DAYTON, Tenn. - Bryan's Tyler Latham blasted a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Lions past visiting Union 8-4 Saturday in Appalachian Athletic Conference play.
The loss drops Union to 20-15 overall and 7-8 in league play, while Bryan improves to 18-16 overall and 6-9 in the AAC.
For Bryan, Latham finished 1-for-3 with four RBIs, while Kevin Layne went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.
Kevin Carr picked up his first win of the season as he is now 1-0 on the year, allowing no runs on four hits and two walks with a strikeout in three innings of work. Jared Tomany (Bryant, Wis.) suffered the loss, dropping him to 0-2. Starter Drew Hillard (Lexington, Ky.) pitched well in getting a no decision, allowing three earned runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings.
Tied at 4-4 in the ninth, Union put two runners on in the top of the frame with no outs. However, Carr got the Lions out of the jam with a fielder's choice and a double play.
In the bottom of the ninth, a walk and back-to-back Bulldog errors loaded the bases with no outs for Bryan. Latham then sent a 2-1 offering over the wall for a game-winning, grand slam.
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Union will travel to No. 21 Campbellsville (Ky.) Tuesday. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.