Wins come in bunches as local trio puts up impressive outings

Wins come in bunches as local trio puts up impressive outings

Local softball teams added to their already-impressive resumes on Tuesday.
The collection of entries from Obion Central, Union City and South Fulton are now a combined 22-4 after going 4-0 Tuesday in games vs. Dyersburg, Lake County and Bradford, respectively.
OC is now 12-2 — 3-0 in District 13AA play — after rallying past Dyersburg 7-5.
Union City improved to 6-1 by topping Lake County, 8-3, while SF outclassed Bradford in a twinbill, 15-0 and 7-2.
The Devilettes are back in action again today with a game at Milan that was a late addition to the schedule.
Obion County Central will host Union City in a 6 p.m. game Thursday.
The follow are Tuesday highlights:
OC 7, Dyersburg 5
Down 3-1 heading into the fifth, the Lady Rebels erupted for six runs and then held on.
Calli Johnson went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBIs to pace an 11-hit attack for OC.
Ashlyn Runions, Alex Wilson and Emily Pickard each went 2-for-4 for Central with Wilson smacking a double. Runions, Pickard, Payton Robertson and Rachel Jones each drove in runs for the victors.
Macy Allison won for the eighth time in 10 pitching decisions, scattering 11 hits.
Obion Central played solid defense in support of Allison, making but one error.
Following its game against Union City Thursday, OC will play in its third tournament in as many weekends when the Lady Rebels play at the Waverly Diamond Classic on Friday and Saturday.
UC 8, Lake County 3
The Lady Tornadoes bounced back from their only loss thus far the day before, banging out 12 hits in the process.
Kaitlyn Wheeles, Bettye Claire Beachum, Kristian Davis and Ashley Faught had two singles apiece for UC. Sadie Hollis tripled, singled and scored a pair of runs.
Brittany Parker (3-0) went six innings with five strikeouts and no earned runs allowed to pick up the pitching win. Faught toed the rubber in the final frame, surrendering a pair of runs with a strikeout.
Union City will conclude its week by playing at McKenzie on Friday after meeting Obion Central Thursday night.
SF 15-7, Bradford 0-2
Desiray Sturgeon and Kristin Crocker combined on a no-hitter for SF in Game 1, and South Fulton then put up a five-spot in the fourth inning of the nightcap to take both ends of the District 14A twinbill.
Savannah Larson had a three-run double for SF in the first game while Kacie Daugherty, Haley McKinney, Macey Maxwell, Jennifer Allen and Samantha Murray had two hits apiece and drove in runs.
Sturgeon fanned six in a three-inning stint to notch her first win of the season while Crocker finished up with a scoreless, hitless fourth.
In the nightcap, Sierra Coley had two RBIs and Sturgeon a pair of hits in support of Sara Reams, who whiffed 12 batters and gave up just one hit.
Crocker and Murray also had singles and ribbies.
Both Bradford runs scored off Reams were unearned.
South Fulton will play in the Waverly Diamond Classic over the weekend in its next outings.

Published in The Messenger 3.28.12

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