Local prep roundup for Tuesday 3/20

Local prep roundup for Tuesday 3/20
Local prep roundup for Tuesday 3/20 | Devilettes better 2nd time around
 South Fulton’s season-opening softball doubleheader was a little bit good and a little bit bad.
The Devilettes split Tuesday’s twinbill with Westview, blanked in the opener by Meagan Prince 4-0, before bouncing back for a resounding 13-1 triumph in the nightcap.
SF scored five runs in its first at-bat, then closed out Game 2 with an eight-run fourth.
In other diamond action involving local teams Tuesday, Union City and Obion Central were both winners in softball, UC 4-0 over Trenton and OC 8-1 at Ripley.
The Union City baseball team completed a District 14A sweep of county neighbor South Fulton with an 8-7 victory over the Red Devils after beating them 8-0 on Monday.
Today’s schedule has one softball game (South Fulton at Dresden) and one baseball game (UC vs. Crockett County in the L.H. Ladd Memorial Baseball Classic at Elam Stadium).
The following is a recap of Tuesday’s play.
SOFTBALL
Westview 4-1, SF 0-13
After being limited to only to Haley McKinney’s fourth inning single by Prince — who has verbally committed to The University of Kentucky — in game one, the Devilettes came out swinging in the nightcap.
McKinney and Savannah Larson both had three hits in the SF romp with Larson driving in two runs and McKinney one. Winning pitcher Sara Reams helped herself with two hits and two ribbies, while Kaci Daugherty also had a pair of hits.
Reams fanned five, walked one and gave just four hits to pick up the victory.
McKinney — a two-time all-stater — got no support in Game 1 and was victimized by four errors. She whiffed four and gave up five hits total.
Just two of the Lady Charger runs were earned.
Today’s game at Dresden is set to begin at 4:30.
UC 4, Trenton 0
Sadie Hollis tossed five no-hit innings as the Lady Tornadoes won for the second straight day.
Hollis was perfect through five frames with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Brittany Parker pitched the final two innings, giving up Trenton’s only safety — a single with one out in the seventh. She struck out one and walked one.
Parker did drive in three of UC’s four runs, two with a fifth-inning double. Courtney Sherrill had a pair of singles for the Twister girls.
Union City will host Bradford for a doubleheader on Thursday, then plays Halls at home on Friday.
OC 8, Ripley 1
Central continued its impressive early-season play, improving to 7-1 after scoring all of its runs in the first three innings.
Rachel Jones doubled and drove in three runs, while Kayla Bramlett went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Megan Gargus had two hits in four at-bats with a double and a ribbie included.
Calli Johnson went 2-for-4, Carly Whipple had a two-base hit and Ashlyn Runions contributed an RBI as OC collected 12 hits all totaled.
Macy Allison is now 5-1 after going the distance on the mound. She struck out eight, walked just one and allowed but three hits.
Obion Central will play Covington at home Thursday, the varsity contest set to start at 6:45 after a 5 p.m. jayvee game.
BASEBALL
UC 8, South Fulton 7
Drew Cooley drove in four runs and retired the final two South Fulton batters with the tying run at third to lead UC to its second win in as many days vs. the Red Devils.
Cooley, who had a key triple in the contest, allowed a bases-loaded triple by SF’s Cody Tatum after relieving Union City starter Eric Moore with one out in the seventh that allowed the Redmen to get within 8-7. He stranded that runner 90 feet from the home, though, with a comebacker and a strikeout that ended the game.
Caleb Long had a big night, too, for UC, with a double, two singles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Drake Parker doubled, scored twice and drove in a run, while Keylon Hyde crossed the pay station two times.
Moore got credit for the pitching win with eight strikeouts and just three hits allowed in 6 1/3 innings.
South Fulton jumped on top early with a three-run first and still led 4-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth.
Tatum, who missed Monday’s game battling the flu, had four RBIs in all and two hits.
Chance Hamlin, Austin Hazlewood and Kendall Greer scored two runs apiece for SF, which fell to 0-5.
Ryan Prince went the distance for the Redmen on the hill. Only four of the runs charged to the junior righthander were earned and he struck out seven.
South Fulton is next scheduled to play Thursday vs. Twin-Cities rival Fulton City on the Kentucky side of the tracks.

Published in The Messenger 3.21.12

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