|Sharp Rebels get revenge |
|Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 5:11 pm |
|Obion Central was nearly flawless and it paid off. |
The Rebels committed just one error and played sound, fundamental baseball during their 7-5 victory over Westview on Tuesday evening.
The triumph broke a five-game losing streak for OC and avenged an error-plagued 10-3 District 13AA defeat to the Chargers on Monday.
In other action on Tuesday, South Fulton broke its five-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over Humboldt. Union City was routed 8-1 by Greenfield.
Today’s baseball slate has SF at Dresden in a game that was added to the season slate after schedules were released.
OC 7, Westview 5
Winning pitcher Dustin Smyth went the distance, striking out three and walking just one for Obion Central (12-19.)
Smyth also assisted his mound cause, reaching twice on hits — a triple included — and twice on errors with four runs scored.
Otherwise, Ethan Davis chased home a pair of runs, while Trey Phipps, Patrick Haskins and Brady York had one ribbie each.
Tanner Cary scored twice, while Blake Walton crossed the pay station once for the victors.
The Rebels got single tallies in the first, third, fifth and seventh innings.
OC had a three-run outburst in the sixth.
Westview got one run in the second and two in both the sixth and seventh.
The Rebels host South Fulton on Thursday night at 6:30.
SF 9, Humboldt 4
South Fulton got five runs in the second inning and never looked back in Tuesday’s home win over the Vikings.
Red Devil starting pitcher Ryan Prince improved to 3-1 on the season, allowing just one hit and striking out eight in five innings of work.
Kyle Clouse pitched the final two frames to earn the save.
Offensively, Sam Curtis was 2-for-4 with three RBI, while Jonathan Clouse, Harrison Hawks and Chance Hamlin all drove in one run.
Jonathan Clouse scored twice, while Hawks and Landon Coley each crossed the pay station once for South Fulton (6-13-1).
G’field 8, UC 1
Union City (12-12) was baffled by Greenfield pitcher Dalton Potts.
The Yellowjacket hurler scattered five hits in seven innings, striking out 10 en route to the win.
Losing pitcher Zack Cavness lasted just 11/3 innings.
Cavness was charged with five runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks.
Clay Treece and Drake Parker both also got work in relief of Cavness.
Cameron Powers, Branson Sherwood, Rance Barnes, Brady Tidwell and Cavness each had one UC safety.
Union City returns to action on Friday evening at Hickman County.
That game is scheduled for a 6:30 start time.
The Tornadoes also play at 11 a.m. on Saturday against county rival Obion Central.
The game with OC will be played within the confines of Elam Stadium.