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Lady Spartans win double-header, 11-10, 16-5

Lady Spartans win double-header, 11-10, 16-5

Union County and Connersville didn’t let a little overnight moisture, cool temperatures and windy conditions dampen the scheduled doubleheader last Saturday. The DH was pushed back an hour but went on as scheduled.

The Lady Patriots came up one run short in the first game (11-10) and failed to dig themselves out of a 6-2 start in the second game. Connersville went on to win, 16-5, in five innings.

Game 1

Union County led through the first two innings, 1-0 and 3-2. The Lady Spartans surged ahead in the next two innings, 6-4 and 11-5, before the Lady Pats’ five-run sixth inning cut the Spartan lead to one.

Freshman Roya Walton reached first on a walk and hitters Tara Williams and Tori Russell singled, Kristin Klein hit a 2-baser to right field and Fayth Hill singled and made a full circle of bases, but it wasn’t enough. Connersville won by one, 11-10.

Williams led the Lady Patriots with three hits, three RBI and two runs scored. Madison Gray, Hill, Haylee Richards, Klein and Roya Walton had two hits each. Walton hit a triple in the fourth inning and scored a run.

Game 2

UC bounced back to open the second game with two runs but didn’t score again until the fifth inning.

The Spartans’ strong start continued throughout the game. Six runs in the first inning, five in the second, three in the third and two in the fourth put gave Connersville a healthy 16-2 edge.

Lady Patriot bats came back with three runs in the fifth inning to end the game at 15-5.

UC scored five runs on seven hits. Connersville scored 16 runs on 11 hits, including a Katie Steele home run in the bottom of the second inning. Steele finished with three hits in three at-bats and four RBI.

Next opponents

Union County travels to Union City for another TEC match-up on Thursday, April 12, hosts Franklin County on Saturday, April 14 then travels to Knightstown on Monday, April 16.

Game one

Union County 120 114 1 - 10

Connersville 021 350 x - 11

2B: UC 2 (Klein, Hill). C-2 (Ellis, Rubel).

3B: UC 1 (Walton).

HR: C 1 (Ellis).

LOB: UC-11. C-9.

Batteries: UC-Walton, Hill and Klein. C-Ellis and Jackson.

Game two

Union County 200 03 - 5

Connersville 653 2x - 16

2B: UC-1 (Hill). C-4 (Ellis, Rubel (2), Woytik).

3B: UC 1 (Russell).

LOB: UC-11. C-9.

Batteries: UC-Hill, Walton and Klein. C-Fields and Jackson.