Union City, Central ‘winning’

Union City, Central ‘winning’
Monday was a ‘win’ day for Union City softball.
It was a ‘win-win’ occasion for Obion Central.
The two local clubs were both victorious on the diamond, the Lady Tornadoes via a 5-4 decision at Dresden, while OC romped twice over Fulton County at Troy, 15-0 and 13-2.
The win was the first on the young season for UC, while the Lady Rebels are now 6-3 barely a week into the 2011 campaign.
Both teams are back in action today at home, Central vs. Gibson County, and Union City against Trenton.
OC and UC will play each other in the first of two games on Thursday in Troy.
Obion County’s third softball entry, perennial Class 1A power South Fulton, will open its season Thursday with a home game vs. Bradford before visiting Union City on Friday for a District 14A matchup.
The following is a wrapup of Monday’s action as reported to The Messenger.
Union City 5, Dresden 4
Winning pitcher Brittany Parker had two hits and a pair of RBI to lead the Lady Tornadoes at both the plate and on the mound.
Parker, a freshman, also went six innings on the hill, fanning three, walking five and giving up just four hits to get credit for the pitching victory.
Sadie Hollis got credit for the save, giving up a run and a hit with a strikeout in an inning of relief on Monday.
Hollis also had two hits offensively for the Twister girls.
Erica Sturkie knocked home two runs for the Union City girls, while Angela Chesteen smacked a solo home run in support of Parker.
Today’s game with Trenton is set to begin at 5.
OC 15-13, Fulton Co. 0-2
The Lady Rebels coasted in their home opening doubleheader on Monday.
In Game 1, Maegan Gargus doubled for Obion Central as did Amanda Bell, while senior Mandi McDaniel had two singles and Carly Whipple legged out a triple.
Callie Johnson also singled for the Lady Rebels as did teammate Jessie Perry.
Winning pitcher Baylie Boucher struck out five and walked just one against the Lady Pilots.
During the second game, Olivia Ferguson, Bell and Boucher both had two safeties for Central, while Julianne Albright singled once.
Bell gained the mound triumph with a line identical to that of Boucher (five strikeouts and a walk).

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