MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. - Union took the Appalachian Athletic Conference series against Milligan (Tenn.) by posting a 15-1 romp on Sunday.
With the win, the Bulldogs took two of the three games, improving their record to 15-6 overall and 5-1 in league play. Union is now tied with Bryan for first in the conference standings.
Milligan sits at 6-8 overall and 2-4 in the AAC.
Tied at 1-1 in the fourth, Union pieced together a three-run rally to take the lead for good. Miguel Mendez (SR, Lansing, Mich.) began the scoring when a wild pitch allowed him to come home. Later in the frame, the Bulldogs loaded the bases when a hit by pitch and a walk pushed the next two runs across to make it 4-1.
Nelson Price (JR, Burkesville, Ky.) homered in the seventh to make it a 5-1 contest, and the floodgates opened up in the ninth when the Bulldogs posted a 10-run rally.
Four Bulldogs drove in two RBIs, including Price who finished 3-for-5 at the plate. Ryan Horvath (JR, Madison Heights, Mich.) went 3-for-6 with double, two runs scored and two RBIs, while J.D. Burrell (JR, Amanda, Ohio) and Vance Sullivan (JR, Verona, Ky.) each drove in a pair.
Casey Whittle (FR, Danville, Ky.) improved to 4-0 on the season, going five ininngs and allowing one earned run on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
By the Numbers
Union will play host two Purdue Calumet on Tuesday for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
|Union (15-6, 5-1 AAC)||1||0||0||3||0||0||1||0||10||15||15||1|
|Milligan (Tenn.) (6-8, 2-4 AAC)||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||7||3|
|Milligan College, TN|
|Union||Indv. Stats||Milligan (Tenn.)|
|4 Players||Doubles||2 Players (#11,#16)|
|#23 Price, Nelson||Home Runs||None|