|Redmen can boast of Twister besting |
|Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6:01 pm |
| South Fulton has bragging rights — for the time being — over Union City on the baseball diamond. |
The Redmen improved to 3-0 on the campaign and handed UC its first defeat of the young season with an 8-5 decision Monday evening at Elam Stadium.
The two teams will meet again this afternoon on South Fulton’s field.
Kyle Clouse was solid on the mound for SF, whose offense has aided the pitching staff with 46 runs in three contests this year.
The Red Devil hurler tossed a complete game, struck out four and allowed five runs (three earned), while walking just one.
Meanwhile, the Twisters didn’t help their cause with five errors during the defeat.
In other action on Monday, Obion Central rookie skipper Chris Smith tasted victory for the first time in his career.
His Rebel team bettered Caruthersville 11-6 in Troy.
OC travels to Armorel (Ark.) for action this afternoon.
SF 8, UC 5
The Redmen trailed 1-0 after one inning, but struck for four tallies in the top of the third to take the lead.
Union City tied the game in the home half of the fourth, but SF responded with a three-run fifth frame to go ahead for good.
The Twisters got just a lone run the rest of the way.
First baseman Ryan Prince paced South Fulton with a 3-for-4 outing that included a trio of runs.
Kendall Greer also drove in a pair for the Redmen.
Meanwhile, SF’s Cody Tatum scored twice, while Josh Clement reached on four occasions (two singles, a walk and hit by a pitch).
Clement also scored one run for the Redmen as did Clouse.
Union City’s leading hitter was Cameron Powers (2-for-4).
Drew Cooley also stood out for the Twisters with a solo home run, while Clay Treece and Powers each doubled once.
Powers, Drake Parker, Matthew Keathley and Kevin Freeman each scored one run.
On the mound, Treece took the defeat. He threw five innings, struck out six but allowed seven runs (three earned).
Eric Moore came on in relief.
Moore tossed two inings and allowed just a hit and an unearned run. He struck out one.
With the defeat, the Twisters are now 3-1 on the current campaign.
OC 11, Caruthersville 6
Smith notched his first head coaching victory as the Rebels rallied from a 4-0 deficit with five runs in both the fourth and sixth innings.
Blake Walton had three hits and drove in three runs from the top of the OC batting order, while Kevin Cumana reached base three times and also had three RBIs.
Trey Phipps contributed a pair of base knocks to the winning cause, while Brady York was responsible for two ribbies and two runs scored.
Phipps got credit for the pitching victory, toiling the first five frames while striking out eight.
Tanner Cary was on the mound for the final two innings and gave up four runs.