By Co-Head Coach Robert Driscol
Game two saw a much closer match-up which took nine innings to decide.
Union scored first when Carey led the game off with a single, stole second, and scored on a Tecklenburg single. Oelwein would take the lead in the third when Johnston hit a three-run homer off of Union starter Ted Tecklenburg. Union tied the game in the fifth when Alpers reached on an error followed by Carey reaching on a fielder’s choice. Each would score on a single by Tecklenburg. Reliever, Alex Barz, would hold the Huskies scoreless over the next four innings before yielding to yet another Union pitcher Cael Lambe. The Huskies were able to push the winning run across in the bottom of the ninth to win a well played game.
Union had several collect hits: Carey (2), Tecklenburg (2), Sells, and Alpers.
“With the exception of one bad inning of the first game, I thought the boys played well. Over the course of 15 innings, we had just two errors but we need to be more productive on offense by having more guys step up and gets hits followed by timely hitting.”
Union is 2-3 overall; 2-1 in the conference.