COLUMBIA, Ky. - The Union College softball team were swept in a doubleheader at No. 15 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs dropped game one, 17-2 in five innings, then lost game two 15-1, also in five.
With the losses, Union moved to 4-4 overall, while Lindsey Wilson improved to 9-0 with the victories..
In game one, Lindsey Wilson scored early and often, opening up an 8-1 lead after three innings over the Lady Bulldogs. The Blue Raiders put things away in the bottom of the fourth, exploding for nine runs to go up 17-1. UC added their last run in the fifth.
Overall, UC was held to just two hits in the win by LWC starter Cara Law, which were recorded by Jamie Cyrus and Danielle Bourm. The two runs the Lady Bulldogs scored in game one were recorded by Stefanie Edgell and Amanda Cupp.
In the circle, Katie Perkins (3-1) was the loser, giving up seven runs in three innings of work.
It was more of the same for the Lady Bulldogs in game two, as Lindsey Wilson bashed their way to another big win and the doubleheader sweep.
UC did take the first lead of the game in the top of the first at 1-0 after Autumn Greenwell knocked home Ashley Wojnowski on a RBI single. But, LWC scored six runs in the bottom half of the inning, and never looked back the rest of the afternoon.
Overall in the second game, UC once again struggled at the plate, recording just three hits against LWC's Lauren Seibert, (Greenwell went 2-for-2, while Wojnowski went 1-for-2). Gianna Schauer (1-3) took the loss in the circle for UC.
By the Numbers
• In the first game of the today's doubleheader, Wojnowski did not score a run, marking the first time all year she had not done that in a contest. She, however, did score in the second game, and has now crossed the plate for a run in seven of eight games on the year.
• Greenwell increased her RBI total on the year to nine (a team-high) with her RBI single in the first inning of game two.
The Lady Bulldogs continue their road trip on the week, traveling to St. Catharine (Ky.) on Thursday for a doubleheader. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 2 p.m.