Hayes’ delayed debut a win

Hayes’ delayed debut a win
Hayes’ delayed debut a win

Union City Greyhounds’ first baseman Ryan O’Gara reacts after a failed pickoff attempt Saturday.
Drew Hayes’ much-anticipated debut as a Union City Greyhound pitcher had a do-over. Hayes started against the Owensboro Oilers Friday in Kitty League action, but lightning flashed and rain came, forcing the umpires to call the game after just 12/3 innings. However, the McKenzie native had his chance to shine in his first “official” start of the season Sunday and he got a win with Union City bettering the Marion Bobcats on the road 13-5. Meanwhile, the Greyhounds (8-8) split a Saturday doubleheader against O’boro with each team gaining a 3-0 victory at Elam Stadium. Union City returns to action tonight at Marion. After tonight’s game, UC takes to the road for a pair against the second-place Tradewater Pirates in Dawson Springs. The ’Hounds return to L.H. Ladd Field Thursday evening to kick off a three-game series with the Fulton Railroaders. The following is a roundup of weekend action involving the Greyhounds. SUNDAY Union City 13, Marion 5 Hayes tossed the first six innings with six strikeouts and just three hits and one earned run allowed during Sunday’s win. At the plate, UC was led by third baseman Trey Horn (4-for-5) and Justin Miller (3-for-6), who each scored three runs, during the triumph. Second baseman Cam Strang, catcher Tyler Acker and newcomer Anthony Tomassetti each drove in a pair during the victory. Overall, UC scored six runs in the third inning, a pair in the seventh and five in the eight en route to the victory. Except for Ryan O’Gara, every Union City hittter ended the victory over the Bobcats (7-9) with at least a safety. O’Gara did score twice, though, during the triumph. Meanwhile, Luke Putnam and Tomassetti were the only UC players to not score a run during the victory against Marion. Miles Scribner pitched the final three innings in relief of Hayes to get the save for the Greyhounds. SATURDAY O’boro 3-0, Union City 0-3 Tomassetti, who took the roster spot of Tanner Hensley for UC, made a splash during his first Kitty League game. The Crichton outfielder tripled in a pair during the fourth inning of the Greyhounds’ Game 2 victory over the first-place Oilers (12-4). Meanwhile, catcher Logan Hostetler drove in one for Union City during the nightcap triumph. Brad Davis was the winning pitcher while Huntingdon native Spencer Clifft was good for the save with one-third of an inning pitched. In Game 1 Saturday, UC mustered just one hit before falling to the Oilers. Owensboro pitcher Evan Teague was masterful on the mound with nine strikeouts and no walks over the course of the complete seven innings. The only mistake he made during the game resulted in a single by Tyler Acker in the bottom of the third. Greyhounds’ starter Patrick Schatz absorbed the mound loss with six hits, three walks and three runs allowed. Justin DeVoe toed the rubber for the final 12/3 innings during the defeat. DeVoe allowed just a hit and a walk with one strikeout during his work Saturday.

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