UNION — Union County trailed Broome 4-3 in the fifth inning on Friday night when Abby Allen hit a 3-run bomb that changed the game. The senior shortstop sent a monstrous home run over the left field fence that gave Union County new life. The Lady Jackets allowed one run in the sixth inning but fought off a Broome scoring threat in the seventh to clinch a 6-5 win.
“That hit made the difference,” said Union County Head Coach Danny Gault. “Abby got her pitch and from the time it left the bat, you knew it was out of here. That fired the girls up and we played the last three innings like we were capable of playing.”
Hannah Sailors tossed three innings for Union County before being relieved by Payton Martin who picked up the save in the fourth. Sailors allowed four hits with one walk and one strikeout. Martin walked five, stuck out three and allowed three hits.
Dexlie Inman led the Jackets’ hitting with a pair of doubles. Martin helped herself at the plate with a single while Kristin Giles, Kanani Lodge and Ashley Vinson each contributed a hit.
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Broome 2 1 0 1 0 1 5 9 1
UC 1 1 1 0 3 0 - 6 7 0
At 9 a.m. this morning (Saturday) the Lady Jackets will host a fundraiser “100 inning game” at the Union County High School practice field. Each athlete will play an inning for every 50 cent she’s raised.