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Lady Rebls are pick of litter at Milan

Lady Rebls are pick of litter at Milan
Lady Rebls are pick of litter at Milan
The Obion Central softball team turned out to be the pick of the litter at the War at the Dawg Pound Tournament in Milan.
The youthful Lady Rebels — who start four freshman and a sophomore — claimed the event’s championship on Saturday evening, defeating District 13AA foe and perennial state title contender Westview 4-3 in the finale.
Along the way, Central (15-4-1) also notched a 4-0 triumph over Jackson South Side, a 5-2 victory over McNairy Central and a 6-2 besting of West Carroll in tourney action.
Pool play had the Lady Rebels with a pair of victories and a tie.
OC shut out McKenzie 3-0 and it also routed McNairy 7-1. The Lady Rebels’ lone non-win was a 5-5 tie in their first pool play contest.
Union City also participated in the event. The Lady Twisters’ lone triumph was in pool play action where they beat Liberty 8-2 on Friday.
In other play involving UC, the locals were blanked by defending Class 1A state champion Trinity Christian 12-0 in pool play and bested by a 7-0 count against the host team in pre-tournament play.
Union City’s lone tournament outing was a 4-3 loss to double-A Dyersburg.
Today’s slate (weather permitting) has OC entertaining Dyersburg.
The following is a roundup of the action at Milan as reported to The Messenger.
Lady Rebs are champs
Obion Central rallied for three runs in the home half of the sixth inning to overtake Westview and win in the title game.
Kayla Bramlett and Carly Whipple both smacked key doubles in said frame.
Whipple’s two-bagger chased in two runs and capped a tourney performance in which she hit .625.
Olivia Ferguson came on as a pinch-runner and advanced to third on a passed ball.
She scored the game-winning run on a deep sacrifice fly to left field off the bat of Leann Staser.
Julianne Albright was the winning pitcher. Albright came on in the sixth in relief of Baylie Boucher.
In the semifinals, Meaghen Strayhorn spun a one-hitter against JSS.
Offensively, Whipple and Bramlett each chased in one run, while Mandi McDaniel doubled.
During the tournament triumph over McNairy Central, the Lady Rebels struck for three runs in the first inning to set the pace.
Macy Allison, who was credited with three victories in the event, was the winning pitcher.
At the plate, Alex Wilson drove in a pair, while Whipple and Staser each had one ribbie.
In the Obion Central’s tournament opener against West Carroll, Payton Robertson was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI, while Whipple also chased a pair home.
Additionally, Emily Pickard plated one.
Allison got the mound win in two of OC’s pool play triumphs. She was the winning pitcher against both McKenzie and McNairy Central.
Megan Gargus had two runs batted in against McKenzie, while Robertson, Whipple and Staser all went 3-for-3 in the win over MC. Also of note was Madi Bell, who doubled and chased in a pair.
In the opening pool play contest, Strayhorn earned the mound win. Whipple homered, tripled and drove in a pair during that game, while Bramlett had one ribbie.
UC 1-3 in Milan
Kaitlyn Wheeles had a legitimate inside-the-park home run and scored three runs during Union City’s lone triumph at the Dawg Pound Tournament.
During that win against Liberty, Hannah Jackson doubled, tripled and drove in a pair.
Sadie Hollis struck out six to gain the mound triumph.
Hollis also was tagged with a defeat on the hill — vs. Milan.
Brittany Parker and Angela Chesteen each had one hit in that defeat.
Against TCA, Parker was the losing pitcher with a lackluster defense behind her.
All totaled against the Lady Lions, Union City was guilty of nine errors.
Jackson had the lone hit in the defeat to Trinity Christian.
In UC’s tourney defeat to Dyersburg, the winning run was walked in with the bases loaded in the final inning.
Parker absorbed the mound defeat.
Chesteen tripled and drove one in during that game, while Taylor Hargrove and Wheeles each accounted for one single.
The Lady Twisters (5-6) return to action a week from today at Lake County.

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