|Clouse’s day on hill rivaled only by plate effort |
|Jonathan Clouse struck out 12 while twirling a two-hitter and helped himself by driving in five runs to lead South Fulton to a 12-2 thumping of Twin-Cities rival Fulton City Friday afternoon. |
The win was SF’s second this season over the Bulldogs, who haven’t won a baseball game in nearly three seasons.
The Red Devils later Friday dropped their final regular season game of the season in a 2-0 loss to Carlisle County.
The only other local team to play Friday — Obion Central — came out on the short end of a 16-6 score vs. Dyer County.
Postseason action is set to begin later this week for all prep baseball and softball squads.
Union City will host the District 14A Baseball Tournament at Elam Stadium, while either Lake County or Halls will be the home team for the 14A softball event. First-round games for the softball tourney will be played at the higher seeds, meaning both UC and SF will host games.
Obion Central will host the District 13AA Softball Tournament, beginning Thursday. The 13AA baseball tourney will be held at Dyersburg.
SF 12, Fulton City 2
Carlisle County 2, SF 0
The Red Devils brought to an early end their latest meeting with Fulton City by scoring seven runs in the fifth to invoke the 10-run rule.
Bart Netherland went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI for South Fulton, while Alex Gallien had two hits in two official at-bats.
Against CC, the Redmen managed but two hits — one by Gallien, the other by Daniel King.
King (2-6) was the tough-luck loser, fanning nine, walking one and scattering seven hits.
SF (6-18-1) will begin play in the District 14A Tournament Tuesday, hosting Bradford at 5 p.m. in an elimination game. The victor will advance to play host Union City Thursday at 6 p.m., in the double-elimination portion of the event.
Dyer Co. 16, Central 6
OC jumped to a 3-0 lead in its first at-bat, but gave up six runs in the second and ultimately was beaten handily by the Choctaws for a second straight day.
The Rebels (8-19), who’ll play in the District 13AA elimination game Wednesday against an undetermined foe, saw their losing skid reach six games.
Brady Boucher went 2-for-3 with three RBI for the county locals, while Brandon King plated a pair of runs with a hit. Andrew Heuck scored twice for OC.
Zach Cloar (2-8), one of four Rebel hurlers, was charged with the loss.