|SF loses its shot at title on paper |
|Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011 1:40 pm |
On paper (literally), South Fulton lost its chance to win the Maddie Memorial Tournament.
South Fulton’s Savannah Larson rounds first on a double on Friday.
The Devilettes, who were 4-1 at the event, were one of four teams competing in the event’s semifinals when lightning was detected near the park.
A meeting of the coaches from the four remaining teams (SF, Westview, Milan and Huntingdon) resulted in using the event’s tiebreaker system to determine a winner.
The first tiebreaker was number of losses and both W’view and the Lady Bulldog had zero up until that point.
Westview won the event via the second tiebreaker — lowest runs allowed per game average.
On the field, South Fulton (18-4 on the campaign) defeated South Gibson on Saturday 9-3 and blanked Union City 9-0 in tournament bracket play.
The Devilettes dropped their lone pool play game on Saturday morning — a 13-6 defeat to Milan.
On Friday, SF won both of its games at the Martin tournament by six runs. The Devilettes bettered Graves County 8-2 and shut out Bolton 6-0.
For UC’s part, the Lady Twisters finished 2-3 at the Maddie Memorial.
Union City had one win per day with a 8-2 triumph over South Gibson on Friday in pool play and an 8-0 victory vs. Hickman County in tourney action on Saturday.
The Lady Twisters lost to SF, as previously mentioned, Huntingdon (8-0 on Friday) and Westview (3-1 on Saturday.)
Meanwhile, Obion Central was 1-3 at the Waverly Diamond Classic in Dickson.
The Lady Rebels bested McEwen 4-1 in the pool play opener.
Then, OC lost to David Lipscomb (5-1), Marshall County (9-4) and Goodpasture (10-0).
Today’s slate (weather permitting) has Union City at McKenzie, Obion Central at Gibson County and South Fulton at Camden.
SF in running
All-Tournament team member Haley McKinney struck out five and improved to 12-2 for the campaign after South Fulton’s 8-3 besting of SG.
Desiray Sturgeon, who all totaled was 10-for-16 during the five games at Martin, was 2-for-3 against the Lady Hornets.
Macy Maxwell — SF’s second All-Tourney team member — drove in a trio against South Gibson, while Kaci Daugherty was a perfect 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI.
In the win over Union City, McKinney got the mound decision. She started the game and held the Lady Twisters in check for the first three frames. Sturgeon, who was 3-for-4 vs. UC, hurled the final two innings.
Maxwell impressed with five RBI during a 2-for-3 outing against the Lady Twisters. Chelsie Pitts was also 2-for-3 in that game.
Against Milan, Sturgeon was 2-for-2. Losing pitcher Sara Reams fell to 6-2 on the season.
During Friday’s win over Graves County, Daugherty and McKinney were both 2-for-3 with one ribbie. Savannah Larson also had two hits during that triumph. Reams was the winning pitcher.
In the Devilettes’ opener on Friday vs. Bolton, McKinney — the winning pitcher — was 3-for-4, while Larson doubled and Pitts drove in a pair.
UC goes 2-3 in Martin
The Lady Tornadoes, now 14-12, won their opening game of the tournament against South Gibson and also beat Hickman County before losing to three of the top four teams in the event (champion Westview, Huntingdon and South Fulton).
Against SG in an 8-2 victory, Kaitlyn Wheeles and Taylor Hargrove both doubled twice, Wheeles also scoring three times while Hargrove had two RBIs. Angela Chesteen contributed a pair of singles to the winning cause.
Sadie Hollis took the first of her two pitching wins in the tourney, giving up six hits and three walks while fanning five.
UC got just two hits in an 8-0 shutout loss to Huntingdon.
Five hits, two walks and an error in the fifth led to all eight Huntingdon runs after the game was scoreless until that point.
Brittany Parker (5-5) was the losing pitcher. She struck out three, walked two and allowed seven hits.
The Twister girls played Westview tough, but an error led to two unearned runs in the fourth in what was ultimately a 3-1 setback.
The Chargers got just five hits off Hollis, but UC collected just three itself — all singles — by Wheeles, Parker and Ellen Bearden.
Parker, Chesteen and Hollis all got base knocks against Hickman County as Union City made the most of three hits in a 4-2 triumph over the Falcons.
Hollis relieved Parker in the third and was credited with her ninth victory of the season.
The Tornadoes could do little against McKinney and Sturgeon in a 9-0 loss that eliminated them from further play.
Hargrove, Parker, Chesteen and Betty Claire Beachum had singles in the contest.
Lady Rebs 1-3 at Waverly
Emily Pickard drove in a pair during Obion Central’s lone win over the weekend.
Additionally against McEwen, Lady Rebels Kayla Bramlett, Carly Whipple and Leann Staser each had one hit.
Meaghen Strayhorn was the winning pitcher.
In the defeat to David Lipscomb, Payton Roberton was 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI, while Mandi McDaniel finished a perfect 2-for-2 with a double.
Madi Bell, Whipple and Pickard all had his in that loss. Macy Allison was the losing pitcher.
Against Marshall County, Baylie Boucher absorbed the mound defeat.
Pickard doubled and chased in a pair, while Bramlett smacked a two-bagger.
In OC’s finale at the event, Whipple had two hits against Goodpasture, while Bramlett offered a safety.
Allison was the losing pitcher in that contest.