|Royal SF proclamation is no-no |
|Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 4:22 pm |
It was another “Prince” of an outing for South Fulton’s standout freshman hurler.
Union City’s Brady Tidwell slides back in during the Twisters’ win on Monday.
Red Devil ninth-grader Ryan Prince — on the heels of beating Union City in an extra-innings thriller last week — twirled a no-hitter Monday in SF’s 3-0 blanking of Greenfield.
Prince allowed just three baserunners, none via the base-hit variety. He struck out six and issued two walks.
The no-no was the first thrown by SF in the three-year tenure of head coach Jeremy McFarland.
In the only other prep baseball game involving a local entry from Monday, Union City outslugged Humboldt, 19-9 at Elam Stadium.
Today’s schedule feature rematches of Monday’s District 14A games, at Greenfield and Humboldt, respectively.
SF 3, Greenfield 0
Prince also assisted his mound cause with a two-run homer in the bottom of the third inning.
Sam Curtis, who was returning to the diamond after sitting a couple games with a knee injury, doubled and drove in a run for the victors.
The Red Devils improved to 10-17-1 with the triumph.
Jonathan Clouse, eight-grader Harrison Hawks and Chance Hamlin each also had a single for South Fulton.
Union City 19, H’boldt 9
Monday’s outing vs. the Vikings was a microcosm of the Tornadoes’ up-and-down season.
UC scored six runs in the first inning to assume immediate control, then squandered that big cushion with a variety of misplays.
The locals immediately bounced back, however, erupting for 11 runs in their final two at-bats to improve to 16-13 and win their fourth straight game.
Matthew Keathley, Caleb Long and Tyler Steward all had huge days at the bottom of the Union City batting order, each with three hits and multiple RBIs.
Keathley had a single, double and triple, score four times and drove in four runs, while Long had a triple, two singles, three ribbies and three runs scored. Steward doubled, had two singles and plated three as part of the Twisters’ 17-hit attack.
Stevie Gossett went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI, while Drake Parker had two hits in three official triples with three driven in.
Rance Barnes went 2-for-4.
Parker relieved Barnes in the fourth when Humboldt took a brief 9-8 lead and was credited with the pitching victory.
Parker recorded four of his five outs via strikeout.
Only two of the nine runs charged to Barnes were earned, due to Union City errors.