claims state title
The Union City baseball team can say it was knocked out of the postseason by the best team in the state.
Riverside, which eliminated UC in the sectional round, claimed the Class A baseball championship on Friday when it routed Boyd-Buchanan 10-0.
The Panthers were a perfect 4-0 at the Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro, winning by no fewer than five runs and by as many as 13 tallies (twice).
A pair of other West Tennessee softball clubs also earned state titles.
Camden fought its way out of the loser’s bracket, downing Covington 16-7 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday en route to the double-A championship.
University School of Jackson also hoisted the state’s top prize, hoisting the Division II, Class A state softball title after its 9-1 triumph over Davidson Academy on Saturday USJ edged Davidson Academy 4-3 on Friday to force a second game in the championship round.
to try out on Sat.
The Union City Middle School softball team will have tryouts on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at Graham Park.
Prospective team members are encouraged to dress appropriately for the drills.
In the case of rain, tryouts will be moved to Sunday from 2-5 p.m.
For more information, contact Cristina Grimm at 592-0865.
Lady Vols advance
to World Series again
No. 15 Tennessee utilize the long ball and stellar pitching to wrap up its two-game sweep of No. 2 Michigan with a 4-3 victory in NCAA Super Regional action on Friday.
The victory punched the UT program’s fourth ticket in six years to the College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Lady Vols play Arizona on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Tennessee offensive effort backed asolid pitching performance from starter Cat Hosfield and Trinity Christian product Ivy Renfroe. Hosfield kept the Wolverine line-up in check, holding UM to two runs on four hits with a pair of strikeouts over 42⁄3 innings of work in improving to 17-8 overall.
Renfroe entered in the fifth inning and recorded her fifth save of the season after permitting one run on three hits with four punchouts in 21⁄3 frames.