|Early Twister outburst enough |
|Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011 7:41 am |
|An eight-run outburst in the first inning gave Union City all it needed on Thursday against Dresden in the St. Jude Classic. |
The Twisters struck for that number of runs and added three more in the third frame to defeat the Lions 11-3.
In other baseball action from Thursday, Obion Central blanked Trenton 11-0, while South Fulton triumphed 12-8 at home against Hickman County.
Today’s slate has action continuing in the SJC at Union City (weather permitting).
In games of local interest, the Twisters play Russellville on Elam Stadium’s turf at 4:30. The medal round of the SJC is Saturday.
UC 11, Dresden 7
Drake Parker, Cameron Powers, Branson Sherwood, Caleb Long, Brandon Griffin, Drew Cooley, Kevin Freeman and Eric Moore had one hit each for the Twisters.
Also, Parker scored twice, while Powers, Sherwood, Matthew Keathley, Long, Griffin, Cooley and Freeman each scored once.
Eric Moore struck out four en route to the mound win.
With the victory, UC is now 5-2 on the campaign.
OC 11, Trenton 0
The Rebels have climbed to the break-even mark after an 0-3 start by winning their last three outings.
A seven-run sixth inning locked up Thursday’s triumph, one that was halted by the 10-run mercy rule.
Colton Woodward tossed a three-hitter with eight strikeouts during a five-inning stint and helped himself with two hits and an RBI.
Blake Walton singled and scored twice, Dustin Smyth reached base three times, Trey Phipps drove in a pair of runs and Tanner Cary scored twice for OC.
Brady York had a double and was responsible for a pair of ribbies to contribute to the winning cause.
York also tossed the final inning in relief of Woodward.
SF 12, Hickman Co. 8
Kyle Clouse was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a pair of runs for the Red Devils.
Also, Harrison Hawks drove in three and doubled for South Fulton.
SF’s Chance Hamlin tripled, singled and chased one run in, while Ryan Prince smacked a two-bagger and had two RBI.
Tyler Morris also scored twice for a Red Devil team that got one hit from each of its starting nine.
On the mound, Clement, who went the entire seven innings and struck out seven, earned the triumph.