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Rebels ‘drop’ Ripley before rain; Redmen slip

Rebels ‘drop’ Ripley before rain; Redmen slip
Both Obion Central and South Fulton dodged the weekend raindrops, but couldn’t avoid losses in seperate prep baseball tournaments.
The Rebels went 1-1 in the Dyersburg Easter Slam on Friday, while SF lost its only contest played in the Hickman County Classic on Saturday.
OC, which had fallen to Halls earlier in the D’burg event, dropped a 9-7 decision to the host club before bouncing back and beating Ripley 14-7 later on Friday.
The Red Devils, who had their game vs. Ballard Memorial cancelled on Friday, lost 5-2 against the homestanding Falcons on Saturday before a second game — against Murray — was called after one inning due to more rain and wet field conditions.
Today’s schedule will likely be a wash with the continuing showers and storms.
Makeup dates will be announced by each school with less than two weeks remaining before the beginning of the postseason.
The following is a recap of weekend action involving local entries.
Dyersburg 9, OC 7
OC 14, Ripley 7
The Rebels (11-4) split a pair of Friday games in the Dyersburg Easter Slam against District 13AA competition.
Brady York belted a two-run homer and also added a single, while teammate Blake Walton had two base hits for OC in the loss to D’burg.
The Trojans have now beaten Central three times this season.
Trey Phipps, the first of three Rebel pitchers, was charged with the loss after giving up four runs and five hits in 21⁄3 innings.
Colton Woodward and Tanner Cary also took turns on the hill and surrendered tallies.
In its second victory of the season over Ripley, Obion Centeral scored four times in the first and five in the third while pounding out 13 hits in all.
Walton and Cary both reached base four times, the former doing so twice with hits — including a double. Woodward doubled twice and York singled two times.
Phipps had a single and a double and drove in a run, while Brady Chandler had two singles and two ribbies, and Camden Napper stroked a double.
York relieved Cary in the fourth and hurled four innings of one-run, two-hit relief to get credit for the pitching triumph.
Hickman Co. 5, SF 2
Ryan Prince was a perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI during the Red Devils’ defeat on Saturday.
Harrison Hawks and William Peery both also singled and drove in a run for South Fulton (12-7).
Losing pitcher Kyle Clouse struck out 11 and walked five (two intentional).
SF started its game against Murray and was leading 3-2 after one inning when the teams were pulled off the field as a storm entered the area.

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