Devilettes finish off UC early

Devilettes finish off UC early
Devilettes finish off UC early

South Fulton’s Marina Barclay slides safely in at home.
South Fulton made a lasting impression in its 10-0 over county rival Union City.
The Devilettes held the Lady Twisters to just three hits during the outing, which was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Winning pitcher Haley McKinney struck out seven and walked just one for the victors during the blowout triumph that featured the two single-A Obion County teams that have forged quite a rivalry in recent years.
In the only baseball action involving a local team over the weekend, Union City was blanked 15-0 by Russellville at the St. Jude Classic.
R’ville and Lone Oak were declared co-champions of the event as it was rained out on Saturday morning.
Today’s softball slate has UC entertaining Lake County, Humboldt at South Fulton and Obion Central at Dyersburg.
Baseball action this afternoon has the Twisters hosting Halls, OC welcoming Ripley and SF at Carlisle County.
SOFTBALL
SF 10, UC 0
The Devilettes (3-0) struck for two runs in the first inning, three in the third, one in the fourth and four in the fifth on Friday.
Marina Barclay was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run batted in and one run scored.
Macy Maxwell had an outing that included two hits and a ribbie, while Chelsie Pitts also had a pair of safeties and chased home two.
South Fulton catcher Paxton Sisson also totaled two hits and drove in a pair.
For Union City (2-3), Brittany Parker had two singles, while Erica Sturkie doubled.
Losing pitcher Sadie Hollis allowed nine runs on 11 hits and three walks. Parker, who tossed just one-third of a frame, gave up one run.
The Lady Twisters were guilty of seven errors.
BASEBALL
Russellville 15, UC 0
The St. Jude Classic’s eventual co-champion had its way with the Twisters in a game that lasted just a little over an hour on Friday afternoon.
R’ville struck for seven runs in the first inning and eight in the second.
All totaled, Union City was guilty of six errors, which aided its opposition’s cause.
However, Russellville helped its own cause with a total of 10 hits.
Branson Sherwood was the lone Twister to reach. Sherwood walked.
On the mound, Caleb Long absorbed the defeat.
Russellville’s Allen Bohannon struck out two en route to the victory.

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