There’s something to be said about perfection and the Union County High School varsity softball team can say a lot.
The Yellow Jackets routed Chapman on Friday night 10-2 to remain perfect on the season. The win gives Union County a 13-0 overall season record and puts the softball team at 6-0 in the region.
The Jackets were the first to strike in the game with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Chapman fired back in the top of the second frame with its only two runs of the game. Union County tacked on another three runs in the third, three in the fifth and put up their final two of the game in the bottom of the sixth frame.
Union County had a total of seven hits. Leading the way at the mound for the Jackets was Ashley Vaughan who went the distance — pitching all seven innings and giving up just those two runs and six Chapman hits — to take the win.
The home team also was nearly perfect on the night. The Jackets committed just two errors in the game while Chapman seemed to struggle with eight of its own.
Leading the way at the plate for Union County was Andrea Eison who was 3-for-4 with an RBI, two stolen bases and a double. She was followed by Abby Allen who was 2-for-3 with a double.
“Union County played an excellent game,” said Jackets coach Danny Gault. “We were patient at the pate, getting five walks on the night and forcing Chapman to commit 8 errors.”
The Jackets face Blue Ridge tonight (Monday, April 19) at 6 p.m. at Blue Ridge.
“This game will go a long way toward determining the region leader,” Gault said.
The Union County High School JV softball team also got a win over Chapman on Friday night. The Jackets beat the visitors 5-4. Conner Wicker was the winning pitcher for the home team, snagging three strikeouts on the night.