Softball - Wed, Feb. 16, 2011
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Game 1
Game 2
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. -- The Union College softball team dropped a pair of games to Georgetown in the squad's 2011 home opener on Wednesday at Union Field. The Lady Bulldogs lost game one 9-7 and game two 9-5.

With the results, Union fell to 1-6 on the season, while Georgetown improved to 2-0 with the wins.

In game one, Georgetown took a quick 2-0 lead off Union starter Abby Sears. The Lady Bulldogs cut the lead in half in the bottom half of the inning, as Autumn Greenwell smacked an RBI single up the middle, scoring Hillary Leftrick. Georgetown, however, struck for three runs in both the third and the sixth to take a commanding 8-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth.

In that half inning, Union made a comeback, capped by a Whitley Cochran 2 RBI single that scored Greenwell and Falon Catalano. Alissa Hampton then knocked in Cochran on an RBI double to left center to make it 8-4. Union's last run of the inning was scored by Hampton, who scored on a fielding error by the Georgetown third baseman on a Ashley Tatman line drive.

With the score 8-5 in favor of Georgetown entering the seventh, the Lady Tigers added an insurance run in the top half of the inning to make it 9-5. The Lady Bulldogs made one final comeback in the bottom half of the seventh, as Greenwell smacked an RBI single, scoring Sears, while Catalano scored on a fielders choice. Georgetown, however, held off the late comeback bid to hang on for the two-run win.

Overall in game one, Union was led at the dish by Greenwell, who went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Hampton went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Sears (1-1) took the loss for Union, while Michelle Dresselhaus (1-0) earned the win for Georgetown.

In game two, Georgetown got off to another fast start, leaping out to a 6-0 lead in the game's first half inning. The Lady Tigers never looked back after that, as they cruised to the 9-5 win.

Union returns to action on Wednesday, February 23rd when they travel to Berea for a doubleheader. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m.