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OC opens tourney
with winning effort

Obion Central won its first game in the Sarah Beth Whitehead Memorial Softball Tournament Thursday in Jackson with a 7-3 triumph over Munford.
The Lady Rebels (2-0) pounded out 10 hits and scored all their runs in the first two innings.
Carly Whipple carried the big stick for OC with a home run, a double, a single and five RBIs,
Payton Robertson, Alex Wilson and Emily Pickard went 2-for-3 for the Rebel girls with Robertson stroking a double and Wilson driving home a tally. Olivia Ferguson also had a ribbie.
Macy Allison upped her pitching mark to 2-0 by going the distance with two strikeouts and just three hits allowed.
Obion Central is scheduled to play twice in the event tonight at the Jackson Sportsplex — vs. Liberty at 6 — and against perennial Class 1A power Trinity Christian Academy at 9.

UCMS soccer team
blanks Pioneers

The Union City Middle School soccer team squared its record at 1-1 with a 4-0 victory over Gibson County Thursday.
The Jr. Tornadoes got a pair of goals from Cace Cook and one each from Alexis Vasquez and Israel Hurtado.
Cooper Hurt was credited with the shutout in goal for UC.
Union City will be back in action Tuesday with a home game against Martin.

Tigers capitalize
on SF mistakes

South Fulton managed just two hits and committed five more errors in dropping its third straight baseball game to start the season, 10-0, to Murray on Thursday.
The Red Devils have been plagued by fielding and throwing misplays in each of their losses to-date and Thursday was no different.
Murray scored three times in the first and four more in the second to roll to the win.
Ryan Prince doubled and Zack Vaughn had SF’s only other hit.
South Fulton will try to get in the winning column again today with a 4:30 home game vs. Fulton County.

Generals now selling
single-game tickets

Single-game tickets for Jackson Generals’ baseball are on now sale.
The Generals home schedule begins on Thursday, April 5th, against the Birmingham Barons at 7:05 p.m. Fans can purchase their single-game tickets at the Pringles Park box office, online at, or by calling (731) 988-5299.
The opening, five-game homestand, April 5-9, will feature the very first Dollar Night of the season on April 5th. Dollar Night is presented by MobileNation. General admission tickets, hot dogs, popcorn, 12 oz soft drinks and beer are just $1 on opening night.
Reserved seats on opening night are $5.
Postgame fireworks will highlight the opening weekend with shows on Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th.
The 2012 season will mark the 15th season of Double-A baseball at Pringles Park and the first time the team has opened at home since 2005. The Generals will play 70 home games this season.
Single-game ticket prices will remain the same as in 2011. Reserved seats (green chair back) are $10 and general admission seating will remain just $6.
Postgame fireworks are scheduled for 15 weekend dates. A list of full promotions for the 2012 season will be released later this month.
Fans may continue to purchase the new 9-game power pack featuring the top promotions in 2012 for only $59. Group and season ticket packages are also on sale at the Pringles Park box office, or by calling 988-5299.
The Generals can be found on Facebook at and Twitter at Also, the Generals’ app for iPhone or Android can be downloaded for free.

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