Softball - Sat, Apr. 5, 2014
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Game 1
Game 2
St. Andrews

LAURINBURG, N.C. - Union College's Tiffanie Moore (FR/Maryville, Tenn.) had three RBI, as the Bulldogs held off a late comeback bid by St. Andrews to record an 8-7 victory in game two of an Appalachian Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. In game one, SAU was victorious, 7-2.

With the results, Union went to 19-19 overall, 3-11 in the AAC, while SAU is now 16-17. 9-5 in the AAC.

Game Two

After struggling to score runs in game one, the Bulldogs leaped out to a 5-0 lead in the first two innings of the second game.

In the first, the Bulldogs plated three runs to take a quick 3-0 lead. Ashley Wojnowski (JR/Sevierville, Tenn.) scored the game's first run on an error, while Rachel Cogdill (SR/Knoxville, Tenn.) laced a two-RBI single, scoring Brianna Degennaro (JR/Shalimar, Fla. ) and Danielle Borum (SO/Kingston, Tenn. ).

Union tacked on two more runs in the second to increase the lead to five, as Moore had a two out, two-RBI double scoring Wojnowski and Brianne Bowling (JR/Woodburn, Ore. ). Over the next three innings, however, the Bulldog offense cooled down, as SAU scored three runs in the third and fourth innings to trail it 5-3 entering the sixth.

In that frame, the Bulldogs scored three huge runs to go up 8-3. Moore had her second RBI double scoring Degennaro, while Andrea Foster (SO/Harriman, Tenn.) smacked a critical two-RBI triple with two outs, giving the Bulldogs a five-run lead.

That hit by Moore turned out to be the decider, as SAU made a run at the Bulldogs in the last two innings. After scoring two runs in the sixth to cut the lead down to 8-5 entering the seventh, the Knights tallied two more runs in the seventh, and had the game-tying run on third base with two outs.

However, Union reliever Megan Baldwin (FR/London, Ky. ) forced a ground out to end it, as the Bulldogs hung on to notch the one-run win. 

Overall, Moore led the Bulldogs at the dish in game two, going 2-for-4 with two RBI doubles and a run scored. Elsewhere, Wojnowski went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Foster was 2-for-2 with two RBI.

In the circle, Katie Perkins (SR/Owensboro, Ky. ) earned the win (6-4), allowing three earned runs in six innings of work. Baldwin earned her fourth save of the season in the victory, as well.

Game One

In the first game SAU opened up a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning and never looked back, rolling to a five run win.

Union plated runs in the fifth and seventh innings on RBI by Bowling and Moore. In the circle, Cogdill (7-10) was the loser, allowing five earned runs in six innings of work.

Up Next

The Union College softball team returns to action on Tuesday, traveling to Truett-McConnell for another AAC DH. First pitch for game one is set for 12 p.m.