BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union College softball team split an Appalachian Athletic Conference doubleheader with Point (Ga.) on Saturday afternoon, winning game one, 8-0, in six innings, while dropping game two, 10-0, in five innings.
With the results, Union went to 21-21 overall, 5-13 in the AAC. Point is now 15-24, 8-12 in the AAC.
In between games one and two, three Union softball seniors were honored for their contributions to the program. They were: Rachel Cogdill (SR/Knoxville, Tenn.), Alissa Hampton (SR/Cave City, Ky.) and Katie Perkins (SR/Owensboro, Ky.).
In the first game, the Bulldogs were efficient on the offense end, and rode the arm of Perkins, who was fantastic in the pitching circle on her Senior Day.
After a scoreless two and a half innings, the Bulldogs struck in the third, plating two runs to go up 2-0 on the Skyhawks.
The game's first run was scored on an Ashley Wojnowski (JR/Sevierville, Tenn.) RBI triple (her second triple of the game), which scored Hampton. Then, Brianne Bowling (JR/Woodburn, Ore.) knocked in Wojnowski on an RBI double, giving the Bulldogs the early two-run lead.
In the fifth, Union exploded for four runs to go up 6-0. Danielle Borum (SO/Kingston, Tenn ), Tiffanie Moore (FR/Maryville, Tenn.), and Jamie Cyrus (JR/Loganville, Ga.) all had RBI hits in the frame. Finally, in the sixth, Union finished off Point with two more runs, as a Moore RBI single with two outs ended the ballgame.
The run support given to Perkins was more than enough, as she rolled through the Point line-up inning after inning. In all, Perkins allowed just three hits in the victory, striking out seven, and allowing just one walk, as she improved to 7-4 on the year.
At the dish in game one, Wojnowski was dominant, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.
For the third time on the year, Wojnowski hit two triples in a game to match the school record. Also, she now holds the school-record for triples in a season with 10, snapping the previous season-best mark of eight set by Stephanie Caito in 1997.
Elsewhere, Borum was 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, Moore was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, and Andrea Foster (SO/Harriman, Tenn.) was 2-for-3 with a run scored, as the Bulldogs hammered out 13 hits in the victory.
The second game was a different story for Union, as Point leaped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, and never looked back in the 10-run, five inning victory.
The Bulldogs were hampered by poor hitting in the second game, recording just two hits off Point starter Jordan Edge, who earned the win in the pitching circle for the Skyhawks. For Union, Cogdill (7-12) was the loser.
The Bulldogs host Columbia (S.C.) in an AAC doubleheader on Friday at Union Field. The final games of the 2014 season for the Bulldogs begin at 1 p.m.