Hitting McKinney a no-no for SF foe

Hitting McKinney a no-no for SF foe
Hitting McKinney a no-no for SF foe | Hitting McKinney a no-no for SF foe
Haley McKinney was at her best on Monday for South Fulton
The two-time all-state hurler tossed a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead the Devilettes to a 3-0 triumph over visiting Halls.
McKinney did not surrender a walk in the contest and only a pair of errors by her teammates prevented her from tossing a perfect game.
In other local softball action from Monday, Obion Central blanked Haywood 8-0, while Westview shut out Union City 6-0.
Today’s slate has Lake County at SF, Dyersburg visiting Obion Central and Union City at home to face West Carroll.
The rest of the week will be busy for local teams as well, beginning Wednesday  when Union City hosts Obion Central at Eddlemon Hawks Field at 5 p.m.
UC travels to Halls, OC hosts Ripley and SF brings in Trenton on Thursday.
The Red Devilettes will then host Milan on Friday to close out the week foor local squads.
Monday’s highlights are as follows.
SF 3, Halls 0
McKinney also helped herself at the plate with a double and single in leading the Red Devilettes to their 14th win of the season.
Aalia Bivens also doubled and singled, driving in a run, while Sara Reams collected a pair of base hits for SF.
South Fulton improves to 14-3 overall and 6-0 in District 14A. Today’s doubleheader against Lake County begins at 5 p.m.
OC 8, Haywood 0
Carly Whipple went 3-for-3 and drove in five runs as the Lady Rebels reached the 20-win mark for the third straight season and fourth time in the 21-year history of the program.
Rachel Jones, Emily Pickard, Megan Gargus and Calli Johnson had two hits apiece for the OC girls, who improved to 20-6 with the victory.
Baylie Boucher went the first five innings and gave up five scattered singles while fanning five and walking none to pick up the pitching win. Alex Wilson gave up two hits in a pair of scoreless frames of relief.
Tonight’s game vs. Dyersburg is set to begin at 7, following a jayvee contest.
Westview 6, UC 0
Meagan Prince, who has verbally committed to the University of Kentucky, struck out 15 in dominating the Lady Tornadoes.
The Westview junior southpaw threw 62 strikes among her 99 pitches.
UC head coach Shane Sisco credited Brittany Parker with a seventh-inning triple to spoil Prince’s no-hit bid.
Sadie Hollis (4-4) was the losing hurler. She struck out four and gave up three earned runs through five innings. Parker was touched for an unearned run in a relief stint.
Union City (7-7) has now been shut out in four of its last five games — all losses.
Sisco also announced the Lady Tornadoes will not participate in the Covington Invitational this weekend as was originally scheduled. Published in The Messenger 4.10.12

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