Messenger Sports Briefs for June 5

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 5
Briefly Scorecard playoff decides ‘Pop’ event Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 8-under par. The winning team, in a scorecard playoff, included Randy Barnes, Mike Revell, Bruce Culver, Tracy Bruff and Rodger Tanner. Finishing in second was the team of Matt Russell, Bobby Russell, Jere Baldridge, Rick Smith and Raymond Hendrix. The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each week. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner. Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday. ’Hounds record even after loss at O’boro The Union City Greyhounds are back where they started. The ’Hounds’ record was evened up at 3-3 on the season after a 3-2 loss in 10 innings to the Owensboro Oilers Wednesday night. Union City is set to again play Owensboro on the road tonight at 7. On Wednesday night, UC led 2-0 after the top of the fourth, before the Oilers scraped together a run in the bottom of the fourth and a tally in the sixth to force the extra frame. Matt Phillips had the Greyhounds’ only run batted in, while Trey Horn and Logan Hostetler each scored once. UC starter Justin DeVoe pitched eight quality innings with seven hits scattered throughout his performance and four strikeouts. Miles Scribner got the loss, after he allowed the deciding run in the bottom of the 10th. For Owensboro, John Carbonell picked up the win in relief of Pat Crider. Crider tossed the first seven innings with just four hits allowed and seven strikeouts. Carbonell struck out six with just a hit and two walks allowed during his time on the hill. Fayette-Ware player dies at Jackson camp A Fayette-Ware basketball player died Wednesday after collapsing during a team camp at Jackson South Side High School. Anferenee Lewis, who was to be a junior in the upcoming school year, was pronounced dead at a Jackson hospital after he collapsed at around 9 a.m. It is known that Lewis had a history involving seizures, but a cause of death has yet to be determined with the results of an autopsy pending. Top Braves prospect back after suspension PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ top prospect got off to a fast start in his return to the minor leagues after a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy. Jordan Schaefer started in centerfield Monday and Tuesday night for the Double-A Mississippi Braves of the Southern League. On Tuesday night, Schaefer went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the 2008 campaign. Meanwhile, on Monday, he finished 2-for-4 with a two-run triple in a 6-5 loss to the Birmingham Barons. The 21-year-old played four games for Mississippi this season before his suspension. He was eligible to play over the weekend, but was held out of the lineup by manager Phillip Wellman until Monday. Schaefer, a 2005 third-round pick, hit .312 last season in Single-A and finished with 15 home runs, 63 RBI and 49 doubles.

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