Union County (4-0 overall, 1-0 region) put their first point up on the board during the first inning when Brett Duckett had an RBI single and doubled. Jarrod Cheek scored to give the Yellow Jackets the 1-0 lead.
Landrum gave up back-to-back errors in the second inning allowing the Jackets two runs. A Taylun Wallace RBI single capped off a five-run scoring tear at the end of the second inning, giving Union County a 7-0 lead.
After Union County pitcher Josh Simpson got three quick outs, Jacob Freeman scored at the bottom of the third inning from a Darius Gilliam RBI. The Jackets led 8-0 going into the sixth inning.
The Yellow Jackets opened the bottom of the sixth inning with back-to-back errors. However, Rogers doubled to score Lawson. Dylan Barber then ended the game early with an RBI single.
Union County had 10 runs, 11 hits and two errors for the game. Simpson, the winning pitcher, had eight strikeouts and four walks.
Landrum had no runs, one hit and three errors. Joseph Korn was the losing pitcher.
The Yellow Jackets will get back into region action Friday when they host Clinton at 6 p.m.
JV squad blanks Clinton
Union County’s junior varsity baseball team shut Clinton out 12-0 Wednesday on the road.
Laracus Hughes was the winning pitcher. Jake Walton was 3-5 with a double and Mark Jeter was 3-4 with a double. Gerald Alman was 1-4, Bubba Means was 1-3, Dustin Payne was 3-3 and Kerman Eison was 3-4.
The Yellow Jackets travel to take on Spartanburg 6:30 p.m. today.