|Nothing stands in OC’s way of beating Falcons |
|Posted: Monday, April 2, 2012 6:10 am |
Obion Central and Mitch Arnett finished the deal this time.
Robbed of an apparent win by Mother Nature a week ago against Lake County, the Rebels junior hurler had no such weather or any other issues against the Falcons in a 10-0 win Thursday night in the opening round of the St. Jude Classic at Elam Stadium.
Arnett — who was on the mound last Friday when OC led Lake County 9-2, but had heavy rain wipe out the game after three innings — tossed a five-inning no-hitter Thursday night vs. the Falcons.
He struck out seven and walked just two hitters with one of those erased in a double play.
In other games of local interest from Thursday, Union City beat the host team in the Huntingdon Classic, topping the Mustangs 3-1, while South Fulton dropped a 3-1 decision to visiting Fort Campbell.
OC 10, Lake Co. 0
Arnett also helped himself at the plate with two hits and two RBIs as the Rebels improved to 4-3.
Ryan Tucker went 2-for-3 with two ribbies, Parker McMinn had two hits in four trips and plated a couple of runs, and Jordan Smith went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Trey Phipps also crossed the pay station twice for the victors.
Obion Central will face Owensboro Catholic tonight at 6:30 in the tourney, then plays McKenzie Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the event.
UC 3, Huntingdon 1
Andrew Thayer turned in a solid mound performance, scattering five singles and a double to help the Tornadoes win.
Thayer (1-1) fanned six and walked four in the complete-game effort.
UC broke a 1-all tie with single runs in the sixth and seven to improve to 4-6 on the season.
Caleb Long was the lone Twister player with multiple hits, smacking a double and a single, while Drew Cooley also reached base twice with a two-base hit and a walk.
Joseph Shanks and Drake Parker both had RBIs for the winners.
Union City will play Camden and Adamsville today in the tournament.
Ft. Campbell 3, SF 1
Though still winless after eight games, the Red Devils turned in likely their best effort of the season.
The Kentucky visitors, however, scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to break a 1-1 deadlock.
Kyle Clouse deserved a better fate than the pitching loss after striking out nine and giving up just two hits. None of the three FC runs charged to him were earned.
Clouse also had one of just two SF hits — a single. Cody Tatum singled and walked twice.
The Redmen will play host to Carlisle County today at 5.
Published in The Messenger 3.30.12