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Messenger Sports Briefs for May 21

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 21
Briefly

SF, UC sectional games
postponed until Sat.

Rain has forced a delay in the Class A sectional baseball and softball games, involving Union City and South Fulton.
The UC at Riverside baseball matchup, scheduled for 5 p.m. today, will now be played at 6 o’clock Saturday night.
Meanwhile the SF-Riverside softball game — originally to have been played on the Devilettes’ turf today at noon — has been pushed back to Saturday at 2 p.m.
The winners of both games will advance to the state tournament next week in Mufreesboro.

Wynridge winners
win by a lone shot

The team of Jerry Long, Randy Kincade, Wayne Storey and Danny Arnold combined to shoot a 9-under-par and win the weekly men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday.
Meanwhile, the team of Eric Stansberry, Matt Russell, Keith Gilliam and Dale Batchelor got second place with an 8-under.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, call 536-4653.

UTM softball trio
named All-Region

UT Martin softball player Jenny Bain was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Central Region first team, while Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year Megan Williams and OVC Pitcher of the Year Paij Lintz were both named to the second team. It marks the first time in program history that the Skyhawk softball program has had players named to the NFCA’s All-Region Teams.
Bain hit .330 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI in the recently-completed campaign, while Williams led the OVC with a .375 batting average and 72 hits.
Lintz compiled an OVC-best record of 25-3.

Departing ’Bama F
eyeing two schools

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Transferring Alabama player Justin Knox says he has narrowed his destination choices to North Carolina and Georgia Tech.
The 6-foot-9, 245-pound junior forward told reporters Thursday he will announce his decision next week.
He was granted a conditional release from his scholarship.
The university won’t allow him to transfer to a school on next season’s schedule or within the Southeastern Conference. He also can’t move on to UAB or Alabama-Huntsville, which are part of the same university system.

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