South Fulton placed third and Obion Central fifth in the Waverly Diamond Classic in Dickson over the weekend.
The Devilettes handed OC only its third loss in 20 games along the way, beating the Lady Rebels 3-2 in a quarterfinal game on Saturday.
SF (10-3) beat Cheatham County, McNairy Central and Jackson South Side in the event before being eliminated in the semifinals by Greenbrier 5-4.
Obion Central won its first four games in the tourney against McEwen, Ezell-Harding, Spring Hill and Watertown before dropping the one-run decision to South Fulton.
In other games involving local softball entries over the weekend, Union City beat McKenzie 7-2.
The lone game on today’s schedule has SF hosting Dresden.
The following is a recap.
SF 3, Obion Central 2
The Devilettes scored three times in their first at-bat, then hung on to oust OC in Saturday’s medal round.
Reams improved to 5-1 with the pitching victory.
Barclay and Maxwell had two hits each in the SF attack, while Savannah Larson and Desiray Sturgeon each drove in a run for the winners.
Wilson had a triple and a RBI and Whipple doubled home a run for Central in a two-run third.
Gargus was the only Lady Rebel with multiple hits, accounting for two singles.
Allison (11-3) was the losing hurler. She gave up eight hits and a walk while whiffing two.
SF 14, Cheatham Co. 0
Marina Barclay homered and drove in three runs for the Devilettes, who ended their tourney opener early via the mercy rule.
Lexi Johnson tripled and singled for SF, which scored five in the first, seven runs in the second and twice in the third inning.
Haley McKinney fanned two while pitching a three-hit shutout.
Davidson Acad. 5, SF 4
South Fulton dropped a pool play decision on Friday night with four errors contributing greatly to that downfall.
Kacie Daugherty had two hits and a stole base for the Devilettes, while Barclay had a double, a single and an RBI.
Macy Maxwell doubled and drove home two runs for SF.
Sara Reams was the hard-luck losing hurler.
SF 10, McNairy Co. 4
A nine-run first ended any suspense of the final outcome in SF’s final pool play game.
Reams had an inside-the-park home run among her two hits and picked up the pitching win. She gave up just three hits and two earned runs while striking out two.
Daugherty had two hits and a RBI, McKinney contributed two singles, Barclay doubled and drove in two and Maxwell had a two-base hit.
SF 5, South Side 1
McKinney picked up her second win of the tourney with a five-hitter.
She helped herself with two hits and a RBI, while Daugherty also had two singles and drove in a run.
Maxwell had a pair of extra-base hits, a triple and a double.
Greenbrier 5, SF 4
Greenbrier scored twice in the bottom of the sixth, the game-winner coming on a South Fulton error.
McKinney and Barclay each had two hits, the latter with a double and a RBI. Maxwell and Johnson both doubled, with Johnson driving home a run.
McKinney (4-2) allowed just two earned runs, yet was saddled with the pitching loss. She fanned five.
South Fulton was guilty of five errors in all.
OC 7, McEwen 2
After spotting McEwen a 2-0 lead, Central scored three in the third and four times in the fourth to win its tourney opener.
Alex Wilson headed a 10-hit attack with a 3-for-3 effort that included a triple and three RBIs. Both Payton Robertson and Rachel Jones went 2-for-3 and Carly Whipple drove home a pair of tallies.
Macy Allison picked up the first of her two wins in the tournament by fanning eight, walking two and allowing just three hits.
OC 4, Ezell-Harding 2
The Lady Rebels broke a 2-all tie with two runs in the bottom of the fourth to win for a second time on Friday.
Robertson’s two-run homer was deciding blow.
Whipple and Calli Johnson both went 2-for-2 with Whipple driving in a run. Kayla Bramlett had OC’s other ribbie.
Allison allowed just two hits and did not walk a batter to improve to 11-2
OC 6, Spring Hill 4
Again, Central pushed across the deciding runs late, scoring twice in the fourth after SH had tied the game the inning before.
Jones had big stick for the Lady Rebs with a pair of triples and three RBIs. Whipple smacked a home run and drove in a pair of runs, while Emily Pickard went 2-for-3. Wilson accounted for a fourth extra-base hit for the county locals with a triple while Megan Gargus had a double for a fifth.
Baylie Boucher remained perfect with her fifth pitching triumph of the spring. She gave up only two hits and did not walk a batter while striking out three. Allison came on to record the final two outs of the game and notch the save.
OC 9, Watertown 2
Obion Central had its largest output in the first game of the single-elimination portion of the tournament.
Pickard chased in three runs, Whipple had two, and Bramlett had two hits, including a double, with an RBI. Jones also had a two-bagger and a ribbie.
Amanda Bell tossed a three-hitter to gain her first pitching decision.
UC 7, McKenzie 2
The Lady Tornadoes are now 7-2 after handling McKenzie.
Sadie Hollis improved to 4-1 with an eight-strikeout performance in the circle.
Kaitlyn Wheeles continued her solid hitting with three singles, three RBIs and two runs scored for the winners. Brittany Parker had two singles and scored twice, Ashley Faught had two hits and two ribbies, and Tory Reedy chased home two tallies.
Union City will play in the War at the Dawg Pound Tournament this weekend in Milan, facing Crockett County and Henry County on Friday, then McKenzie on Saturday before the medal round begins in the afternoon.
Published in The Messenger 4.2.12