Messenger Sports Briefs for April 30

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 30

UC tourney games
get schedule changes

A pair of schedule changes are in line for two spring sports squads in the upcoming District 14A Tournament.
Union City’s start time for its first round home baseball game against Bradford Thursday afternoon has been moved up to 4:30.
Meanwhile, UC’s first round sofball game against Trenton has been moved to a day earlier — on Thursday — at 4 p.m.

UT Martin b-ball
inks juco standout

UT Martin men’s basketball coach Bret Campbell has signed Delrico Lane, a 6-0, 185-pound combination guard from Greensboro, Fla., to a national letter of intent.
As a sophomore Lane, helped lead Odessa College to a record of 27-5 and the WJCAC Conference Championship. He averaged 9.9 points, 6.4 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game. He shot 39 percent from beyond the 3-point line.
“Delrico’s maturity, leadership and will to win will provide great stability for our team,” Campbell said.
Lane prepped at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham, Ala. He helped the Cavs claim a state championship as a sophomore. He also earned first-team all-state honors in Alabama.
“Delrico is a complete player and should help continue to push our team in the right direction,” Campbell said.

Locals to hit lake
for chance at cash

Six local fisherman will take part in the Stren Series Tour Bass Tournament on Kentucky Lake today through Saturday.
On the pro side, Mike Terry of Obion will be taking to the lake in hopes of winning the $25,000 cash prize and a new Ranger bass boat.
Meanwhile, in the co-angler’s division, Union City natives Gordon Fox, Brent Callicott and Bill Coffeey will be joined by Andy Roney and Karl Cassens of South Fulton in a competition for $5,000.
Overall, the tournament will hand out checks to the top 60 anglers in each division.

Skyhawk senior DH
earns top OVC honor

UT Martin senior Will Blackmon has been named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Baseball Player of the Week for his efforts against Evansville and Tennessee Tech.
Blackmon, a 6-6, 220-pound designated hitter from Fort Worth, Texas, hit .538 in four games this past week.
He was 7-for-13 at the plate with five runs, three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI as the Skyhawks compiled a 3-1 worksheet, including winning two of three against Tennessee Tech in a weekend OVC series.
In the first game of a doubleheader sweep of Tech, Blackmon hit two home runs (a three-run shot and solo blast) and followed that with a three-run double in the second game of the doubleheader.
Blackmon, who now has a nine-game hitting streak, had a 1.231 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage during the week.

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