Dike-New Hartford 6, Union 5

On Thursday. July 3, the Union Knights softball team traveled to Dike and played their final regular season conference game and lost a close match 6-5 to the Wolverines. The Knights scored 2 runs in the first inning on hits by Maggie Driscol, Jess Bohnstengel, Peyton Parker, and Lauren Barz. Union scored another run in the third inning on a single by Kaylee Sherwood and a triple by Hailee Brown to take a 3-0 lead. In the fourth inning the Knights scored again on hits by Jess Bohnstengel and Lauren Barz to take a 4-0 lead. Dike scored 2 runs in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 4-2. Union answered back with their final run in the sixth inning as Maggie Driscol scored after singling and advancing on pass balls and scoring on an error as Jess Bohnstengel reached base. Dike scored 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game at 5-5. Dike scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out the 6-5 win over the Knights. Peyton Parker pitched for the Knights, allowing 3 hits and striking out 2. Union falls to 12-15 on the season and 10-11 in the conference for a tie for 3rd place. The JV team won 11-9 and finished 5-1 on the season.