CLEVELAND, Ga. - The Union College softball team bounced back from a game one loss to roll past Truett-McConnell (Ga.) in game two of an Appalachian Athletic Conference doubleheader, 15-2, in five innings on Wednesday. The Bulldogs dropped game one of the double dip, 7-2.
With the results, Union went to 20-20 on the year, 4-12 in the AAC, while TMC went to 11-32, 3-13 in the AAC with the split.
After struggling offensively in game one, Union made up for it in a huge way in game two, scoring 15 runs to roll to a 13-run victory.
The Bulldogs got off to a fast start in the win, opening up a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on a Tiffanie Moore (FR/Maryville, Tenn.) RBI double, and a Danielle Borum (SO/Kingston, Tenn.) two-run home run.
In the second, Union tacked on four more runs to increase their lead to 7-0. Brianna Degennaro (JR/Shalimar, Fla.) started off the scoring with an RBI single, followed by another Moore RBI double, knocking in two runs. Erin Cooper (SO/Alcoa, Tenn.) finished off the scoring in the frame with an RBI single.
After a scoreless third inning, the Bulldogs put the game away with seven runs in the fourth to go up 14-0. Union increased the lead in the fifth with another run, and despite the host Lady Bears scoring twice in the bottom of the inning, Union walked away with a dominating victory in five innings.
In the pitching circle, Katie Perkins (SR/Owensboro, Ky.) earned the victory to move to 7-4 on the year.
In the first game, Union got on the scoreboard first after a Ashley Wojnowski (JR/Sevierville, Tenn.) triple, followed up by a Brianne Bowling (JR/Woodburn, Ore.) RBI sacrifice fly. However, TMC struck back in the bottom of the frame with a pair of runs to go up, 2-1.
Once the Lady Bears grabbed the lead, they never gave it up, taking a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth. There, TMC put the game away with four runs to go up by five. Union went down quietly in the seventh, as the Lady Bears captured the first game of the afternoon.
In the pitching circle for Union, Rachel Cogdill (SR/Knoxville, Tenn.) (7-11) earned the loss, tossing a complete game.
The Union College softball team returns to action on Saturday, hosting Point (Ga.) in another AAC doubleheader. The senior day clash starts at 12 noon.