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SF washed away by rallying Rebs

SF washed away by rallying Rebs
SF washed away by rallying Rebs

Obion Central’s Tanner Cary cringes as Ryan Prince watches during the Rebels’ win on Thursday afternoon.
Though it only sprinkled rain on the field, the bottom fell out in the bottom of the fifth inning.
In what was a game tied at 3-all, Obion Central struck for four runs en route to its 8-5 triumph over county rival South Fulton on Thursday.
During that inning, Patrick Haskins and Tanner Cary both doubled as OC totaled four hits and took advantage of one Red Devil error.
In other prep action, the OC softball team pounded Gibson County 12-2.
Today’s baseball slate has (weather permitting) Union City at Hickman County, Halls at Central and Carlisle County at South Fulton.
Softball action set for today has UC at SF.
The varsity game between the two teams has been moved up to 4:30 this afternoon.
The jayvee contest will follow.
Saturday morning’s game between the Union City and Obion Central baseball teams has been postponed until May 1 due to the threat of inclement weather.
The following is a roundup of Thursday’s play as reported to The Messenger.
BASEBALL
Central 8, SF 5
Haskins doubled with one out in the fifth inning and Cary plated the former with his two-bagger.
Cary advanced to third when the ball was misplayed in left field.
Then, Mikey Arnett walked and Colton Woodward singled to chase Cary home.
Blake Walton walked to load the bases and Dustin Smyth smacked a safety to plate Arnett.
Woodward also scored in the fifth inning.
For the game, Smyth was 2-for-3 as was Haskins.
Cary totaled a team-high three RBI for the Rebels (13-19).
Woodward, who struck out four, pitched three innings in relief of Trey Phipps to earn the mound victory.
Phipps punched out three during his four innings on the hill.
He came out of the game with a pair on and no one out in the top of the fifth inning.
Offensively, South Ful-ton (6-15-1) was led by Jonathan Clouse’s 4-for-4 outings.
Clouse scored twice and drove in one run.
Otherwise, losing pitcher Kyle Clouse had two ribbies, while Josh Clement was 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI.
Ryan Prince also drove in one run.
Kendall Greer and Chance Hamlin both scored one SF tally during the Thursday defeat.
On the mound, Kyle Clouse tossed 42/3 innings with seven runs (five earned) allowed.
Caleb Turner got the final out of the fifth inning and Prince tossed the sixth.
Prince allowed one run on two hits and a walk.
He struck out one Rebel hitter.
SOFTBALL
Central 12, Gibson Co. 2
The Lady Rebels (17-10-1) pounded out 15 hits and scored in every inning to finish up a 3-0 week with a Thursday victory.
Alex Rapp led the OC offensive onslaught with three hits, while Liesel Grossner (a double included), Oliva Grady, Kayla Bramlett and Casey Russell all collected two base knocks.
Winning pitcher Meaghen Strayhorn helped her own cause by legging out a triple.
Strayhorn allowed just two hits in a complete-game mound performance, striking out eight and walking three.
Central plays host to Dyersburg in District 13AA action on Monday.

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