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Rested Twisters rout Vikes

Rested Twisters rout Vikes
Rested Twisters rout Vikes

Obion Central’s Trey Phipps tumbles in safely at second.
An eight-day layoff didn’t hurt Union City much.
Neither did eight Humboldt errors.
The Tornadoes — playing for the first time in more than a week because of persistent rains that have plagued the area — broke open a tight game with a six-run sixth in a 10-3 triumph over H’boldt Thursday at Elam Stadium.
The contest was a late addition to the schedule.
UC made the most of just five hits, helped largely by eight defensive miscues by the Vikings. Of the Tornadoes’ 10 tallies, only one was earned.
In other local makeup baseball action from Thursday, South Fulton doubled up Twin-Cities rival Fulton City, 10-5, while Obion Central dropped a District 13AA twinbill, losing 10-2 and 4-1.
Today’s games have Union City hosting Dyersburg at 6 p.m., and SF welcoming Gleason at 5. Obion Central’s home game with Halls has been canceled.
Saturday, UC plays at Westview.
UC 10, Humboldt 3
Drake Parker had two hits, swiped two bases and scored twice, and Caleb Long drove in three runs for the Twisters, who improved to 17-5.
Union City erased a 2-0 first-inning deficit with single runs in the second and third, then took a 4-3 lead it would not lose with a two-run fifth before exploding in the sixth.
Parker, Long, Tyler Steward and Matthew Keathley all had RBIs in the Tornadoes’ deciding uprising.
Clay Treece went all the way on the mound to better his personal mark to 6-1. Treece scattered six hits, was charged with two earned runs and struck out nine.
SF 10, Fulton City 5
The Redmen snapped FC’s three-game winning streak in the first contest of the week for either team.
With the game tied 4-all after three innings, South Fulton struck for three in the fourth frame to go ahead for good.
Josh Clement was 3-for-4 with two singles, a triple and three RBI, while Ryan Prince had a safety, double and two ribbies.
Kyle Clouse also was key to SF’s offensive effort with a pair of singles and three runs scored.
Additionally, Curtis Cathey and Chance Hamlin each had one hit.
Clement was the winning pitcher. He struck out six during his four innings of work in relief of Clouse.
Milan 10-4, OC 2-1
University of Kentucky football signee Christian Coleman mashed two of Milan’s four home runs in Game 1 and the Bulldogs then won the nightcap when Mitch Anderson struck out 13 Rebel hitters in a combined four-hitter with reliever Dylan Murphree.
The twin league losses dropped Obion Central to 4-4 in 13AA and 11-16 overall.
Milan broke open the opener with a sixth-run fourth after Coleman had launched a pair of two-run dingers in his first two at-bats to give the visitors a 4-1 lead.
Colton Woodward was charged with the pitching loss after being touched for all 10 Bulldog runs in 32⁄3 innings.
Woodward did single and double at the plate and drive in a run. Parker McMinn had two singles and Trey Phipps roped a two-base hit and scored for OC.
Phipps’ solo homer in the top of the first of the nightcap provided Central with its lone run off Anderson.
Napper had two singles to account for half of OC’s hit total.
Brady York was the losing hurler, giving up all four Milan runs in the first two innings.
The highlight of the twinbill loss for the Rebels was a pair of stellar pitching relief performances by Napper and Phipps.
Napper shut down Milan for 31⁄3 innings, giving up no runs and one hit and fanning five.
Phipps had a five-inning scoreless stint with four strikeouts and just two hits given up.

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