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Grand Sherwood HR, Haley’s gem fruitless as UC, Devilettes fall

Grand Sherwood HR, Haley’s gem fruitless as UC, Devilettes fall
Two standout performances went for naught on Thursday.
Union City second baseman Branson Sherwood smacked his second grand slam of the season, but it turned out to be just a foot note in the grand picture of his team’s 12-11 defeat to Westview.
Meanwhile, South Fulton softball ace Haley McKinney tossed all 11 innings, but her efforts were also fruitless in the Devilettes’ 2-1 defeat to Halls.
In Thursday’s other baseball game, South Fulton downed Gleason 5-3.
Softball action on Thursday also had Obion Central on the wrong end of an 8-3 defeat to Milan.
Today’s baseball slate has UC at home against Henry County at 6:30 tonight, OC at Covington for a 7 contest tonight and SF as a host to Gibson County at 5 this afternoon.
The Central baseball team also plays Saturday at the Haywood Classic against the host team at noon and Bradford at 3.
On the local softball scene, South Fulton plays today and Saturday in the Covington Invitational Tournament. The Devilettes battle Adamsville tonight at 7 and Covington at 8:30. SF plays Hardin Academy at 11 Saturday morning and the single-elimination tourney is set to begin around noon.
BASEBALL
Westview 12, UC 11
Sherwood’s slam, which came in the top of the fourth inning, tied the game at 7-all.
Then, UC struck for four innings in the sixth inning, but W’view got five in the home half of the seventh to claim the walk-off win.
Sherwood scored three times for the Tornadoes (9-8), while hot-hitting Stevie Gossett was 2-for-4 with a triple and three runs batted in. Cameron Powers also scored twice Union City.
Zack Cavness tossed the first six innings. Brandon Griffin entered the game in the top of the seventh and left the game with the bases load. Drake Parker came on and was charged with the mound defeat.
The Twisters were guilty of five errors in all, the last allowing the deciding run to score.
SF 5, Gleason 3
Devilette pitcher Kyle Clouse squared his season mark to 1-1, striking out six and allowing just five hits during his seven innings on the mound.
Jonathan Clouse and Kyle Clouse were the players with multiple hits (two singles apiece) for the Red Devils (5-8-1).
Sam Curtis drove in two runs, while Josh Clement chased one home.
Harrison Hawks reached four times for SF with a single and three walks.
SOFTBALL
Halls 2, SF 1 (11)
McKinney struck out six and allowed eight hits in her 11 innings on the hill, but five Devilette errors helped to undermine her pitching performance and end SF’s six-game winning streak.
Kayla Davidson drove in the only South Fulton run, while Paxton Sisson, who singled twice, was the lone local with a multiple hit game.
The Devilettes (11-3) also had one safety apiece from Marina Barclay, Katie Bivens and Chelsea Pitts.
Milan 8, OC 3
The Lady Bulldogs struck for three runs in both the first and second innings and a pair in the fifth en route to Thursday’s win.
Meaghen Strayhorn was the losing pitcher for the Lady Rebels (11-7).
Olivia Grady doubled to account for the only OC extra-base hit, while Kayla Bramlett, Alex Rapp, Liesel Grossner, Mandi McDaniel and Brooke Ferrell all singled.

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