Union sweeps series, faces Enterprise-Clarke
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:00 AM
The Union Yellowjackets advanced to the next round of the State Class 2A baseball playoffs last week with a two-game sweep of Enterprise-Lincoln.
The Yellowjackets defeated Enterprise 9-1 in game one and came back to win game two 8-2. Union, now 15-11 on the season, faces Enterprise-Clarke in the next round. They will play at Enterprise on Friday night and at Union on Saturday. Both games will start at 7 p.m. If a third game is needed, it will be held at Enterprise Monday night.
"We are really proud that we have advanced to the third stage of the state playoffs," Union Coach Dustin Hamrick said. "Now we have to concentrate on winning the next series.
"We played a tough schedule early in the season and now it has paid off. We are winning when it really counts."
Union and Enterprise-Clarke both compete in Region 5-2A. They split their two-game regular season series. The winner of this series advances to the South State.
Enterprise went up 1-0 in the first inning but then the Yellowjackets started scoring as they plated one run in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth, four in the fifth and one in the sixth.
Dustin Bates was the winning pitcher. He struck out six batters.
The Yellowjackets had a 10-4 hitting edge. Paul White hit a double and two singles while Bates added two singles. Jake Rawson, Will Kennedy, Grant Gibbs, Walker Kelly and Adam Richardson all had one hit.
Union keyed on a big third inning to take the second game of the series.
Union scored one in the second, six in the third and one in the sixth. Enterprise scored two in the fourth.
Rawson was the winning pitcher. He recorded eight strike outs.
Grant Gibbs hit a bases-clearing triple and a single to pace the Yellowjackets. Austin Hood added two singles while Bates hit a double. Rawson, Richardson and Ryan Baysinger all hit a single.