|It happened again to Union City.
For the second time in as many games, the Tornadoes blew a big lead, losing 17-12 against Halls Tuesday at Elam Stadium.
UC twice was up by five runs against the Tigers before the visitors scored 14 runs — highlighted by a six-run sixth that broke a 9-all tie.
As in a 15-7 loss last week to Henry County when the Twisters squandered a six-run advantage, costly errors by the locals opened the door for Halls.
In other games involving local teams Tuesday, South Fulton split a twinbill, losing to Dresden 12-2 in District 14A action before bouncing back to beat crosstown rival Fulton City 18-5. Obion Central lost for the second straight day to 13AA leader Dyer County 8-1.
A makeup doubleheader with SF visiting Union City is the lone action on today’s slate.
Halls 17, Union City 12
The Tornadoes (10-13) erupted for seven runs in the second to take a 7-2 lead and were ahead 8-3 headed into the fourth before Halls stormed from behind.
UC’s pitching and fielding shortcomings didn’t affect its hitting as the locals pounded out 16 hits to outhit the Tigers by one.
Will Arnold was a triple short of the cycle, smacking a home run, a double and a single while driving in five runs.
Colton Speed and Jacob Worley also had three hits each. The brothers Sherwood — Camron and Branson — each went 2-for-4, the former with two triples and two runs scored, the latter with two RBI and two runs.
B.J. Marshall, who relieved Rance Barnes in the fifth, was charged with the pitching loss.
Dresden 12, So. Fulton 2
So. Fulton 18, Fulton City 5
The Red Devils hit a milestone on Tuesday — albeit after hitting a brick wall against Dresden.
South Fulton (7-15) surpassed its win total from the past two seasons with the nightcap victory in the team’s afternoon twinbill at two different sites.
Corbin Hawks (2-for-2) slammed a home run, drove in three runs and scored three times in the win at Fulton City.
Ryan Prince was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored.
Josh Clement (2-0) earned the win.
In the defeat to Dresden at the SF field, losing pitcher Jonathan Clouse (2-5) lasted just 12⁄3 innings.
Dyer Co. 8, Obion Central 1
The Rebels fortune on Tuesday was the same it was a day before at home against the Choctaws.
Starting pitcher Chase Wallace (1-4) lasted 42⁄3 innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on two hits and four walks.
Offensively, the Rebels (12-15) had three hits — all of which were doubles.
K.C. Covington, Brandon King and Alexander all doubled.