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UC rerun, Devilette sweep good local programming

UC rerun, Devilette sweep good local programming
It was a rerun Union City and its fans didn’t mind watching.
For the second straight day, the Tornadoes hammered LC, winning Tuesday 13-1 at Elam Stadium.
The lopsided triumph pulled UC to 7-7 on the season, 5-1 in District 14A play.
The viewing for Obion County’s other two baseball entries wasn’t nearly as good, though, as both South Fulton and Obion Central were beaten and swept in the second of two-game series’ in other district action.
The Red Devils lost big to Greenfield in 14A, 15-2, while OC was blanked 9-0 by Westview in District 13AA.
In the only softball action involving a local team, South Fulton blasted Humboldt twice, 21-0 and 13-0.
Today’s slate — weather permitting — has SF hosting Hickman County at 1 p.m. in baseball, while the Obion Central softball team plays at Montgomery Central.
A recap of Tuesday’s action is as follows:
BASEBALL
UC 13, Lake Co. 1
A day after pummeling the Falcons 16-2 in five innings, Union City followed that up with another mercy-rule victory over LC.
A four-run first and six more tallies in the second essentially decided the outcome for the Purple and Gold.
Drew Cooley headlined a 14-hit attack with three doubles, three runs scored and two RBIs in a 4-for-4 effort at the plate. Clay Treece scored three times, had two hits — including a double — and drove in a run, while Drake Parker went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs and two ribbies.
Winning hurler Eric Moore had two singles and a pair of RBIs, while Luke Searcy had two hits and Knox Faulkner scored twice for the Twisters.
Moore allowed but one hit and struck out four with two walks to square his pitching mark at 2-2.
Greenfield 15, SF 2
The Yellowjackets (11-1) were convincing in their rout of South Fulton after edging the Redmen 4-2 the day before.
Heath Crouse mashed a first-inning home and had three hits for G’field, while Hunter Crouse went 4-for-4 in a 17-hit outburst.
SF (1-10, 0-6) managed just three hits — two by Austin Hazelwood, who went 2-for-3.
Kyle Clouse had a RBI triple and scored one of the Red Devils’ two runs.
Ryan Prince (1-2) gave up seven runs (six earned) before being relieved in the second. Hazelwood finished up on the mound and was touched for the other eight Greenfield tallies.
Peyton Page was the winning pitcher.
Westview 9, OC 0
Central (5-6, 1-3) could muster but two singles against Charger pitcher Jordan Long in a loss at Martin.
Parker McMinn had a bunt hit for the Rebels, while Tanner Cary had OC’s other safety.
Trey Phipps gave up five runs in five innings, while Austin Carter relieved and was charged with the remaining Westview runs.
Brett Parham had three hits and two runs scored for the Chargers, who improved to 8-4 overall.
SOFTBALL
SF 21-13, Humboldt 0-0
The Devilettes had no trouble in either game, each halted after three innings due to the mercy rule.
Sara Reams and Sierra Coley combined on a two-hitter in Game 1, while Haley McKinney (five strikeouts) and Kristin Crocker (two strikeouts) teamed for a no-hitter in the nightcap.
Reams shined at the plate, too, in the opener with three hits and four RBIs. McKinney and Marina Barclay had two hits and two ribbies apiece, while Kacie Daugherty had a pair of singles.
In Game 2, Jennifer Allen smacked three hits, while Samantha Murray, Amanda Allen, Desiray Sturgeon and McKinney all had two singles. Coley chased home two runs with a hit.
South Fulton will next play Monday at home vs. Halls.

Published in The Messenger 4.4.12

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