COLUMBIA, Ky. - A pair of late-inning rallies propelled host Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) past Union in a 6-3 contest on Wednesday.
The loss is the third in the last four games for the Bulldogs, who are now 19-13 overall. The Blue Raiders improve to 22-13.
Nelson Price (Burkesville, Ky.) led Union at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double, a RBI and run scored. Gabby Juarbe (San Juan, P.R.) batted 2-for-5.
Union outhit Lindsey Wilson 9-7, but the Blue Raiders took advantage of four Bulldog errors. Of the six runs Union gave up, only two were earned.
England Smith picked up the win, improving to 3-3 on the year. He allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings of work. Scott Sebald collected his first save of the year as he tossed a scoreless ninth inning.
Blake King (Hindman, Ky.) suffered the loss, dropping to 0-1. He allowed two unearned runs on one hit and no walks with one strikeout in two innings of work.
Tied at 1-1 in the sixth, Lindsey Wilson took advantage of an error to take the lead for good. Mitchell Osnowitz reached on an error with two outs, and Jeandro Andino followed with a two-run home run to give the Blue Raiders a 3-1 lead.
Price led off the seventh with a double. Two batters later, Tyler Young (Manchester, Ky.) singled him in to cut the margin to 3-2. However, Lindsey Wilson took advantage of two errors in the bottom of the frame to push across three runs for a 6-2 advantage. Zach Dillman (Cincinnati, Ohio) singled in a run in the eighth, but that was as close as Union could get as Lindsey Wilson held on for the 6-3 decision.
By the Numbers
- This was the third game in a row - and fifth out of the last six, Juarbe had at least two hits.
- Price also has had at least two hits in each of the last three games.
Union will travel to Bryan on Friday and Saturday for a three-game, Appalachian Athletic Conference series. Friday's doubleheader is set for 3 p.m. with Saturday's single game slated for 1 p.m.