BARBOURVILLE, Ky. --
The Union College softball team dropped a pair of games to Georgetown in the squad's 2011 home opener on Wednesday at Union Field. The Lady Bulldogs lost game one 9-7 and game two 9-5.
With the results, Union fell to 1-6 on the season, while Georgetown improved to 2-0 with the wins.
In game one, Georgetown took a quick 2-0 lead off Union starter Abby Sears
. The Lady Bulldogs cut the lead in half in the bottom half of the inning, as Autumn Greenwell
smacked an RBI single up the middle, scoring Hillary Leftrick
. Georgetown, however, struck for three runs in both the third and the sixth to take a commanding 8-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth.
In that half inning, Union made a comeback, capped by a Whitley Cochran
2 RBI single that scored Greenwell and Falon Catalano
. Alissa Hampton
then knocked in Cochran on an RBI double to left center to make it 8-4. Union's last run of the inning was scored by Hampton, who scored on a fielding error by the Georgetown third baseman on a Ashley Tatman
With the score 8-5 in favor of Georgetown entering the seventh, the Lady Tigers added an insurance run in the top half of the inning to make it 9-5. The Lady Bulldogs made one final comeback in the bottom half of the seventh, as Greenwell smacked an RBI single, scoring Sears, while Catalano scored on a fielders choice. Georgetown, however, held off the late comeback bid to hang on for the two-run win.
Overall in game one, Union was led at the dish by Greenwell, who went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Hampton went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Sears (1-1) took the loss for Union, while Michelle Dresselhaus (1-0) earned the win for Georgetown.
In game two, Georgetown got off to another fast start, leaping out to a 6-0 lead in the game's first half inning. The Lady Tigers never looked back after that, as they cruised to the 9-5 win.
Union returns to action on Wednesday, February 23rd when they travel to Berea for a doubleheader. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m.