BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union baseball team extended its win streak to five games with a 16-6 decision over visiting Holy Cross (Ind.) on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs (12-11 overall) got big days out of Arthur Dockery (Detroit, Mich.) and Tim DeVito (Glendale, Ariz.) at the plate as they combined to go 6-for-8 with seven RBIs and two runs scored. Dockery had one of his best games of the season in going 2-for-2 with four RBIs and a double. Meanwhile, DeVito went 4-for-6 with a triple and three driven in.
Jordan Mynear (Carlisle, Ky.) pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief to pick up the win. He allowed one earned run on four hits and no walks with two strikeouts to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Union opened the game with a five-run first, sending 10 batters to the plate. Dockery had the big hit of the inning with a two-run double.
Holy Cross (2-11 overall) rebounded with a six-run second to take a one-run lead. Jackson Hallahan capped the rally with a three-run triple to put the Saints up 6-5.
The Bulldogs, though, responded with a seven-run explosion in the bottom of the second to grab the lead for good. DeVito led off the frame with a triple and eventually scored off of a Brandon Hedrick (Corbin, Ky.) sac fly. DeVito ended the outburst with a two-run single to put Union up 12-6.
Union tacked on two runs in the third, scoring a run thanks to a balk and a Cory Perreault (Phoenix, Ariz.) sac fly for a 14-6 cushion.
It remained an eight-run contest until the seventh when Dockery and DeVito each ripped RBI singles to make the final 16-6.
Hedrick and Tyler Brake (Burlington, Ky.) each went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI. Brake had one double with Hedrick lining two. Donnie Popham (Louisville, Ky.) was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and a RBI, while Zach Dillman (Cincinnati, Ohio) finished 3-for-5 with a RBI.
Union returns to action Saturday and Sunday when it visits Tennessee Wesleyan for a three-game, Appalachian Athletic Conference series. Saturday's doubleheader is set to begin at 1 p.m. with Sunday's nine-inning game scheduled for 1 p.m.