|Latest SF jewel is league crown |
|Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 1:28 pm |
|South Fulton added another jewel to its 2010 crown on Friday. |
The Devilettes, already past the 20-win plateau regularly considered the benchmark for success, clinched the District 14A regular-season championship with a 6-1 victory over Halls.
With the triumph, the Devilettes (24-9) have procured the No. 1 seed for the upcoming 14A Tournament, which is set to begin Friday at Trenton.
Meanwhile, Obion Central reached a milestone of its own on Friday as a result of its 15-6 besting of McKenzie.
The Lady Rebels reached 20 wins for just the second time in program history and for the first time since 1996 when the team finished fifth in the state.
Today’s softball slate has Union City entertaining Trenton.
SF also hosts Greenfield in a make-up doubleheader this afternoon.
SF 6, Halls 1
The Devilettes put together a four-run fourth inning to build an adequate cushion in Lauderdale County on Friday afternoon.
Up until that point, the game had been knotted up at 1-all. South Fulton also scored a single tally in the top of the first inning at Halls.
Winning pitcher Haley McKinney (14-5) went the distance, striking out five and allowing just five hits and one run.
McKinney also helped her mound cause by driving one run it.
Meanwhile, Austin Peay signee Kayla Davidson was 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases.
South Fulton catcher Paxton Sisson reached twice and drove one in.
Devilette outfielder Katie Bivens was hit by two pitches.
Macy Maxwell also got on base twice with a single and a walk.
Aside from today’s make-up twinbill, SF has added a game at home against Westview, which has advanced to the Class AA State Tournament in each of the past three seasons, on Thursday.
That contest is set to begin at 5.
OC 15, McKenzie 6
Lambuth University signee Olivia Grady was on against the Carroll County Rebels.
The OC infielder was a perfect 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles.
Liesel Grossner, who finished 4-for-5, also smacked a pair of two-baggers, while Casey Russell and Leann Staser both were 3-for-5 for the victors.
Brooke Ferrell also had two hits for Obion Central (20-11-1).
On the mound, winning pitcher Maddie Bell pitched the first four innings, striking out four.
Emily Taylor came on for the final three innings to gain the save against McKenzie (20-5).
Two of McKenzie’s losses have been to OC.
Central scored six runs in the fourth inning, four in the sixth, two in the first and one in the third, fifth and seventh.
McKenzie exploded with a four-run outburst in the first inning, but the host team was held to just two more runs in the fourth inning the rest of the way.