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Greyhound lead washed away

Greyhound lead washed away
The Union City Greyhounds might feel a little like the “itsy bitsy spider.”
After falling in their last two games, the ’Hounds were holding a 4-0 advantage over the Owensboro Oilers through four innings on Thursday night at Elam Stadium.
Then, down came the rain, which washed UC’s lead out.
The game will now be restarted and made up as part of a doubleheader in July.
Although no specific date was given by the Kitty League, Union City hosts Owensboro July 10-12 and it appears the makeup game would be added to one of those dates.
Tonight, the Greyhounds are scheduled to host the Marion Bobcats in the opener of a three-game weekend series at L.H. Ladd Field.
Highlighting the action this weekend is Vanderbilt pitcher and McKenzie High School product Drew Hayes’ second and final start this season as a member of the UC team.
Hayes, who was picked in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, will move on to the Cape Cod League in Massachusetts after Sunday’s game.
He is undecided about his plans to go pro or return to Vanderbilt for his senior season.
Hayes told The Messenger earlier this week that he plans to negotiate with Seattle while playing on the Cape Cod circuit.
After the weekend set with Marion, Union City has little time to rest.
The Greyhounds host their most bitter rival — the Fulton Railroaders — on Monday and Tuesday evening.
UC swept Fulton last weekend in a three-game series that was split between Elam Stadium and Lohaus Field.
Former South Fulton High School standout Cory White, who was picked in the 44th round of the 2008 draft by the Cleveland Indians, could possibly pitch one of those outings.
White last threw for the Railroaders on Wednesday. With a five-man rotation in mind, White would next throw on Monday evening.

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