Union County used two big innings and a shrinking strike zone to beat Trigg County 15-5 in the semifinals of the Second Region Baseball Tournament at Christian County.
Trigg took a 2-1 lead in the second inning before Union County exploded for six runs to lead 7-2. Trigg countered with three runs in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 7-5.
However, the Braves scored eight runs off three different pitchers in the fifth inning to claim the win via the mercy rule.
Zac Snodgrass and Hunter Allen had RBI doubles, and Jared Stallons had a two-run double. R.J. Sholar added two singles and an RBI.
Aaron Hedgepath, the region player of the year, slammed a home run, and Blake Alvey added two hits and two RBIs for Union County, who improved to 24-9.
Trigg County's season ends with a record of 25-8. The 25 wins is thought to be a school record.
Union County will go for the school's first-ever region title when they play Hopkinsville tonight at 7:30pm. Hoptown beat Henderson County 7-3 behind two hits from Josh Drake and Jared Perry, and Hutton White added a 3-run triple. The two teams didn't play during the 2011 season.