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Messenger Sports Briefs for April 5

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 5
Briefly

Prep slate a wash
after thunderstorms

Monday’s wave of thunderstorms wiped off the entire prep slate.
As a result, Union City and Lake County will now begin a baseball doubleheader this afternoon at 4:30.
South Fulton will host Greenfield today at 5 and go to the Yellowjackets for a Wednesday game at 4.
Obion Central’s baseball plans after Monday’s postponement of a home game with Gibson County weren’t revealed as of press time.
Today’s schedule has OC set to travel to the Pioneers’ field, though that game could be moved to Troy.
Central will make up Monday’s postponed game with Dyersburg in Troy on Thursday.
Make-up dates have also been announced for Monday’s prep soccer play.
South Fulton hosts Gibson County next Monday. Additionally, the two teams will meet April 13 at GC.
The latter of those two games was originally set for Thursday.
Also, Obion Central will make-up Monday’s missed game at Haywood on May 2.

Annual Devil Classic
to honor Caleb Turner

The Caleb Turner Red Devil Classic is set to begin on Thursday and run through Saturday at South Fulton.
All totaled, 11 games are on tap in the annual event — which will bear the name of former player Turner — from this point forward. Turner died in a January automobile accident.
A dedication ceremony is set for Thursday evening at 5:45.
Play is set to begin on Thursday afternoon at 4 with SF taking on Fulton City.
Then, Gleason battles Lake County at 6 and the host team takes on the Bulldogs at 8.
On Friday, three games are on tap, though SF is not set to hit the field
Saturday’s play begins at 10 a.m. with Trenton against South Fulton. Lake County and Trenton is next at noon. The Falcons stay on the field to play Hickman County at 2. HC sticks around for a contest with B’ford at 4.
The final game of the event pits South Fulton against Bradford on Saturday evening at 6.

Murray St. catcher
earns OVC honor

Murray State’s Jacob Rhodes earned the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week award.
In four games last week (three vs. UT Martin), Rhodes hit .615 (8-for-13) with eight RBI.
UTM’s Wes Patterson was also nominated for the award.

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