|Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (19-15)||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||6||2|
|Union (Ky.) (19-12)||0||1||0||2||2||0||1||0||0||6||12||1|
|Barbourville, KY Gerry Carey Stadium|
|Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||Pitching||Union (Ky.)|
|Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||Indv. Stats||Union (Ky.)|
|#2 Paredes, Steven||Doubles||3 Players|
|None||Triples||#34 Ogando, Francisco|
|None||Home Runs||2 Players (#5,#7)|
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson baseball team dropped a Wednesday road contest to Union (Ky.) 6-2.
The Blue Raiders (19-15) scored both of their runs in the top of the third and briefly led until the Bulldogs (19-12) struck for two runs in the home half of the fourth.
Louis Corral started on the mound for Lindsey Wilson and set Union down in order in the home half of the first. The Bulldogs scratched out a run in the bottom of the second after Francisco Ogando led off with a triple then came home on a groundout.
Lindsey Wilson struck for two runs in the top of the third inning to lead 2-1. Vincent Boils led off the frame with a single and advanced to second base on a Lawyer Braun sacrifice bunt. Steven Paredes then doubled to center field to score Boils. With Ben Giland batting, Paredes stole third base where he would then score on Giland's bunt single.
Corral pitched a clean bottom of the third before encountering trouble in the home half of the fourth inning. Consecutive singles put runners on the corners with no outs for Ogando, who doubled home Bruce Valentin. The next batter, Daniel Neal, grounded out to first base to score Ronnie Healy.
Corral's (2-1) outing ended after four innings. The junior right hander allowed three runs on four hits while striking out four in a losing effort.
Union scored twice more in the ensuing inning. Jordan Hendrix quickly retired the first two batters of the inning before allowing a single. Valentin then hit a two-run home run into left field.
The Bulldog's pitching staff kept Lindsey Wilson off balance in a game that featured six different Union pitchers. After tallying three hits in the top of the third inning, the Blue Raiders would go without a base runner until the top of the sixth inning. Lindsey Wilson would not record another hit until Tanner Moore singled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
Union hit its second home run of the day – a solo shot by Healy – in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Blue Raiders threatened in the road half of the ninth after consecutive walks by Antonio Dorado and Connor Anderson. Mauricio Guadarrama then grounded into a fielder's choice to put runners on the corner, but Talon Kunkel retired the next two batters to end the game.
Austin Dingee (3-2) picked up the win for Union after pitching 1-2/3 innings while allowing just one hit.
The top third of Lindsey Wilson's lineup combined to go 3-for-10 while the remaining Blue Raider batters went a combined 3-for-21. Paredes collected a hit, scored a run, and drove home a runner out of the leadoff spot.
Jayden Jackson singled in the third inning to extend his streak of reaching base safely to 30 games.
Healy went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one driven in for Union.
Lindsey Wilson returns to action on Friday for the first game of a three-game Mid-South Conference series with Campbellsville (Ky.). First pitch from Egnew Park is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT.