|Twisters return favor at SF |
|Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:13 pm |
| Union City returned the favor on Tuesday. |
After falling to South Fulton at Elam Stadium on Monday, the Twisters evened up the season count with their county cousin via a 16-8 triumph on the Devils’ turf.
In other baseball action from Tuesday, Obion Central has its first winning streak under rookie skipper Chris Smith.
The Rebels routed Armorel (Ark.) 15-6 to claim back-to-back triumphs for the first time this spring.
Softball on Tuesday had Obion Central as a 7-3 victor in its District 13AA opener against Gibson County, while Union City won for the second straight day with a 7-2 verdict over Trenton.
Today’s slate is slim with only opening day action at the St. Jude Baseball Classic on tap.
Union City is the lone local team set to play this evening. The Twisters battle Huntingdon at 6:30 within the confines of Thompson Field.
UC 16, SF 8
The Twisters scored in every inning except the sixth during Tuesday’s victory over South Fulton.
UC struck for two runs in the first, second and fifth frames, one in the third, four in the fourth and five in the fifth.
The Red Devils totaled a pair in the opening canto, five more in the third and one in the seventh.
Brandon Griffin came on in relief of Kevin Freeman to gain the mound triumph. Griffin allowed just a walk and three hits during his 32⁄3 innings on the hill.
Drake Parker tossed the seventh inning for the Twisters.
South Fulton’s Ryan Prince was the losing pitcher. Prince gave up 11 runs — seven earned — on 10 hits and seven walks.
Offensively, Caleb Long was 4-for-5 for Union City with two RBI, while Brandon Griffin was 2-for-5 with three ribbies and two runs. Both of Griffin’s hits were doubles.
Drew Cooley also had a pair of two-baggers for the Twisters (4-1).
Parker drove in two, tripled and walked four times, while Cameron Powers also had two hits for UC.
South Fulton’s Kyle Clouse (3-for-4) doubled and drove in one, while Cody Tatum, Harrison Hawks and Chance Hamlin had two hits each.
Josh Clement also stood out for the Devils (3-1). Clement drove in a pair.
OC 15, Armorel 6
Obion Central (2-3) plated six runs in the first inning with a key two-run double by Dustin Smyth and a two-run single by Camden Napper.
Armorel closed it to 6-2 when Tyler Byrd homered off starter and winner Brady York, who went four innings to earn the win. York giving up three runs. Tanner Cary pitched two innings in relief and Mitch Arnett hurled the seventh.
The Rebels also scored once in second, once in third, three in fourth, one if fifth, two in sixth and one in seventh.
OC had 14 hits in the game — two each by Smyth (three RBI), Napper, Trey Phipps, Cary (three runs scored), and York.
Armorel managed just two hits in the game, but took advantage of seven walks and two hit batsmen.
OC 7, Gibson Co. 3
Carly Whipple was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI for the Lady Rebels (7-3).
Also of note were Payton Robertson, Callie Johnson and Alex Wilson — all with two hits.
Kayla Bramlett doubled and drove in a pair.
Macy Allison was the winning pitcher.
Obion Central scored four in the first inning and three in the fourth. All of Gibson County’s tallies came in the top of the fourth frame.
UC 7, Trenton 2
Angela Chesteen ripped a triple and a double in a 3-for-4 plate performance and scored twice while driving in a run for the Lady Tornadoes (2-1).
Carly Hollis had two hits and two RBIs — one of those hits a triple.
Hannah Jackson scored twice and had a hit and a ribbie.
Hollis was dominant on the rubber, fanning 11 with no walks and four hits allowed to get credit for the pitching victory.