The Obion County Central softball team turned in a second straight impressive tournament showing over the weekend.
The Lady Rebels went 4-1 and finished fifth out of 20 teams in the Middle Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Tournament in Dickson County.
OC beat East Hickman, Blackman, Summertown and Elizabethtown (Ky.) before falling to Cheatham County.
Central is now 11-2 on the season.
Union City, meanwhile, remained unbeaten through five games with a 4-3 10-inning triumph over Halls Friday afternoon at Graham Park.
The Lady Tornadoes, who host Dyersburg today and play at Lake County Tuesday, will face Obion Central Thursday night at 6 in Troy.
South Fulton’s scheduled doubleheader at Humboldt Friday was postponed.
The following is a weekend recap.
OC 8, East Hickman 1
A seven-run first inning by Obion Central quickly ended any suspense in the county locals’ tourney opener.
Peyton Robertson led a 12-hit attack with a 4-for-4 performance for the victors. Robertson also had two RBIs.
Emily Pickard had two hits and two ribbies, while Alex Wilson drove home three runs.
Calli Johnson added two hits in three plate appearances.
Macy Allison went the distance on the rubber, fanning six and giving up just four hits to get the win.
OC 13, Blackman 3
Another seven-run outburst — this one in the fourth — was the difference in a second Central rout.
Robertson tripled twice, Carly Whipple doubled, tripled and drove in four runs, and Megan Gargus had two hits and three RBIs. Pickard had Obion Central’s fourth triple of the contest.
Baylie Boucher got her second pitching win in as many decisions, scattering six hits and fanning six.
OC 5, Summertown 0
Allison spaced four hits in tossing a shutout and a four-run sixth broke open a tight game for the Lady Rebels.
Allison whiffed six Summertown batters and issued just one base on balls.
Rachel Jones went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Kayla Bramlett had three hits as the big sticks. Robertson doubled and had two ribbies.
OC 13, Elizabethtown 5
Central’s most prolific game hit-wise in the tournament came against the Kentuckians.
Whipple went 3-for-4, while Robertson, Jones, Wilson, Pickard, Gargus and Johnson collected two safeties apiece in a 16-hit attack. OC scored in every inning, include a five-run fourth.
Boucher (3-0) was the beneficiary of the big run support and was credited with the pitching victory.
Cheatham Co. 14, OC 2
Central led 2-1 after one, but CC scored eight times in the fifth and banged out 19 hits in all to eliminate the Lady Rebs.
Wilson went 2-for-3 with a double as OC’s only player with more than one hit.
Allison (7-2) absorbed the pitching loss.
Union City 4, Halls 3 (10)
The Lady Tornadoes remained perfect by scoring twice in the bottom of the 10th after an earlier 45-minute rain delay and plating the winner on a passed ball when Tory Reedy came racing home.
Reedy had drove in the tying run earlier with an infield hit that brought in Sadie Hollis.
Hollis (3-0) pitched all 10 innings, fanning 10 and giving just two walks and five hits. None of the three runs scored by Halls was earned.
Brittany Parker had two singles and scored a run for UC, while Hollis helped her own cause with a base hit.
Published in The Messenger 3.26.12