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Baseball - Mon, Feb. 13, 2017
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Union (Ky.) (32)0003000365
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Northwestern OhioPitchingUnion (Ky.)
Alexander, MikeWinner-
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#86 Gomez, JuniorDoubles #34 Ogando, Francisco
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The Union College baseball team picked up a series spilt in a two-day four-game series against No. 19 Northwestern Ohio over the weekend.

Union won the opener on Saturday 5-4 in 12 innings before falling 8-0 and 17-3 in the next two games before finishing the serious out with a 4-1 win in the finale.

With the split, Union moves to 4-2 overall, while Northwestern Ohio is now 11-6 overall.

Game Two – UNOH 8, Union 0

In a game that was suspended due to darkness on Saturday, the Racers pitcher Damon Proctor pitched a perfect game. He tossed five scoreless innings on Saturday and returned to the mound on Sunday to complete the perfect game as Northwestern Ohio picked up the 8-0 victory.

Game Three – UNOH 17, Union 3

The Racers continued their hitting streak, scoring seven runs in the first inning. Union found itself down 13-0 in the fifth inning when it would put three on the scoreboard. Evan Figert (FR/Franklin, Ky.), Bruce Valentin (SR/Bronx, N.Y.), and Daniel Neal (SO/London, Ky.) each picked up RBIs in the inning.

Northwestern Ohio tacked on four runs in the sixth to lock up the win.

Coming off the bench, Figert went 1-for-2 with a RBI, and one run scored. Valentin went 1-for-3 from the plate with a RBI, as Castillo also scored one run and had a 2-for-2 performance at the plate.

Game Four – Union 4, UNOH 1

In the final game of the series, the Bulldogs came out with vengeance and jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead

Leadoff batter J.C. Pena (SR/Perth Amboy, N.J.) scored for the Bulldogs in the first inning. After getting on with a single and advancing to second on a groundout, Pena scored when he stole third and the throw sailed into the outfield. In the bottom of the second, Union had the bases loaded when a wild pitch allowed Francisco Ogando (JR/Bronx, N.Y.) to score for a 2-0 advantage.

Racers rallied back in the third in getting one run, but the Bulldogs would increase their lead in the fourth and fifth innings, adding a run in each frame. Ogando scored on a Pena single in the fourth, and Daniel Neal crossed the plate in the fifth thanks to a bases-loaded walk.

Pena was on fire in the second game, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI. Neal finished 2-for-4 from the plate with a run scored, while Ogando scored twice.

Alex Fuller (SR/Franklin, Ky.) threw six innings, allowing five hits and one run on the game before Talon Kunkel (SR/Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) came in to finish for the save. Both pitchers struck out two batters apiece.

Up Next

Union travel to play on Wednesday against the Patriots of University of the Cumberlands (Ky.). First pitch is set for 2 p.m.