|Rebs live to play a couple more days |
|Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2010 5:01 pm |
Win and you’re in.
Obion Central’s Patrick Haskins slides in safely during the Rebels’ win on Wednesday.
That was the simplest way to explain what was needed for Obion Central to advance to the double-elimination portion of the District 13AA Tournament.
The Rebels did on Wednesday — battering the Tomcats 16-6 — to ensure the county locals’ of at least two more baseball outings this spring.
In Wednesday’s other baseball game, South Fulton came from behind in the seventh with five runs to deny Fulton City’s upset bid in a 12-8 win.
Today’s slate has the Central baseball team playing the host Dyersburg at 6 in the first round of the double-elimination 13AA Tournament.
The Lady Rebel softball team plays in the opening round of the 13AA Tournament this evening at 7 against the winner of today’s play-in game between Gibson County and Haywood.
Other softball action this afternoon has Westview at South Fulton.
OC 16, Haywood 6
The 3-4-5 portion of the Rebel lineup battered the Tomcat pitching staff on Wednesday afternoon.
All totaled, that combination of Ethan Davis, winning pitcher Trey Phipps and Patrick Haskins was 11-for-12 with eight runs scored and seven RBI.
Davis was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and one ribbie, while Phipps was a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI and one run. Additionally, courtesy runner Nathan Ashley scored three times in Phipps’ place and once as a pinch runner for Davis.
No. 9 hitter Colton Woodward was the only other Rebel with a multi-hit game during a 2-for-3 outing. Catcher Brady York chased home three for the Rebels (18-22).
On the mound, Phipps pitched all five innings of the game that was shortened due to the 10-run mercy rule. The lefty struck out six and allowed just three hits.
SF 12, Fulton City 8
Kyle Clouse was lights out during his 32/3 innings to at the end of Tuesday’s victory. The Red Devil hurler, struck out eight and allowed no runs on three hits and two walks.
Offensively, Jonathan Clouse was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a pair scored, while Caleb Turner was 3-for-5 with a double, two ribbies and a pair of tallies.
Kyle Clouse assisted his mound cause with a single, double and run batted in. Hamlin scored once and Sam Curtis was 2-for-3.
South Fulton took advantage of seven Bulldog errors.
The Red Devils (11-18-1) play at Greenfield on Friday in the opening round of the District 14A Tournament at 5:30.