BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Senior shortstop Ryan Satterlee extended his hit streak in a big way, belting a two-run home run in the third inning as Union defeated visiting Georgetown (Ky.) 10-6 Wednesday.
Satterlee (Youngstown, Ohio) now is the sole owner of the program record for consecutive games with a hit, collecting base hits in the last 22 games. He surpasses Kenny Kysar's 2007 mark of 21 games.
During the streak, Satterlee is batting .447 with 34 hits, two home runs, three triples, eight doubles and 18 RBIs. He has 34 total hits, scored 32 times and boasts a .516 on-base percentage and .711 slugging percentage.
Satterlee finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored, while Brandon Hedrick (Corbin, Ky.) went 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Donnie Popham (Louisville, Ky.) was 1-for-1 with a run driven in, and Jonathan Riddle (Eighty Eight, Ky.) lined three hits in four at bats.
The win improves Union to 26-9 overall, while Georgetown drops to 17-21.
The Bulldogs return to action Saturday when they host Virginia Intermont in an Appalachian Athletic Conference doubleheader. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.
Down 2-0 in the bottom of the third, Satterlee launched a two-run home run to dead-center field to tie the game. Two batters later, Hedrick belted his seventh home run of the season, lifting the Bulldogs to a 4-2 advantage.
In the fourth, Alex Smith provided a two-run home run of his to pull Georgetown even at 4-4. However, Hedrick lined a two-run single in the bottom of the frame to make it 6-4 in Union's favor.
It remained a two-run game until the seventh when Union pushed three more runs across. Ben Hartley (Lexington, Ky.) and Demetrius Davis (Marietta, Ga.) each scored on a wild pitch to up the margin to 8-4. Popham later roped a single to right-center field to plate another run, making it 9-4.
Georgetown picked up an unearned run in the eighth, and Union made it 10-5 when Josh Longbrake (St. Cloud, Fla.) scored on a balk.
Tiger Pete Thackston completed the scoring with a solo home run in the ninth, but it was too little, too late as the Bulldogs held on for the 10-6 decision.
Lucas Henson (Corbin, Ky.) improved to 6-0 on the season, pitching two innings in relief and allowing no two earned runs on two hits and one walk.
Smith drove in three runs for Georgetown has he finished 1-for-4 with a home run.
Brian Sterrett suffered the loss as he gave up six earned runs on six hits, two walks and three hit batters. In all, the Tiger pitching staff hit five batters.