|Union City feasts on Falcon pitching; Rebs, SF fall short |
|Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5:59 am |
| Union City broke out the big sticks on Lake County Monday. |
The Tornadoes posted season highs for both runs and hits in a 16-2 romp over the Falcons in the opener of a two-game District 14A series in Tiptonville.
UC pounded out 16 hits with five different players accounting for two or more to improve to 6-7 overall and 4-1 in league play.
The two clubs are scheduled to meet again today at Elam Stadium at 6 p.m.
In other baseball action of local note from Monday, Obion Central dropped an 8-5 decision to Westview in 13AA play, while Greenfield doubled up South Fulton 4-2 in another District 14A encounter.
The lone softball game on the slate saw South Fulton beat Dresden 9-0.
OC and Westview meet in the second game of their 13AA series today in Martin, starting at 5 p.m., while South Fulton hosts G’field in Game 2 of their 14A series at 5.
In softball action later this week, Obion Central will begin three days of play in a tournament at Soddy Daisy on Thursday, while Union City will play in Milan’s tourney Friday and Saturday.
The following is a recap of Monday’s action.
UC 16, Lake County 2
Up 3-0 after two innings, the Tornadoes erupted for nine runs in the third and then ended the contest via the mercy rule with a four-run fifth.
Drake Parker proved to be the perfect table-setter atop the UC lineup, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Caleb Long went 3-for-4 with two ribbies, while Drew Cooley socked a home run and drove in three runs while scoring two.
Winning pitcher Clay Treece supported his own cause with two hits, Parker Dotson scored three times and had two singles, while Travis Rutland had double, a single and an RBI.
Treece improved to 3-0 in district play, fanning nine and giving just one earned run on three hits. Both Falcon tallies came across in the LC’s last at-bat.
Today’s game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
Union City will be off the rest of the week as the school system is on Spring Break this week.
Westview 8, OC 5
The Rebels gave up two runs in the second, third and fourth innings, then saw a four-run seventh inning rally fall short.
Parker McMinn continued his solid hitting with a pair of hits and two RBI for OC, while Colton Woodward had two singles and drove in a run.
Mitch Arnett was charged with the pitching loss after giving up six runs in a fourh-inning stretch. Camden Napper relieved and went the final three frames.
Obion Central is now 5-5 overall, 1-2 in the district heading into today’s rematch with the Chargers.
No jayvee game will be played, and the varsity contest has the first pitch set for 5 o’clock.
Greenfield 4, SF 2
The Red Devils put up a good fight against league-leading G’field, which is now 10-1, but were hurt by five errors.
Only two of the ’Jackets’ four runs against SF hurler Kyle Clouse were earned. Clouse gave up just six singles and struck out five.
South Fulton scored both of its runs in the sixth on RBI singles by Ryan Prince and Austin Hazlewood.
Prince had another single, too, giving him a 2-for-4 day, while Clouse helped himself with a double.
Today’s first-pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.
The Rebels will play at Montgomery Central on Wednesday and will compete in the Easter Slam in Dyersburg Thursday through Saturday.
SF 9, Dresden 0
Haley McKinney was virtually unhittable, and the Red Devilette lineup gave her plenty support in the District 14A showdown at the South Fulton field Monday afternoon.
McKinney tossed six innings, striking out 10. She was perfect through 41⁄3 innings.
At the plate, SF banged out 11 hits, scoring three runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings.
McKinney helped herself with three hits and two RBIs, while Savannah Larson, Macey Maxwell and Kacie Daugherty added two hits each for the Devilettes.
Larson tripled, scored and drove in a run, and Maxwell doubled and knocked in a pair of runs.
Daugherty had three ribbies.
SF improves to 11-3 and will travel to Humboldt today for a makeup varsity doubleheader, beginning at 5 p.m.
The Red Devilettes will be off the rest of the week. Published in The Messenger 4.3.12