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Ladd event opens with UC loss; SF wins big

Ladd event opens with UC loss; SF wins big
Ladd event opens with UC loss; SF wins big | Ladd event opens with UC loss; SF wins big

Steve Ladd , son of the late L.H. Ladd, receives a plaque in honor of L.H. Ladd’s longtime contributions. Presenting the plaque was David Searcy , while Golden Tornadoes’ catcher Luke Searcy was on hand to catch the first pitch.
Crockett County and Lone Oak were Day 1 winners in the inaugural L.H. Ladd Memorial Classic.
The Cavaliers topped host Union City 7-2, while LO thumped Huntingdon 10-2 Wednesday at the tournament got under way at Elam Stadium’s L.H. Ladd Field.
The Union City Turf Management Department is hosting the event that is scheduled to continue through Saturday at city ballparks Elam Stadium at L.H. Ladd Field and Thompson Field.
The late L.H. Ladd was involved in youth baseball for most of his lifetime and influenced several of today’s youth coaches and players.
In the only other game on Wednesday’s slate, South Fulton broke open a close game late for a 9-0 win over Dresden in prep softball.
Today’s schedule is set to feature Huntingdon facing Crockett County at 4:30 and Dyersburg playing Calloway County at 6:30 p.m.
Crockett 7, UC 2
The Cavaliers banged out 11 hits and took advantage of three Union City errors to win the opening game of the inaugural L.H. Ladd Memorial Classic Wednesday afternoon at Elam Stadium at L.H. Ladd Field.
Hunter Broadway was 3-for-3 at the plate to pace Crockett County (5-1). Hampton Lowery was 2-for-2 with two runs, and Logan Garner was 2-for-5 with a pair of runs for the Cavs.
Drew Cooley had two of UC’s three hits and scored a run, while Travis Rutland doubled.
Hunter Sherrod went the distance for the win, striking out eight and walking only two.
Cooley was the losing pitcher, giving up five hits and four runs in three innings of work. Rutland pitched two innings with three strikeouts, three walks and three hits, and Caleb Long finished up, allowing a run on three hits in the sixth.
Crockett County scored twice in the first, second and fifth innings and one run in the sixth for a 7-0 lead before UC scored twice in the bottom of the sixth.
SF 9, Dresden 0
Holding a slim 1-0 lead heading into the seventh, the Devilettes erupted for eight runs in their final at-bat to win going away.
SF was aided by four Dresden errors in its big uprising. The Lady Lions made seven errors in all in the contest.
Marina Barclay had two hits and drove in a run to pace the winners offensively. Haley McKinney doubled and had three RBIs.
Both Kacie Daugherty and Jennifer Allen also had a singe and a ribbie.
McKinney went six innings, allowing four hits with three strikeouts to even her pitching slate at 1-1.
Sara Reams got the last three outs.
South Fulton (2-1) is scheduled to play at Humboldt for a doubleheader on Friday.
Published in The Messenger 3.22.12

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