third season after an all-conference performance and a team-high .376 batting average in 2009. Ali Thomas returns for her second season and was an all-conference performer in 2009 with a .368 average.

The junior class equals the seniors with the smallest class on the roster of three players. Brittany Burkett returns at third base after missing last season with injury. Sara Beth Redmon played second base last season in 42 games. New to the team this season is Amber Hayes who can play shortstop and first base and brings a powerful bat to the lineup.

Six sophomores are on the 2010 roster for Union, including five who are back for their second season. Ali Bozza played in 33 games last season but was limited due to injury. Katie Davis was third on the team with a .358 average and was named an all-conference player. Emily Anthony played in 19 games for Union. Hailee Edwards is the lone returning pitcher for Union. She was 12-6 as a freshman. Carmesha Owens played in 32 games last season at third base. The lone newcomer in the sophomore class is Sarah Freeman who will battle for a spot, but does have good pop in her bat.

The largest class on the roster is the group of freshmen, made up of eight players. Taylor McAlister plays the outfield and has good speed and good arm. Keaton Kirk, sister of former Union softball player, Kristen, and daughter of former Union baseball star, Tony, will compete for a spot in the outfield and will also give quality innings as a pitcher. Stephanie Saunders will play first and will provide a lot of offensive power in the lineup. Britney Garner can play several positions and also has a power bat that gives Union options. Brooke Thomas is a highly touted pitcher and will also see time in the outfield. Michelle Piper pitches and plays in the outfield, but her speed will get her into games as a pinch runner as well. Caroline George will spend a lot of time in the pitching circle as a freshman, and is mature beyond her classification. Sam Giesler is a true utility player that will be in the lineup and play different positions.

Union made strides last season as they worked to return to contention for conference titles. The Lady Bulldogs return several key players on offense and defense, but will expect a lot from new pitching arms this season.

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Past Seasons

  • 2009 (26-23)
  • 2008 (37-22)
  • 2007 (40-18)
  • 2006 (37-18)
  • 2005 (45-16-1) NAIA Region Champions
  • 2004 (45-16) TranSouth/NCCAA National Champions
  • 2003 (45-13) TranSouth/NAIA Region Champions
  • 2002 (51-7) TranSouth/NCCAA National Champions
  • 2001 (63-8) TranSouth/NCCAA National Champions
  • 2000 (53-6) TranSouth Champions
  • 1999 (57-13-1) TranSouth Champions
  • 1998 (51-16)
  • 1997 (39-13)
  • 1996 (27-9)
  • 1995 (24-15) Inaugural Season