|Twister baseball plays field well |
|Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 3:06 pm |
| The Union City baseball team played the field during Thursday evening’s 6-3 doubling of Westview. |
Though winning pitcher Kevin Freeman and Eric Moore had just four strikeouts between them, the Tornadoes committed just one error and came away with their second triumph in as many tries this season.
On the girls’ diamond, UC was not as fortunate as the team totaled five errors during an 8-4 defeat to McKenzie in its season and home opener.
In other action on Thursday, the South Fulton baseball team outslugged Dresden 27-17, while Obion Central’s scheduled game with Fulton County was not played, reportedly due to a schedule mixup that saw the Pilots also have a game to be played vs. Bradford.
The Obion Central softball team bested Bledsoe County by a 4-2 count to win its 2011 debut.
Today’s slate has Trenton at Union City on the baseball diamond and Obion Central at Greenfield.
The Lady Rebel softball team plays at Meigs County in the Tiger Classic both today and Saturday.
UC 6, Westview 3
The Twisters struck for two runs in both the first and fifth innings on Thursday and also scored once in both the second and third cantos.
Brandon Griffin was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a double for Union City.
Additionally, Branson Sherwood had a two-bagger, while Clay Treece drove in one for the Twisters (2-0).
Sherwood was one of six UC players to score once as Drake Parker, Matthew Keathley, Caleb Long, Griffin and Drew Cooley each crossed the pay station on one occasion.
On the mound, Freeman went 42⁄3 innings, allowing just two earned runs.
Moore got the final seven outs and a save, allowing no hits or runs.
SF 27, Dresden 17
The Red Devils totaled 20 hits and had three innings where they scored at least seven runs (seven in both the second and seventh and 10 in the third) on Thursday.
Winning pitcher Ryan Prince was 4-for-5 with five RBI, a home run and three singles.
Kendall Greer also stood out at the plate with a 3-for-4 day that included four RBI and two runs, while Kyle Clouse scored five times, Cody Tatum chased three home and William Peery accounted for two ribbies and a like number of tallies.
Additionally, Josh Clement drove in a pair, while Chance Hamlin was stuck on the No. 3 with that number of RBI and runs.
On the hill, Prince claimed the win.
He struck out five and allowed four earned runs and four hits during his four innings in relief of Clement.
McKenzie 8, UC 4
Union City matched the Lady Rebels in the hit column as both teams had nine safeties, but five miscues opened the door for the visiting team.
Kaitlyn Wheeles and Taylor Hargrove both had two hits each for the Lady Twisters, while Angela Chesteen tripled during the defeat.
Also notable was the fact that Hannah Jackson, Sadie Hollis, Brittany Parker and Betty Claire Beachum each had one RBI.
Hollis absorbed the mound defeat. She pitched the first six innings, struck out six and allowed four earned runs.
Parker tossed the final frame and had one punchout.
Union City plays at Dresden on Monday at 5.
OC 4, Bledsoe Co. 2
The Lady Rebels got their season off to a good start in East Tennessee, where the team is on a trip over the spring break.
Shortstop Alex Wilson had a pair of doubles in a 2-for-4 day at the plate to pace OC offensively. Both Kayla Bramlett and Madi Bell also had base knocks for the county locals.
Macy Allison went the distance on the hill to get credit for the pitching victory. She fanned just one, but did not issue a walk and surrendered just four hits.
Obion Central will participate in the Meigs County Tiger Classic today and Saturday in Dayton (Tenn.), before returning home.
The Rebel girls will face the host team at 4 today, then Johnson County at 7. A Saturday morning game against Whitwell at 11:30 is on tap before the medal round in the event begins in the afternoon.