Rebs (run)rule; Twisters do, too

Rebs (run)rule; Twisters do, too
Rebs (run)rule; Twisters do, too

Obion Central’s Colton Woodward fires to the plate during Monday’s action.
Obion Central and Union City “ruled” on Monday night.
Both the Rebels and Twisters finished early, defeating their opposition in games shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.
OC claimed its fourth straight triumph, blanking Ripley 10-0 in five innings.
Meanwhile, UC took care of Halls by an 11-1 count in six frames.
South Fulton was also victorious on Monday. The Red Devils bettered Carlisle County 8-5.
Today’s slate (weather permitting) has Union City at Humboldt, OC at Ripley and SF at Bradford.
The following is a roundup of Monday’s games as reported to The Messenger.
OC 10, Ripley 0
The Rebels (4-3) continued to make strides under first-year had coach Chris Smith, run-ruling visiting Ripley in five innings.
Colton Woodward was dominant on the mound, spinning a nifty two-hitter with 10 strikeouts.
The OC junior, who has emerged as the ace of the staff in the early going, is now 2-1.
Trey Phipps smacked a two-run homer and had three RBI and two hits in all as Central scored twice in both the first and third innings before erupting with a six-spot in the fourth.
Tanner Cary had two singles, scored three times and drove in a run, and Blake Walton crossed the plate twice. Camden Napper doubled and had a ribbie.
The two teams are scheduled to play again at 6:30 tonight in Ripley, with the Rebels then set to visit Covington Thursday night.
UC 11, Halls 1
The Tigers took Union City for a walk.
All totaled, Halls gave out 12 bases on balls to the Twister hitters.
UC took advantage of its opportunities with five runs in the home half of the first frame, one in the second, third and six innings and three in the fifth during a game that was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Twister Caleb Long was 3-for-4 with four RBI and a pair of doubles for the victors.
Matthew Keathley, who also smacked a two-bagger, scored three times for Union City (6-3).
UC’s Drake Parker, Branson Sherwood, Bran-don Griffin and Drew Cooley walked twice each.
On the mound, Clay Treece earned the triumph. Treece went the distance, struck out seven and allowed just three hits.
Aside from today’s scheduled game, UC plays at the Huntingdon Diamond Classic Thursday through Saturday.
SF 8, Carlisle Co. 5
Red Devil hurler Kyle Clouse improved to 3-0 on the campaign, going the distance in Monday afternoon’s triumph in Kentucky.
Clouse struck out six and walked just one. He gave up five runs. Only one of those tallies was of the earned variety.
Offensively, Clouse assisted his mound cause with a pair of doubles during a 3-for-4 outing.
Meanwhile, Ryan Prince was 2-for-3 with a two-bagger and one ribbie, while Cody Tatum singled twice, William Peery drove in one and Harrison Hawks scored twice.
With the victory, South Fulton is now 5-1 on the season.
The Red Devils also have a game set for both Thursday and Friday.
On Thursday, SF travels to Clarksburg. The Redmen go to Fulton County on Friday.

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