Sports briefs

Sports briefs

UC Turf’s Crockett
nationally certified

Union City Director of Turf Management Chris Crockett has joined 2008’s class of nationally certified sports turf managers.
Crockett, who manages the fields at Graham Park and the Union City High School field, is now one of just four such nationally certified turf managers within the state of Tennessee.
As a member of the class of 2008, Crockett joins a distinguished group of profesionals, which is primarily composed of turf manangers from major colleges and professional sports facilities.
The program takes several years to complete and Crockett achieved his new status in March after he passed the board’s exam in January.

Skyhawk golf tourney
slated for late-August

The UT Martin golf team has announced its annual fund-raising golf tournament will take place at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Persimmon Hills Golf Course in Sharon.
The registration deadline is Aug. 16 and participants may register at the Persimmon Hills pro shop or by calling (731) 587-7665.
The tournament committee will form the teams by handicap and pair them with current and previous members of the UTM golf team.
After teams have been organized, no changes or substitutions will be allowed.
The field will be limited to the first 120 participants and seniors age 65 and older will be allowed to use the forward tees.
Tournament entry fee is $65 and includes one round of golf at Persimmon Hills Golf Course, cart fees and dinner at 7 p.m. on Aug. 21.
The dinner and after meal function will take place in the Persimmon Hills Golf Course pro shop.
Guests are welcome to attend the dinner only at a cost of $10 per person.
All proceeds from the annual fund-raising tournament will benefit the UT Martin golf program and help defer travel and equipment expenses throughout the season.

Oilers strike it rich
with Kitty League title

The Owensboro Oilers struck it rich with a two-game sweep of the Tradewater Pirates to claim the Kitty League’s postseason championship.
O’boro downed the regular season champion Tradewater 9-4 on Friday and 11-1 on Saturday to claim the crown.
The pair of victories capped the Oilers’ 5-0 run during the circuit’s playoffs.
On Friday, Maykel Makorem went 3-for-5 with five runs batted in and one scored to lead Owensboro.
Meanwhile, Oilers’ hurler Pat Crider tossed seven innings, allowing just four runs.
For the Pirates, leadoff man Sean Mahley set the pace with a 3-for-5 outing and one RBI.
George Herbert was tagged with the loss as he allowed six runs in four innings of work Friday.
On Saturday, Makorem was again the Oiler’s leading man as he drilled a three-run home run during the top of the first.
On the hill, Neil Holland threw six innings of three-hit baseball to get the win, while Tradewater’s Don Pugliese was tagged with the mound loss.

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