|Twisters have bright Friday as does OC |
|Posted: Monday, May 3, 2010 1:28 pm |
|Two out of three ain’t bad. |
The Union City baseball team battered Hickman County 17-2 on Friday, while Obion Central downed Haywood by the final count of 9-6.
Meanwhile, South Fulton was the lone local team of three Obion County entries to fall on Friday — edged by a 5-3 margin at home against Gleason.
Today’s slate has Humboldt at UC and Greenfield at SF. Central’s game with Covington has been canceled.
District 14A play today and Tuesday is crucial to starting the league tournament on time.
The event is slated to begin this Friday with first-round play of the double-elimination tournament at the higher seeds. Then, play would shift to Union City on Saturday and run through May 13.
UC 17, Hickman Co. 2
Twister leadoff man Drake Parker reached and scored in all four of his plate appearances on Friday. The UC outfielder singled and drove in one run. Parker also walked three times.
Caleb Long had an impressive 4-for-4 outing for the Twisters (15-13) with two runs batted in and one scored.
Otherwise, Zack Cavness was 2-for-2 with three RBI and two runs scored, while Cameron Powers came across the pay station three times.
Tyler Steward, Stevie Gossett and Luke Searcy all drove in one run for Union City. Steward scored twice, while Gossett and Searcy had a run each.
On the mound, winning pitcher Brandon Griffin pitched the first 31⁄3 innings of the game that was shortened to five frames due to the 10-run mercy rule. Griffin struck out a pair and allowed six hits. Eric Moore finished the game, allowing only a hit and striking out a pair in 12⁄3 innings of work.
OC 9, Haywood 6
Ethan Davis homered and tripled, knocking in a total of four runs in the game as the Rebels (15-23) prevailed.
Trey Phipps was 2-for-5 for Central with one ribbie and one run scored.
OC’s Mikey Arnett finished the District 13AA victory 2-for-3 with a run, while Colton Woodward had two RBI and one run. Tanner Cary and Blake Walton both had a ribbie.
Reliever Dustin Smyth claimed the mound win, striking out a pair in his 12⁄3 innings of work. Brady York started the game and pitched the first 51⁄3 frames.
Gleason 5, SF 3
The Red Devils (9-17-1) were stranded a lot on Friday.
SF left a total of nine runners on the basepaths during the first four innings against the Bulldogs.
Kyle Clouse had two RBI for the Devils, while Josh Clement knocked a double and Landon Coley drove in one.
Jonathan Clouse absorbed the mound defeat. Clouse struck out seven in his six innings on the hill. Caleb Turner pitched the seventh inning, allowing a lone safety and zero runs.
South Fulton first baseman Sam Curtis did not play due to a knee injury.
Red Devil coach Jeremy McFarland also confirmed that Cody Tatum, who was hitting over .300 for the season and leading the team in home runs, had left the program.