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|Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:22 pm |
South Fulton’s Ryan Prince threw like a “King” on Monday.
South Fulton’s Ryan Prince prepares to pitch during Monday’s victory over Union City.
The Red Devil freshman tossed the entire nine innings, striking out eight and allowing just four runs on seven hits as SF defeated Union City 5-4.
The victory was undoubtedly the biggest of Red Devil head coach Jeremy McFarland’s three-year tenure as skipper and probably the highest point for the program since 2005, when the team advanced to the Region 8A Tournament and finished as the District 15A runner-up.
Union City starting pitcher Rance Barnes also turned in a commendable effort during the defeat. Barnes, who was the losing pitcher, lasted 82⁄3 innings before he was pulled from the contest.
In other action on Monday, Gleason downed Obion Central 10-6.
Today’s baseball slate has SF at Union City for a rematch at 6:30. Obion Central hosts Haywood at 6.
SF 5, UC 4 (9)
The ninth inning went down to the wire.
After Union City (12-13) scored two runs in the visitor’s half of the frame, the Redmen (8-15-1) rebounded for three in the bottom of the inning to procure the triumph.
In the top of the ninth, UC loaded the bags with two outs and Drake Parker struck out.
However, the ball went to the backstop, allowing Brandon Griffin to score and the inning to stay alive.
Josh Clement’s throw to Prince, who was covering the plate, was off the mark and Cameron Powers also scored as a result.
Down 4-2, the Redmen battled back in the ninth.
Clement redeemed his earlier miscue with a double to leadoff the frame. During the next at-bat, courtesy runner Landon Coley scored as Harrison Hawks reached on an error.
Then, Hawks stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch as Caleb Turner struck out.
After Kendall Greer drew a walk, Chance Hamlin grounded out to first as Hawks came across the pay station for the tying run and Greer moved into scoring position.
With two outs and the game on the line, Jonathan Clouse roped a double into right-center field off relief pitcher Clay Treece to plate Greer and get SF the victory.
Clement, Prince and Sam Curtis all finished with three hits, while Kyle Clouse also drove in one run.
Gleason 10, OC 6
Obion Central (13-21) totaled just four hits against the Bulldogs on Monday.
Tanner Cary smacked the Rebels’ only extra-base hit — a double.
Otherwise, Blake Walton, Kevin Cumana and Brady York each had one single for OC.
Walton, the Central leadoff man, drove in a pair, while Cary chased in one.
On the mound, Dustin Smyth absorbed the defeat, allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits in 21⁄3 innings of work.
Obion Central starter Andrew Thayer pitched the first 42⁄3 innings. Thayer allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk.