BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - No. 12 Union's woes continued Saturday as visiting Indiana Tech swept the doubleheader by the scores of 3-1 and 5-1.
The losses drop Union to 5-8 on the year, while Indiana Tech is now 6-3.
The Bulldogs outhit the Warriors 12-5 on the day but mustered only two runs. Meanwhile, Indiana Tech took advantage of five Union errors as it collected five unearned runs.
The teams will play another twinbill Sunday at 1 p.m.
In the first game, Brandon Hedrick (Corbin, Ky.) delivered another solid pitching performance but was once against saddled with the loss as Indiana Tech scratched out two unearned runs en route to the 3-1 decision.
Hedrick went six innings and allowed three runs, one earned, on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts as he fell to 0-3 on the season.
Indiana Tech collected its only two hits in the second inning as it pushed a pair of runs across for the early advantage. However, those runs would not have happened if not for two Bulldog errors. As a result, the Warriors grabbed a 2-0 lead.
The Warriors made it 3-0 in the sixth when they loaded the bases without a hit. The first two batters were hit by a pitch. After a failed sac bunt attempt, the runners moved up 90 feet thanks to a wild pitch. An intentional walk loaded the bases in the hopes of inducing an inning-ending double play. Union got the ground ball it wanted, yet the Bulldogs only got one out of the play as another run came across the plate.
Hedrick belted a two-out, RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to cut the deficit to 3-1. But that was all the offense Union produced as Indiana Tech held on for the win.
Brandon Alger went the distance for the Warriors, allowing one run on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts.
At the plate, Hedrick led the way in going 2-for-3 with a RBI.
In the finale, the Warriors scored four runs in the first with only one base hit to propel them to the 5-1 victory.
Two walks, a hit by a pitch and two errors were more than enough to fuel the first-inning rally by Indiana Tech at it took a 4-0 advantage. Jake Owens provided the lone hit of the frame, a RBI single up the middle.
Union posted its lone run of the game in the bottom of the first when Joe Engle (Sidney, Ohio) doubled in Cory Perreault (Phoenix, Ariz.) from first.
The Bulldogs had opportunities to score more as it outhit the Warriors 8-3 in the game. But Union stranded seven runners and hit into two inning-ending double plays.
Tyler Watts belted a solo home run to lead off the sixth for the games only other run as the Warriors won 5-1.
Nelson Price (Burkesville, Ky.) and Clay Ragland (Chillicothe, Ohio) both went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Union.