Union Yellowjackets win two
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:00 AM
The Union Yellowjackets went 2-1 last week which included a win over cross-county rival Newton County in prep baseball action.
The Yellowjackets opened the week with a 5-0 loss to West Lauderdale. The Yellowjackets bounced back with a 2-1 win over Newton County and a 2-1 win over Choctaw Central.
"All and all, it was a good week for us," Union Coach Dustin Hamrick said. "We are working hard trying to find a way to improve and win."
Union was to play three games in the Meridian Spring Break tournament being held at Q.V. Sykes Field. They were to play Philadelphia on Monday, Forest on Tuesday and Northeast Lauderdale on Wednesday. The Yellowjackets entered the week with a 2-3 record.
West Lauderdale scored one in the first, one in the second, two in the third and one in the sixth. Jake Rawson was the losing pitcher. He went five innings and struck out five. Paul White hit a double and Dustin Bates hit a single.
Newton County scored its run in the first inning. Union came back with two in the fifth and held on for the victory. Michael McDonald knocked in the winning run. Dustin Bates was the winning pitcher, striking out seven batters in seven innings.
Both teams had five hits each. Will Kennedy and Jake Rawson both had two singles.
The Yellowjackets scored two in the third and held on for the victory over Choctaw Central. Austin Hood was the winning pitcher. He had seven strike outs and went seven innings.
Rawson led with a triple and a single while Kennedy added a double and a single.