MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. - Union College stranded a total of 17 runners on base while dropping a doubleheader at Milligan College this afternoon in Appalachian Athletic Conference action.
With the two losses the Lady Bulldogs fall to 12-10 (6-4 AAC), while Milligan improves to 20-9 (8-4 AAC) on the season.
Game one stayed close until host Milligan pushed across three runs in the bottom of the third inning on two hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch.
The Lady Bulldog bats tried to respond, collecting a total of 13 hits in the contest, however the lack of timely hitting crippled their chances as they left eight runners on base in the losing effort.
Sarah Driver (Hopkinsville, Ky.) was tabbed with the loss, dropping her record to 6-5 on the year. The senior went the distance, allowing four runs on just three hits, while striking out six and walking four in the loss.
Bethany Outland (Hopkinsville, Ky.) smacked a team high three hits in four plate appearances in the game.
Lee Davis (Lexington, Ky.) had a solid day offensively, going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Ashley Tatman (Lexington, Ky.) recorded two hits and a run scored in the losing effort, while sophomore Jessie Dunning (Bowling Green, Ky.) tallied the second RBI for Union.
Sophomore Ali Blauser (Hopkinsville, Ky.) went 2-for-4 while Abby Sears (London, Ky.), Autumn Greenwell (Hopkinsville, Ky.) and Gina Loflin (Salisbury, N.C.) slapped a hit a piece in the losing effort.
The offensive struggle in game one reared its head again in game two as the Lady Bulldogs amassed 10 hits, but left nine runners on base en route to the game-two loss, 4-1.
The loss went to Abby Sears (6-4) as the London, Ky. native gave up four runs on nine hits while striking out four Lady Buffalo's while walking two batters. The sophomore also went 1-for-3 from the plate.
Ali Blauser paced the Lady Bulldogs offensively, going 3-for-4 in game two. For the day, Blauser collected five hits in eight plate appearances.
Autumn Greenwell collected the lone RBI in the tilt while going 2-for-3.
Sarah Driver, Bethany Outland, Gina Loflin and Jessie Dunning all notched a hit in the backend of the doubleheader.
Union returns to the diamond tomorrow afternoon it is set to play a doubleheader at Campbellsville College. First pitch is slated for 2:00 p.m.