Messenger Sports Briefs for July 22

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 22
Briefly

Kitty League stars
edged by CICL’s best

Union City Greyhounds’ shortstop Justin Miller did his part, but it was not enough to lift the Kitty League All-Stars in a 7-6 loss to the Central Illinois Collegiate League All-Stars Monday night.
Miller lifted a two-run home run out of the ballpark in Huntingburg, Ind., in the third inning.
Greyhounds’ designated hitter Ace Williams also offered his best effort with a 2-for-3 outing and one run batted in and one scored.
Trey Horn started the game at third base and he got one at-bat before he was replaced by his UC teammate Drew Hayes.
Hayes finished the outing 1-for-3 with a run scored.
The Greyhounds return to action Wednesday night with the start of a four-game homestand to close out the regular season.
The first two games at Elam Stadium (Wednesday and Thursday) will be against the Marion Bobcats, while the Owensboro Oilers will be the opposition on Friday and Saturday evening.

UC Cal Ripken League
seeks community help

Union City Cal Ripken League President Bill Davis is asking for the community’s assistance in helping visitors feel welcome at the rookie Southeast Regional set to begin on Thursday morning.
Teams from across the southeast will be checking in on Wednesday for the event and the UCCRL figurehead is asking local business to put signs up to welcome the visitors to Union City and the tournament that runs through Sunday.

Lady Rebel softball
to have tryouts Friday

The Obion County Central High School softball team will be holding tryouts Friday at 5 p.m. at the high school softball field in Troy.
All prospective players are urged to bring their gloves, cleats and workout clothes.
Each player must have a current physical on record, performed after May 1.
For more information, contact OCCHS softball skipper Tommy Victory at 796-1383.

Titans agree to deal
with rookie end Hayes

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multiyear contract with rookie defensive end William Hayes.
Hayes was a fourth-round draft pick out of Winston-Salem State.
The Titans have now agreed to terms with four of their seven 2008 draft picks. The team opens training camp Friday.

SEC selects 4 Vols
as preseason faves

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Southeastern Conference coaches have selected four Tennessee Volunteers to the preseason All-SEC first team.
Senior offensive lineman Anthony Parker, who was named second team All-American at the end of last season, was a unanimous pick to the first team.
Defensive back Eric Berry was one of only three sophomores to be named to the squad. Senior tailback Arian Foster and junior linebacker Rico McCoy also were honored as first team picks.
Senior offensive lineman Ramon Foster is included on the second team. Third team picks are junior center Josh McNeil and senior wide receiver Lucas Taylor.
The Vols report to fall practice Aug. 1.
They open the season at UCLA on Sept. 1.

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