|Twisters’ Treece again a winner; OC, Devils overmatched in losses |
|Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:00 pm |
|With Clay Treece on the mound, Union City’s chances are pretty good. |
Make that very good.
Treece tossed his third shutout of the spring and picked up his fourth win in five decisions in the Tornadoes’ 12-0 blanking of homestanding Humboldt Monday to highlight local prep baseball action.
Treece fanned 12 and gave up just three hits in the six-inning complete game.
He now has a 1.35 earned run average and 58 strikeouts in just 31 innings this year while accounting for exactly half of the Tornadoes’ (8-8) victories.
In other games Monday involving area teams, South Fulton was beaten by Trenton 13-3, while Obion Central was on the wrong end of a 16-1 drubbing at the hands of Milan.
Today’s schedule has Union City at Dresden, SF hosting Trenton in a rematch of Monday’s game and OC getting at second shot at Milan in a road game.
All three Obion County teams will then return to action on Thursday. Union City will host Henry County, Obion Central will bring Gosnell (Ark.) across the Mississippi River, and South Fulton will begin two days of play in the Caleb Turner Classic.
Friday’s other game will see another Arkansas team, Blytheville, travel to OC.
The following is a recap of Monday’s action.
UC 12, Humboldt 0
Treece got more than enough run support as the Twisters scored twice in their first two at-bats, then four times in both the fourth and sixth.
Drake Parker reached base five times at the top of the UC lineup with three hits — including a double — and two walks. Parker, who stole three bases, scored three runs and drove in another.
Treece aided his own cause with a double and two RBIs, while Caleb Long also drove in a pair of tallies. Eric Moore and Luke Searcy reached base three times apiece with a hit and two walks.
Today’s game at Dresden is slated to begin at 5 p.m.
Trenton 13, SF 3
The Red Devils’ damage was largely self-inflicted as they committed a whopping 12 errors that led to all but one of Peabody’s runs being unearned.
The contest was stopped in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
SF hurler Ryan Prince deserved a far better fate, but was charged with the loss to fall to 1-3. He struck out four and walked two while giving up seven hits in 41⁄3 innings.
Cody Tatum went 3-for-3 with a double and a RBI to pace South Fulton (2-11) at the dish. Kyle Clouse singled twice and drove in a run, while Hunter Wade doubled, scored in a run and had an RBI.
First-pitch for today’s game is set for 5 o’clock.
Milan 16, OC 1
The Rebels (5-9) continued their struggles, losing their fifth straight in a contest shortened to five innings via the mercy rule.
Again, OC could muster little offense, getting just three hits after being limited to two in each of its past three games.
Central’s only run came in the bottom of the first when Colton Woodward singled home Parker McMinn, who reached base after being hit by a pitch.
Woodward had two of the Rebels’ three singles with Tanner Cary accounting for the other.
Milan scored three times in both the first and second, then blew the game open with a 10-run fifth in which the visiting Bulldogs sent 14 batters to the plate.
Trey Phipps pitched the first three innings and was charged with the loss. Cary and Waylon Spaulding both took the mound in relief.
Published in The Messenger 4.10.12