|SF rout of Lady Twisters not a fluke |
|Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010 6:42 pm |
Evidently, South Fulton’s earlier rout of Union City was no fluke.
South Fulton’s Haley McKinney pitches during the Devilettes’ win on Friday.
The Devilettes pounded UC for double-figure hits and runs for the second time in less than two weeks Friday in an 11-0 five-inning softball victory.
SF, which had beaten the Lady Tornadoes 10-0 earlier in the spring, can now win the District 14A regular season championship and secure the top seed in the league’s upcoming postseason tournament by winning at Halls by two or more runs on Friday.
Halls won an earlier meeting of the two clubs, 4-3, in 10 innings. South Fulton later avenged that setback with a victory over the Lady Tigers in the Covington Invitational.
South Fulton’s second convincing triumph over Union City this season was nearly a carbon copy of the teams’ aforementioned earlier meeting.
The Devilettes (21-9) sent 12 batters to the plate in the second inning, during which they struck for eight runs. Marina Barclay and Kayla Davidson each had two-run singles in the outburst, and SF also benefited from three UC errors in the frame.
In the earlier meeting, South Fulton scored six times in the third inning when it batted around and was likewise the benefactor of several Lady Twister fielding misplays.
Similar to the first matchup, too, Haley McKinney tossed a sterling two-hit shutout for the Red Devils.
McKinney (11-5) struck out 11, did not walk a batter and retired the final 11 Union City hitters in order.
SF played error-less ball behind her.
Paxton Sisson had two singles in South Fulton’s telling second-inning explosion, while Katie Bivens also had two hits in the contest for the victors. Chelsie Pitts’ run-scoring double in the fourth was the Devilettes only extra-base hit of the game.
Morgan Maxwell and Kaci Daugherty joined Sisson, Barclay, Davidson, Bivens and Pitts with RBIs.
Allison Bruff and Katie Townes had back-to-back singles with one out in the second to account for Union City’s only offense.
Karly Hollis was the losing pitcher, going 3 1/3 innings before being relieved by Katie Hawks.
The Lady Twisters are now 11-11.
Less than two weeks remain before the postseason begins and a full slate of games is on tap for all three Obion County teams.
SF journeys to Trenton today, plays at Obion Central on Tuesday and then visits Halls on Friday.
Union City plays at Halls today, welcomes Humboldt Tuesday and hosts Lake County Wednesday for two games.
Obion Central, meanwhile, hosts Dyersburg today, South Fulton Tuesday and then goes to Dyersburg on Thursday and McKenzie on Friday.