Messenger Sports Briefs for May 13

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 13

OC soccer squad
finishes campaign

Obion Central’s soccer season came to an end on Thursday with a 3-0 shutout loss to Westview in the Region 7A-AA semifinals.
The Rebels completed their second season in the program’s history with a noteworthy 8-3-2 record under Daniel Johnston.
OC could manage but three shots on goal against the Chargers, who improved to 13-3-1 and earned a spot in Tuesday’s tourney championship opposite Dyersburg. Westview will also advance to sectional play.
Adam Reinhart, Ashton Myer and Abraham Haddad had goals for Martin.
Sammuel Smith had 12 saves in goal for Obion Central.
OC loses seven seniors off this year’s team — two of which are starters.

OC Little Leaguers
have extra instruction

The Obion County Little League Xtra Innings program will be held at Troy on Sunday as well as on May 22 and May 29 at one of the T-ball fields.
The program is open to only active players in T-ball or coach pitch in the OCLL. The extra instruction, which is slated to begin at 2 p.m., will consist of batting practice and fielding fundamentals.
Additionally, there is a mandatory meeting of Hornbeak coaches and parents at the Troy T-ball fields on Sunday at 1:30.
For more information, contact Joi Davis at 334-2796.

Wynridge scramble
goes to scorecard

The team of Dale Batchelor, Rodney Jones, Jerry Todd and Doug Cunningham combined to shoot an 8-under-par and win the men’s scramble via a scorecard playoff at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the team of Bobby Chappell, Sidney Chappell, Lucas Wilds, Cory Grady and Eddie Thompson totaled a like score, but finished in second.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

UTM softball team
in loser’s bracket

Lauren Buch hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning to lead No. 6 Murray State to a 3-2 victory over No. 3 UT Martin in the first game of the OVC Softball Tournament Thursday at Eastern Illinois.
UT Martin’s Amanda Brandenburg, the OVC’s Co-Freshman of the Year, was tagged for the loss in the circle. Brandenburg pitched 62⁄3 innings and gave up five hits, four walks and three runs.
She struck out one.
Junior Jenny Bain led the Skyhawks at the plate with two hits. She had a first-inning single and then added a stand-up double in the fifth inning. UTM managed six hits against Murray State pitcher Shelby Kosmecki, who improved to 11-6 on the year. Kosmecki gave up two runs, two walks and six hits in seven innings.
With the loss, the Skyhawks fall to the losers’ bracket. They played SIU Edwardsville this morning at Williams Field.

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