As a one seed, Union will enter the playoffs on Monday night hosting a fourth seeded Belton team in a best of five series.
Post 22 caught some tough breaks on Friday night and Greer capitalized, taking a 11-8 win and forcing a rematch for the top spot. Bad hops and questionable calls were just the start of a night that ended with a coin toss to determined the location of Saturday's game. Once again, Greer came out the victors.
However, like the champions they are, Post 22 regrouped and decided to make its own luck, pounding out a total of 20 hits against the Greer pitching staff on Saurday for the league title.
Jake Walton was monstrous at the plate, going 5-6 with a two-run homer. Recus Hughes accounted for four of Union's hits with a double and three runs scored while Bubba Means had a three-hit night.
Josh Simpson contributed two hits, two RBI and walked twice.
Jauwan Rice, Devonte "Fox" Glenn and Dylan Rogers each had two hits in the contest.
Rogers was also the winning pitcher, hurling seven innings. The right hander gave up 11 hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.
On Friday night, Greer benefited from Union fielding errors along with 10 hits in the first four innings and took a 7-1 lead.
Union pulled to within two in the eighth inning but Greer tacked on another run in the nineth for the 11-8 final.
Nate Williford set the pace on offense with three hits. Glenn collected a pair of hits including a triple in the fourth inning. Simpson RBI doubled in the sixth and was hit by a pitch in the eighth before Adam Lawson drove him in with a double down the left field line. Rice and Hughes added a hit apiece.
Simpson, Union's southpaw go-to-guy, has been given the nod for Monday night. Simpson and Rogers have been heavily relied on during league play and will be difinitive factors as Post 22 embarks on the hunt for a State Championship.
Union's hitters will also play critical roles. The meat of Union's lineup is stocked full of long ball threats and consistant sluggers. Unfortunately for Belton, basehitters with speed are also plentiful for Union and underestimating any one batter on the roster could prove costly.
From the top to the bottom of the order, Union can be deadly at the plate.
"We can hit the ball," said Ford. "And when we're hitting, we're tough to beat." He's counting on it.