BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Miscues throughout the first contest hurt the Bulldogs as they split a pair of games at Jerry Carey Stadium against Covenant College in Appalachian Athletic Conference play.
Game one went to Covenant, 8-6, while the Bulldogs dominated the second game of the day, 9-3.
With today's results, Union moves to 7-6 (2-1 AAC) on the season while the Scots now sit at 4-3 (1-2 AAC).
The Bulldogs came out of the gates today stumbling, allowing three runs and committing three errors in the opening inning of the day.
Union battled back to tie the game, 4-4, after scratching across two runs in both the second and fifth innings, only to see the game slip away in the top half of the sixth inning as Covenant pushed across four runs (two earned) on two more Bulldog errors.
Union tried to battle back in the final frame of the contest when junior Steve Scheelk (Kansas City, Mo.) slapped a two-out, bases-loaded single to right field scoring two but freshman Josh Longbrake (St. Cloud, Fla.) got caught between second and third and was eventually tagged out for the final out of the game.
The Bulldogs were led offensively by sophomore Donnie Popham (Louisville, Ky.) who was perfect from the dish (4-4) and crossed the plate twice. Scheelk went 1-for-3 with three RBI's and freshman Tyler Brake (Burlington, Ky.) was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the opening game.