|Better Rebels edged in extra innings |
|Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 3:37 pm |
| Obion Central took a day off and the time to clear its head seemed to pay off. |
The Rebels turned in what was easily their best effort of their young season, but ultimately were defeated 3-2 in eight innings by Greenfield, which advanced to the Class A Sectional round a year ago.
Central had been set to play Fulton County on Thursday after back-to-back defeats on Tuesday and Wednesday, but that game was taken off the schedule due to a conflict.
Meanwhile, Union City came through in the clutch on Friday in its District 14A opener.
Staring down its first defeat of the campaign, the Twisters rallied with two outs for a pair of runs in the home half of the seventh inning to edge Trenton 7-6 at Elam Stadium.
Today’s baseball slate has South Fulton at Union City and Obion Central at home in its opener in Troy against Caruthersville.
Greenfield 3, OC 2
Despite the marked improvement, the Rebels fell to 0-3 when host G’field pushed across the game-winning run in the eighth with one out.
Central scored both its runs in the fourth, but the Yellowjackets tied the contest in the home half of said frame when Peyton Page hit a two-run homer.
Cameron Napper and Colton Woodward each crossed the plate for OC after the former had singled and Woodward smacked a double. Blake Walton also had a base knock for the county locals.
Woodward went the distance on the hill for Obion Central and turned a quality performance with just four hits and one walk. He struck out five.
UC 7, Trenton 6
In the home half of the seventh frame, Clay Treece singled with two outs and Drake Parker drew his third walk of the contest to put a pair on for Cameron Powers.
Treece and Parker advanced to third and second, respectively on a double steal and Powers promptly singled to drive in tying and winning run.
For the game, Powers totaled four RBI for the Twisters, while Branson Sherwood was 2-for-4 with a pair of ribbies — a double included.
Brandon Griffin (double) and Matthew Keathley (triple) each had an extra-base hit for Union City (3-0, 1-0 in District 14A)
Parker was the winning pitcher. The sophomore hurled one inning and struck out the side.
Keathley also tossed 22⁄3 frames, while Griffin logged 31⁄3 innings on the hill.