By Coach Robert Driscol
The Union Baseball Team lost a see saw battle with Hudson 8-7 on June 18. Hudson started the scoring by plating two runs in the first inning. Union responded with three in the bottom half to take an early 3-2 lead. Tecklenburg got things going by reaching on a walk followed by Driscol reaching on an error. A Will Crees single scored Tecklenburg and a double by Barz allowed Driscol and Crees to score. Union scored a single run in the second as Carey walked, stole second and scored on a misplayed ball hit by Tecklenburg.
Hudson scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the third to tie the game at four. Each team scored a run in the fourth to once again tie the game. Carey got things going with a two out single and scored on a Tecklenburg single. Hudson pushed ahead by scoring two unearned runs in the fifth.
In the sixth, Union’s Justin Carey reached on a walk and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Barz. Union trailed 7-6 heading into the bottom of the seventh but mounted a game tying comeback. Bo Bader reached on a walk, was bunted to second by Peters, and eventually scored on a two out single by sophomore Austin Kiler. Kiler ended the inning at second as Union was unable to push him across. Hudson scored in the top of the eighth while the Knights were unable to produce a threat in the bottom half.
The following had hits lead by sophomore Alex Barz who continues to have a hot bat as of late: Carey (2), Tecklenburg (2), Driscol, Crees, Barz (3), Kiler (2).
Brady Driscol took the complete game loss on the mound giving up four earned runs, 12 hits, striking out four, and walking one.