|Twisters regroup to stay in hunt |
|Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:52 pm |
|Union City made connection without any layover in the finals of the loser’s bracket at the District 14A Tournament on Wednesday. |
The Tornadoes, who were drubbed on Tuesday against Greenfield to set up the do-or-die game, bounced back with a 7-3 win over Halls.
With the triumph, UC reached the 20-win plateau for the seventh time in program history. The Twisters (20-14) also claimed a spot in both today’s 14A championship round at 4:30 and the Region 7A Tournament with Wednesday’s win.
Union City plays Greenfield today at 4:30 with the Weakley Countians entering one win away from the 14A crown. If UC can prevail in the first game, a second winner-take-all contest would begin shortly after the completion of Game 1 at Elam Stadium.
“It was important for us to bounce back and play the way we have been the past few weeks,” Twister baseball coach Jeremy Maddox said. “For us to be able to get good defense and pitching and score runs when we needed to was huge.”
The winner of today’s District 14A championship will host 13A runner-up Clarksburg on Monday in the Region 7A semifinals. The 14A runner-up travels to Huntingdon.
On Wednesday, winning pitcher Rance Barnes turned in his second solid effort in as many 14A Tournament outings, going the distance and striking out a trio.
UC leadoff man Drake Parker was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, while shortstop and No. 2 hitter Cameron Powers finished 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Tyler Steward also crossed the pay station twice during a 2-for-3 outing, while Zack Cavness accounted for two Twister hits.