By Todd Parker

The Union Knights softball team traveled to Parkersburg on Wednesday, June 4 to take on Aplington-Parkersburg in a NICL conference double header.  The Knights extended their win streak to five games this season with a 8-2 win. The Knights scored 8 runs on 12 hits and committed only 1 error.  The Falcons scored 2 runs on 6 hits and committed 2 errors.   In the fourth inning, the Knights broke open a scoreless game by scoring 3 runs.  Jess Bohnstengel singed, advanced to second on a Peyton Parker single, and went to third on a Raini Hilmer single.  Cierra Nolan came to plate with the bases loaded and hit a double over the center fielders head scoring all three runners.     A-P answered right back scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the inning.  The Knights scored 1 run back in the top of the fifth as Maggie Driscol singled, advanced to second on a pass ball and the scored on a Jess Bohnstengel hit.  In the sixth inning the Knights broke open the game for good by scoring 3 more runs.  In the inning Kaitlin Holschlag walked, went to second on a Kaylee Sherwood  hard hit for an error, and advanced to third on a Emma Rottinghaus single.  Haylee Keune then hit a single scoring Holschlag and Sherwood.  Maggie Driscol’s sacrifice fly scored Rottinghaus from third.  Union added 1 more run in the seventh inning.  Knight’s pitcher Peyton Parker earned her fourth straight victory in a row, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits, while striking out 3.  The Knights defense backed up Parker making great play after great play in the infield and the outfield highlighted by Centerfielder Maggie Driscol’s 2 diving catchers and throwing out a runner at home.   The Knights improved to 5-1 on the season.