Lack of offense does in Rebs, UC

Lack of offense does in Rebs, UC

No offense meant no wins for Union City and Obion Central on the baseball diamond over the weekend.
Neither the Tornadoes nor Rebels could muster much at the plate, resulting in just two runs combined in three games — all of which were losses for the local entries.
UC got just three hits in a 4-1 loss to Jackson Christian School on Friday, while Central managed but two safeties in each of its outings in the weather-altered Easter Slam in Dyersburg, the Rebels losing first to Halls 3-1, then Dyersburg 12-0.
All three Obion County teams are in action today — Union City at Humboldt, OC at home vs. Milan in District 13AA play, and South Fulton at Trenton.
The following is a recap of the weekend play.
JCS 4, UC 1
Joseph Shanks had two of the Tornadoes’ three hits, one of those a second-inning double that chased home Travis Rutland with UC’s lone run.
Rutland had the other Twister safety, a flare single to right field.
Drake Parker did have three stolen bases for Union City, which had just five base runners all totaled.
Andrew Thayer gave up all four JCS runs in the first two innings of his four-inning pitching stint. He fanned five and walked three.
Drew Cooley tossed two innings of shutout relief with four strikeouts, while Drake Parker whiffed two in the seventh and did not allow a run.
UC is 7-8 heading into today’s game at Humboldt.
Halls 3, OC 1
Camden Napper’s bunt single and Colton Woodward’s base knock represented Central’s only two hits vs. the Tigers.
Halls scored twice in the sixth inning to break a 1-all tie.
Tanner Cary crossed the plate with the Rebels’ lone run.
Napper was the losing hurler despite surrendering just three hits. He struck out five and walked three.
Dyersburg 12, OC 0
The hosts Trojans batted around in a nine-run first and OC never threatened thereafter.
Ryan Middlebrook and Ryan Tucker had Central’s only hits.
Mitch Arnette absorbed the pitching loss with Middlebrook coming on in relief after three innings.
The fourth consecutive loss dropped Obion Central to 5-8 heading into today’s game.

Published in The Messenger 4.9.12

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