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Baseball - Wed, Mar. 29, 2017
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky.Francisco Ogando (JR/Bronx, N.Y.) continued his hitting streak and the Bulldogs got back to their winning ways as Union took a 6-3 victory over Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) on Wednesday.

Ogando lined two more hits today, upping his hit streak to 10 games.

With the victory, Union improved to 19-12 on the year, while Lindsey fell to 19-15 with the defeat.

After a scoreless first, the Bulldogs cracked the scoreboard in the bottom of the second, tacking on one run to take an early 1-0 edge over the Blue Raiders. In the frame, Ogando slapped a triple to the right field fence and then scored on Daniel Neal (SO/London, Ky.)'s groundout to put Union on the board. 

In the top of the third, Lindsey Wilson took the lead scoring two runs thanks a run-scoring double and squeeze bunt.

In the fourth, Ogando lined a RBI double as scored twice in the frame to take a 3-2 lead. Bruce Valentin (SR/Bronx, N.Y.) came to the plate in the bottom of the fifth and sent a 1-2 pitch over the wall for a two-run home run to up the Bulldogs' lead to 5-2.

The three-run deficit was too much for the Blue Raiders to come back from the rest of the game, as the Bulldogs used a pitcher in each inning to keep the Lindsey Wilson offense at bay. In the eighth, Union added their final run on a solo homer from Ronnie Healy (SR/Jupiter, Fla.). The four-bagger is his eighth home run of the year, equaling his career high as a Bulldog.

Overall, Healy had a big day at the dish for the Bulldogs, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ogando, Valentin, and Daniel Neal went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored for Ogando, and two RBIs apiece from Valentin and Neal.

On the mound, Austin Dingee (JR/Bay City, Mich.) earned the win on the day where the Bulldogs worked through the pitching staff, throwing six pitchers on the afternoon.

Up Next

The Bulldogs jump back into Appalachian Athletic Conference play on Saturday, hosting St. Andrews on Saturday in a doubleheader. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.