|OC teams to play another day |
|Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 5:52 pm |
| Both the Obion Central baseball and softball teams have survived to play another day. |
In the case of the Rebels, they did so twice.
OC won two games in the loser’s bracket over the weekend to remain alive in the District 13AA baseball tournament, and won Friday and then got a rain-out extension on Saturday in the 13AA softball tournament.
As a result both Rebel squads are still kicking in the postseason.
Central sent two other teams to the sideline in baseball, beating Haywood 7-6 on Friday and then avenging a first-round loss to Crockett County with a 13-9 triumph Saturday in elimination games.
The Lady Rebs, meanwhile, nipped Gibson County 4-3 on Friday in Dyersburg and then saw their Saturday contest vs. Covington postponed until today by a steady mid-day rain.
Central (22-12-1) will then play the winner of the Milan-Crockett County game on Tuesday at 5 — should it triumph today — in the altered original tournament bracket.
OC (13-17) is now among just four teams remaining in the 13AA baseball tourney.
The Rebs remain in a win-or-go-home mode today, needing to beat Covington at 4:30 at Union City’s Elam Stadium and then Dyersburg at 7 to both stay alive and earn a spot in Tuesday’s title round.
The tournament winner and runnerup advance on to next week’s Region 7-AA tourney.
The following is a recap of Obion Central’s play.
OC 7, Haywood 6
The Rebels scored three times in the bottom of the seventh Friday, to buy themselves another game.
Camden Napper’s two-out popup fell in to plate the game-winning run as Central rebounded from an early 4-0 deficit.
Napper ended up with three RBI in all, going 2-for-4 at the plate. Trey Phipps had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run while scoring another, and Dustin Smyth doubled. Colton Woodward scored twice, including the game winner after knocking home the tying tally.
Phipps struck out 10 and gave up just two earned runs while going the distance and gaining the pitching decision.
OC 13, Crockett Co. 9
Revenge was sweet for Central, as it ousted a Cavalier team that had won a hotly-contested first-round matchup on Thursday.
The game was delayed nearly four hours because of steady rains that started to fall just before the scheduled first-pitch at 10 a.m.
OC sent 11 batters to plate in a six-run second inning, then got some insurance with a three-run seventh after CC had pulled to within 9-8 in the fifth.
Smyth had a big day at the dish with a double, two singles and three runs batted in. Napper had a key two-run double and three RBI in all with two runs scored.
Phipps went 2-for-5 with a two-base hit, Parker McMinn had two hits in four trips with two runs scored and Tanner Cary knocked in a pair.
Brady York, who scored twice, persevered and got the pitching victory with a route-going effort. York fanned three and walked four while giving up seven hits.
OC 4, Gibson Co. 3
The Lady Rebels made the most out of their four hits and scored all their runs in the fifth inning to extend their season on Friday.
Carly Whipple drove in two runs and went 2-for-3 for OC, while both Payton Robertson and Alex Wilson each had a hit and a RBI.
Meaghen Strayhorn was the winning pitcher with Macy Allison picking up the save.