BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - A six-run fourth was all visiting Davenport (Mich.) need to propel itself to a 9-2 win over Union on Saturday.
With the loss, Union falls to 2-2 on the year, while Davenport is now 1-1.
The Bulldogs drew first blood when Nelson Price singled in Miguel Mendez with two outs in the first. It remained a 1-0 contest until the fourth when the Panthers tallied six runs.
With two on and one out, Derek Dennis started the rally with a one-run single to right. A couple of Bulldog errors allowed the rally continue as Davenport tacked on five more runs. In all, the Panthers sent 10 batters to the plate and lined five hits.
Jared Tomany cut the deficit to 6-2 in the bottom of the sixth with a RBI double to center. However, Davenport put up a three-spot in the seventh to seal the win.
Trey Alexander suffered the loss, allowing six runs, four earned, on five hits and two walks with one strikeout in 3 2/3 innigns. He is now 0-1 on the year.
Picking up the win to go 1-0 is Corey Sessions. The Panther starter last five innings and gave up one earned run on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
At the plate, Mendez finished 2-for-5 with a runs scored, while J.D. Burrell went 2-for-3. For Davenport, Cody Greear was 4-for-5 with a run scored and one driven in, and Dennis went 3-for-5 with a RBI and two runs scored.
Union and Davenport will complete the three-game set with another nine-inning affair on Sunday at 1 p.m.