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Central more than OK with result at UC

Central more than OK with result at UC
Central more than OK with result at UC

Obion Central’s Laura Beth Shelton keeps a tag on Union City’s Taylor Hargrove during Wednesday’s game.
Obion Central softball skipper Tommy Victory said he wouldn’t expect anything less from Wednesday’s wild 12-9 victory over Union City.
He’s just glad his team finished with more runs.
All totaled, the Lady Rebels were guilty of six errors, while UC committed nine miscues — according to their respective head coaches — in the lone contest on Wednesday’s slate.
“It was the ugliest win I’ve ever had, but I’m happy to get it,” Victory said. “It was a typical Union City-Obion Central game. Either we’re going to combine for about 30 runs or it will be a 1-0  duel.
“That’s just the way it is when we get together.”
For the part of Union City softball coach Shane Sisco, the errors were a reminder of shortcomings he thought his squad had overcome.
“We’ve done a better job lately of making the routine plays and not making as many mistakes,” he said. “On Wednesday, we had more errors in that game than we’d had in our last six combined.
“We hit the ball well, but if we want to be competitive and win all the games we’d like to, we have to stop these mistakes.”
Obion Central (19-7-1) busted what had been a 2-all game open in the top of the fifth with six runs.
Carly Whipple, Madi Bell and Alex Wilson each had three-hit outings. Whipple smacked two doubles, while Bell had one two-bagger.
Kayla Bramlett also had one double for the Lady Rebels during a 2-for-5 outing as did Payton Robertson, who hit safely twice in four trips.
Lady Rebel catcher Leann Staser also had two hits, while Laura Beth Shelton and Callie Johnson each contributed one safety.
Macy Allison was the winning pitcher.
Union City (10-9) had Erica Sturkie with a home run and two tallies.
Lady Twister Ellen Bearden singled three times, while losing pitcher Sadie Hollis and Angela Chesteen had two safeties each. UC senior Hannah Jackson had a double.  
Bearden, Hollis, Chesteen and Jackson each drove in one run.
Union City is scheduled to play at Greenfield this afternoon (weather permitting).
Sisco told The Messenger this morning that the status of that game is up in the air due to wet field conditions at G’field — which was one of the areas hit the hardest by Wednesday’s early morning storms .
Sisco also said the Lady Yellowjackets’ team does not have a bus available this afternoon.
Thus, if the doubleheader cannot be played at G’field today, it will be rescheduled.
The Lady Rebels return to action at the Waverly Diamond Classic in Dickson.
OC plays twice on Friday afternoon — against McEwen at 4 and vs. David Lipscomb at 5:30.
The Lady Rebels also have a Saturday morning contest at the event at 9 against Marshall County, Ky.

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