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Rebs take it easy on Fulton puppies

Rebs take it easy on Fulton puppies
The Obion Central baseball team took it easy on Tuesday.
The Rebels, playing at Lohaus Field and against Fulton City, fielded a team of mostly non-regulars during their 13-3 triumph.
Meanwhile, the Union City baseball team also coasted on Tuesday during its 21-1 blasting of Humboldt as did the OC softball team in a 15-0 shellacking of Fulton County.
The South Fulton baseball squad was the only local team to suffer a loss on the day, blanked 10-0 by Greenfield.
The Red Devils, who no-hit G’field on Monday, nearly found out how the other half lived as they were limited to just one safety on Tuesday.
A pair of baseball games are scheduled for this afternoon. OC hosts Haywood in a District 13AA Tournament play-in game this afternoon at 5.
SF jumps the border to Fulton City for a 4:30 contest.
BASEBALL
OC 13, Fulton City 3
The top of the order got the job done.
The Rebels’ top three hitters (Parker McMinn, Trevor Riley and Mikey Arnett) combined to go 9-for-10 with a combined six runs batted in and six scored as the county locals improved to 16-22 in their regular-season finale.
Riley was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, while McMinn reached in three of his four trips with a two-bagger.
Arnett doubled and finished 2-for-2.
All three of the aforementioned players had two RBI.
Otherwise, Trey Phipps also chased in a pair as did winning pitcher Nathan Ashley.
Seth Hutchenson, Garrett Dunn and Colton Woodward each accounted for one ribbie.
On the mound, Ashley tossed the first four innings, striking out five en route to the win.
Andrew Thayer struck out a pair as he threw the fifth frame.
UC 21, Humboldt 1
Tornado catcher Stevie Gossett carried a big stick at the Vikings’ field.
The UC senior blasted a three-run home run and drove in a total of six during a 3-for-5 outing.
Twister leadoff man Drake Parker was also worthy of note with a 4-for-5 evening — three RBI and a trio of runs included.
Parker also stole three bases.
Otherwise, Austin Baker blasted a two-run pinch-hit home run, while winning pitcher Zack Cavness was 2-for-3 with one ribbie and one run.
Tyler Steward scored three times for the Twisters (17-13), while Luke Searcy knocked his first varsity hit.
Cavness tossed the first two innings.
He combined with the trio of Clay Treece, Eric Moore and Kevin Freeman for a one-hitter.
Union City returns to action on Friday night in the first round of the District 14A Tournament at home against Lake County. Game time is set for 6.
Greenfield 10, SF 0
Red Devil senior Sam Curtis singled to account for his team’s lone safety in Tuesday’s game, which was shortened to six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Jonathan Clouse fell to 0-6 on the season, striking out a pair in his three innings on the hill.
Caleb Turner and Kendall Greer each pitched 11/3 inning in relief.
With the defeat, South Fulton falls to 10-18-1 on the season.
SF will meet Greenfield again on Friday in the opening round of the District 14A Tournament.
That game is set to start at 5:30.
SOFTBALL
OC 15, Fulton Co. 0
Senior Night took on a literal meaning on Tuesday.
The Lady Rebel 12th-graders battered Fulton County for a total of 15 hits as the county locals cruised to a win.
Lambuth University signee Olivia Grady and Liesel Grossner were both a perfect 3-for-3, while Ashley Readenour and Emily Taylor both doubled for OC.
Dyersburg State signee Casey Russell was 2-for-3, while Caroline Guy and Alex Rapp each had a hit for Obion Central (21-11-1).
Taylor struck out five en route to the mound victory.
The Lady Rebels play the winner of a play-in game between Haywood and Gibson County at 7 Thursday night in the District 13AA Tournament’s opening round of play.
The tourney is hosted by Haywood.

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