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Rebels come closest as county threesome done in on diamonds

Rebels come closest as county threesome done in on diamonds

The road was not kind Tuesday to all three Obion County baseball teams.
Obion Central, Union City and South Fulton all lost as visitors in their respective district outings, leaving none of the trio over .500 for the young season.
OC played the closest game of the three Tuesday, dropping a 7-6 decision to Haywood at Brownsville in 13AA play.
Both UC and SF were on the wrong end of lopsided scores, the Tornadoes losing 12-2 at Trenton, while the Red Devils remained winless after seven games with a 15-0 whitewash at the hands of Halls.
All three entries will take the day off today before resuming play on Thursday.
Union City will begin play in the Huntingdon Classic against the host club Thursday at 6:15.
Obion Central will be one of five clubs to participate in the annual St. Jude Classic at Elam Stadium, facing Lake County 6:30 p.m. Thursday..
South Fulton will host Fort Campbell (Ky.) on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
The following is a recap of Tuesday’s games.
Haywood 7, OC 6
A late Rebel rally fell just short and dropped OC to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in 13AA.
OC scored three times in the seventh to get within a run, but left the tying and potential winning runs on base.
Central did outhit the Tomcats, collecting 10 safeties.
Colton Woodward had two hits and reached base in all four of his plate appearances. Parker McMinn had two singes and scored twice, Tanner Cary accounted for two runs and Trey Phipps had a pair of singles.
Mitch Arnett doubled and was responsible for two RBIs, while Camden Napper also doubled.
Phipps, the starting pitcher, was charged with the loss after giving up three runs in four innings. Austin Carter pitched two frames and was touched for four runs.
Trenton 12, Union City 2
Seven Tornado errors led to six unearned Peabody runs and dealt UC its first 14A loss after three victories.
Union City is now 3-5 overall.
The Twisters continued to struggle offensively, too, scoring three runs or fewer for the fifth consecutive game.
UC scored single tallies in the third and fourth and had seven singles and a double.
Drake Parker and Caleb Long each went 2-for-3 for the Purple and Gold with Long collecting Union City’s lone RBI.
Travis Rutland had a hit and scored the Tornadoes’ other run.
Drew Cooley was charged with the pitching loss and eight runs (three earned) in 31⁄3 innings. Long and Rutland followed him to the hill.
Halls 15, South Fulton 0
The Red Devils continue to be plagued by off-the-field issues as likely their best player, Ryan Prince, was away from the team Tuesday due to a family illness.
SF skipper Jeremy McFarland also confirmed that starting senior infielders Kendall Greer and Jordan Davis have quit the team.
The shorthanded Redmen were limited to but two singles — by Cody Tatum and Curtis Cathey — in Tuesday’s game that was halted after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Austin Hazelwood was the losing hurler, surrendering 10 hits and nine walks while going the distance. SF made four errors behind Hazelwood.

Published in The Messenger 3.28.12

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