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Union takes Game One from Enterprise

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Enterprise's Hunter Richardson blast a double to left field against Union Thursday.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Enterprise’s Hunter Richardson blast a double to left field against Union Thursday.

In a battle of Yellowjackets, Union came out victorious as they capitalized on Enterprise’s defensive miscues to win Game One 9-1 Thursday night in round two of the baseball state playoff race.

“Union came out and hit the ball,” said Enterprise coach Cass Brister. “Defensively, we just didn’t come ready to play. I think this was the worst game we have played all year. Now, we must regroup and work hard to win Friday’s game if we want to bring the series back here Saturday.”

Enterprise (10-11, 8-2) will be looking to keep their series and season alive as they travel to Union tonight for Game Two of the best-of-three series. Action begins at 6 p.m.

Union 9, Enterprise 1 

Enterprise and Union fans gathered to witness a tough battle between two Yellow Jacket teams as both schools fought hard in a great defensive contest in the first two innings of action as the score remained tied at 1-all.

Through the rest of the contest, Union managed to take advantage of Enterprise’s defensive miscues they went on a 8-0 run that started in the third inning and lasted until the sixth inning.

Jake Rawson was the winning pitcher for Union with six strikeouts and four walks.

Senior pitcher, Jackson Cole suffered the setback on the mound for Enterprise with four strikeouts and three walks. Landon Gartman (1K, 2BB) saw some action on the mound in relief.

Paul White powered Union’s offense at the plate with a double and two singles. Dustin Bates contributed two singles. Austin Hood had a double. Hitting safely were Adam Richardson, Kelly Walker, Grant Gibbs, Will Kennedy and Rawson.

Hunter Richardson was the top hitter for Enterprise at the plate with a double. Reese Brocato, Layne Brown and Jackson Cole provided a single apiece.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Enterprise's Zach Hodges (right) gets picked off at second base as Union shortstop Walker Kelly (8) prepare to make the tag.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Enterprise’s Zach Hodges (right) gets picked off at second base as Union shortstop Walker Kelly (8) prepare to make the tag.