MONTREAT, N.C. - The Lady Bulldogs finished the Appalachian Athletic Conference weekend, splitting a pair of contests at Montreat College this afternoon.
The Lady Cavaliers took game one, 7-6, while Union rebounded in comeback fashion to win game two, 6-3.
With the split Union now sits at 16-16 (8-8 AAC), while Montreat moves to 20-21 (8-6 AAC) on the year.
Today's doubleheader marked the last conference games on the ledger for the Lady Bulldogs this year, as they sit at sixth overall in the conference standings.
Sarah Driver (Hopkinsville, Ky.) (9-7) walked two on the day, while striking out four in the opening game loss. The senior battled all day, tossing all six innings while allowing eight hits and seven earned runs, to keep the Lady Cavaliers down, but a big inning did in the Lady Bulldogs as Montreat posted a 7-6 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs offensively was catcher Gina Loflin (Salisbury, N.C.) as the junior belted a grand slam in the loss.
Sarah Driver tried to help her own cause, going 1-for-3 from the dish with a run scored. Jessie Dunning (Bowling Green, Ky.) stepped up offensively, scoring a run while going 2-for-3.
Ali Blauser (Hopkinsville, Ky.) fueled the charge at the top of the lineup, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Another Hopkinsville, Ky. native, Bethany Outland, also swung a productive bat, going 1-for-3 with a run scored in the tilt.
Abby Sears (London, Ky.) and Ashley Tatman (Lexington, Ky.) also recorded a hit a piece in the losing effort.
The Lady Bulldogs rebounded nicely, losing its first three contests of the weekend, to claim the back end of the doubleheader in comeback fashion, 6-3.
Sophomore Abby Sears (7-7) pulled herself back to .500 on the season in the circle, tossing all seven innings while giving up just three runs on seven hits. She also recorded four strikeouts in the win.
Gina Loflin again made good use of the bat, going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI's. For the day, Loflin was 3-for-5 with four runs scored and six RBI's.
Senior Lee Davis (Lexington, Ky.) came up big at the end of the game, ripping a two-run double to put some distance between Union and the Lady Cavalier's. She finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI's for the game.
Sarah Driver did not let the opening game loss get her down as the senior went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to help fellow hurler Sears earn the win.
Ali Blauser also added to her stellar day in game two, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Jessie Dunning also added an RBI to go with her 1-for-3 performance from the dish.Union returns to action Tuesday night as it will travel to Lincoln Memorial University for a doubleheader under the lights. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m.