BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - A five-run fifth was the momentum swing visiting Davenport (Mich.) needed to propel itself to a 14-9 victory over Union in Sunday's series finale.
The Panthers avoided the three-game sweep and are now 1-2 on the season. The Bulldogs are 3-1 overall.
Union was the beneficiary of 10 bases on balls. However, the Bulldogs left eight runners on base. Davenport rapped out 20 hits but stranded 10 men.
Tyler Young (Manchester, Ky.) and Jared Tomany (Bryant, Wis.) each had two hits to lead Union offensively. Young went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple and a RBI. Meanwhile, Tyler Wheeler (Glasgow, Ky.) and Vance Sullivan (Verona, Ky.) collected two RBIs apiece.
Zach Liebman collected the win for Davenport, while Justin King (Barbourville, Ky.) suffered the loss.
A five-run fifth for Davenport swung momentum in the Panthers' favor as they rallied for the 14-9 decision. Derek Dennis delivered the big blow with a three-run home run to left as the Panthers turned a three-run deficit into a 7-5 lead.
Union scored a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it a one-run game, but Davenport reeled off seven runs in the eighth to put the game out of reach.
By the Numbers
- With the 10 walks it collected on Sunday, Union has 44 bases on balls in four games.
- Opponents are outhitting Union 34-28 on the season, but the Bulldogs have outscored the opposition by a 28-18 margin.
- Union have stolen 19 bases in 22 attempts, while opponents are 1-for-3 on the year.
- No Bulldog has collected more than two hits in a game, while Miguel Mendez (Lansing, Mich.) has walked four times in a game this season.
The Bulldogs will play host to the Eagles of Asbury (Ky.) for a doubleheader on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.