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Last updated: April 15. 2014 10:21AM - 618 Views
By Mike Carter Sports Writer



Clinton's Callie Sumner, foreground, slides safely under the tag of Spartan pitcher, Taylor Malpass. Sumner scored this third inning run on a passed ball. To view more photos from this game, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com. (Mike Carter/The Sampson Independent)
Clinton's Callie Sumner, foreground, slides safely under the tag of Spartan pitcher, Taylor Malpass. Sumner scored this third inning run on a passed ball. To view more photos from this game, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com. (Mike Carter/The Sampson Independent)
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Clinton visited Union for a Four County Conference Softball game on Monday night. The Dark Horses Played well early on, taking the lead at 9-7 in the third inning. Unfortunately for Clinton, as has been the story of their season, they were unable to hold onto the lead and yielded to the Spartans by a score of 21-11.


It was an offensive explosion for the Spartans Monday night, which pleased Union’s head coach Doug Burley.


Taylor Malpass was the winning pitcher as she struck out 2 batters.


Hope Cottle went 1-3 with 3 runs scored for Union; Lauren Preddy went 2-3 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored; Carley Jones went 1-2 with a double and 3 runs scored; Katie Hunter was 2-2 with 2 runs scored; Allison Alphin went 1-3 with 2 runs scored; Taylor Malpass helped her own cause by scoring 3 runs; Michala Robinson reached base a couple of times to score 2 runs; Claire Riley had 3 runs scored, and Brianna Allen went 1-3 with a double and a run scored.


Stats and comments were unavailable at press time from the Dark Horses.


Union’s game against Midway has been rescheduled from Tuesday to Wednesday. The game time is set for 6 p.m. at Union.


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