The Spartans hosted the West Bladen Knights in baseball action on Tuesday. The Spartans put up a good fight, but were shut out by the Knights, 8-0.
The first and second innings went by with little action. West Bladen managed to score one run during the first inning but the Spartans worked defensively to prevent any more. However, Union was unable to perform offensively to get anyone around the diamond to get on the board.
The Spartans gave up four runs to the Knights in the third inning widening the gap between the two teams for the lead. Union was able to hold off the Knights from scoring again until the sixth inning when West Bladen was able to get three more players back to home plate for their 8 runs of the night.
Even with West Bladen’s 8 runs the Spartans did play well defensively but they just couldn’t connect with the ball when hitting. Some opportunities for the Spartans arose to score, but the Knights held them off, quickly forcing 3 outs to send Union back out into the field.
Dawson Thornton pitched for the Spartans until the top of the fourth inning, and then handed the mound over to Warren Gay for the rest of game.
Union stats and coach’s comments were unavailable at press time.
The Spartans will have their first away conference game of the season on Friday, as they travel to take on the Trask Titans.
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