|No Union City curtain call after lackluster encore |
|Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:42 pm |
Union City followed up a forgettable performance with another it would just as soon not remember.
Union City’s Cameron Powers attempts to turn a double play during the Twisters’ loss on Monday.
On the heels of a Friday blowout loss to Henry County, the Tornadoes were guilty of several misplays in a sloppy 13-2 five-inning District 14A loss to Halls Monday at Elam Stadium.
UC had as many errors (6) as it did hits, the team’s multiple misplays leading to nine of the Tigers’ runs being unearned.
The news wasn’t much better from either of the other two Obion County baseball entries on Monday as Obion Central was beaten 16-3 by Milan, while Lake County edged South Fulton, 6-5.
All three local clubs will get chances at redemption today in rematches of Monday’s games at Halls, Milan and SF, respectively.
The South Fulton softball team was the lone diamond winner on Monday, the Devilettes hammering Lake County 11-1. SF plays at Union City tonight at 6.
The following is a recap of Monday’s games.
Halls 13, Union City 2
It didn’t get any better for Union City.
After a 14-0 defeat to Henry County on Friday, the locals again turned in a lackluster effort in another lopsided loss Monday.
All totaled, just four of the runs charged to losing pitcher Rance Barnes were earned. Barnes struck out two and walked none.
The Tigers put five runs on the board in both the second and third inning. Halls also scored three in the fifth inning to put the 10-run mercy rule into play.
Drake Parker was the lone consistent offensive threat for the Twisters (9-10). The Union City leadoff man was 3-for-3 with a run scored.
Otherwise, Branson Sherwood came across the pay station once during the defeat, while Barnes had one RBI.
Milan 16, Central 3
The Rebels were cruising along with a 2-1 lead after three innings.
Then, the bottom fell out.
Obion Central (10-13) committed four errors in the fourth inning as Milan struck for a total of 14 runs — a Christian Coleman grand slam included — to leave little doubt about the game’s final result.
Patrick Haskins drove in two Rebel runs, while teammates Blake Walton, Ethan Davis and Tanner Cary all scored once.
Dustin Smyth was the losing pitcher, allowing 13 runs (five earned) on 11 hits and two walks in 31/3 innings of work.
Cary worked 12/3 innings in relief. All three of the runs he allowed were unearned.
Lake Co. 6, SF 5
All three of South Fulton’s errors came at the worst possible time.
SF committed all of its miscues in the sixth and seventh innings to aide the Falcons’ cause.
The Red Devils (5-10-1) entered the bottom of the seventh inning ahead 5-4.
Losing pitcher Jonathan Clouse went the distance, striking out 10 and allowing eight hits.
Offensively, Sam Curtis was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while Josh Clement singled, doubled and drove a pair in.
Kyle Clouse and Chance Hamlin both also had one ribbie.
So. Fulton 11, Lake Co. 1
After toiling through a rough weekend, the Devilettes (14-6) got a dose of just what they needed.
South Fulton scored three runs in the first, second and third innings and a pair in the fifth to dispose of the Lady Falcons easily.
Winning pitcher Sara Reams struck out five and allowed just three hits.
Catcher Paxton Sisson doubled and drove in a pair for the Devilettes, while Marina Barclay had one RBI.
Kaci Daugherty also was key to the SF offensive effort with three hits in her four trips to the plate.
Otherwise, Haley McKinney, Kayla Davidson, Macy Maxwell, Morgan Maxwell and Chelsie Pitts all contributed a safety as part of South Fulton’s 11-hit onslaught.