Best UC outing is during last loss

Best UC outing is during last loss
The host Union City squad had its best outing of the tournament in its final pool play game, a 12-4 loss to Buckhead, Ga.
Austin Atwill, Ben Tucker and Holden King each grinded out a pair of hits, but it was not enough to down the Georgia runner-up.
Meanwhile, the locals fell 20-1 in Friday’s other pool play game.
Ladner raced around the bags for an inside-the-park homer to highlight TC’s 23-hit effort against the Purple-and-Gold clad hosts.
Atwill and Tucker paced UC in the loss with two hits apiece.
Otherwise, in the bracket, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., had just enough in the tank to win the National Division championship and advance to Sunday’s final of the Cal Ripken Rookie League Southeast Regional.
The North Florida champion bettered West Raleigh 5-3 on the scoreboard and 9-8 in the hits department.
However, the key statistic could be the fact that WR committed four errors, while the Floridians had just one miscue.
At the plate, Tyler Callihan was a perfect 3-for-3 for the victors with Austin Knight and Brycen Padgett both 2-for-3.
For West Raleigh, William Snipes (2-for-3) was the top offensive performer.
The following is a roundup of Friday and Saturday’s games in the National Division of the tournament at Graham Park in Union City.
SATURDAY
Jax. Beach 12, Franklin 4
Padgett lifted two home runs over the “Mini-Monster” at the UC Cal Ripken Field to help the Florida entry triple Tennessee’s last remaining hope in one of the National bracket’s semifinals Saturday.
Knight also assisted JB into the winner’s circle with a 3-for-4 outing that included a triple.
W. Raleigh 6, T. Corner 5
Hunter Weinbeg keyed WR’s one-run victory with a trio of hits while his teammate Justin Rhew offered two hits during the National division semifinal triumph.
For Tillman’s Corner, Hunter Hinton and Reece Ewing both doubled.
Franklin 12, Buckhead 5
Rives Marshall finished the game a perfect 3-for-3 and Clayton Kennedy had two hits in the Middle Tennessee champion’s victory Saturday.
Buckhead received 2-for-3 efforts from both Evan Mapes and John Staton.
T. Corner 7, O. Park 5
Hinton, Samuel Ladner, Logan Caldwell and Christopher George each ended Saturday’s win 2-for-3 for TC.
Ocee Park’s Lucas Stein smacked a double during the defeat.
FRIDAY
Jax. Beach 8, Winterville 0
The pitching machine nearly hurled a no-hitter as W’ville’s Mason Robinson was the only person on his team to get a safety during his team’s loss to JB.
For the victors, Knight was 3-for-3 with two singles and a triple and Padgett had a like batting line with two doubles and a triple.
O. Park 7, W. Raleigh 6
Aaron Rosenberg and Joseph Gandolfo were both 2-for-3 during Ocee Park’s slim victory over the East North Carolina Champion.
Weinberg and Cameron Mason both went 2-for-3 for the losers.
Santa Fe 10, Decatur Co. 5
Four SF players were 2-for-4 during the team’s doubling of the West Tennessee runner-up.
DC was led by Daryl McElrath and Mason Keen, who both went 2-for-3.
Buckhead 15, Winterville 5
Mapes was a perfect 4-for-4 in his team’s tripling of W’ville. Buckhead teammate Charles Gibson was 2-for-3 during the victory.
Winterville was led by Drew Nichols, Riley Conway and Parker Ledbeter, who all hit safely twice.
Franklin 7, Ocee Park 5
Caleb Reed reached three times in four trips and he legged out a triple during Friday’s pool play victory over Ocee Park.
Otherwise, Andy Hale, Matthew Hargrove and Kennedy each went 2-for-3 for the victors.
Franklin 13, Decatur Co. 3
Reed and Nick Johnson paced the Middle Tennessee champion during its 10-run triumph over its West Tennessee cousin.
For DC, Jacob Bryant and Khamon Garrett each had a hit.
Jax. Beach 10, T. Corner 0
Padgett was just a triple shy of the cycle in his team’s shutout victory over the Alabama champion.
On the flip side, TC was led by George and Ladner, who each offered one hit.
W. Raleigh 6, Santa Fe 4
West Raleigh had just six hits to SF’s 11, but the North Carolinians led where it counted in the runs column.
Weinberg and Jacob Ford each offered one hit during the victory for WR, while Santa Fe was paced offensively by the 2-for-3 duo of James Sapp and Kyle Macalingdong.

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