South Ful-ton’s Haley McKinney makes a turn at second base and throws to first in an attempt to complete a double play in the Devilettes’ 13-0 romp over Lake County.
Obion Central answered Dyersburg’s longball with two of its own.
Payton Robertson and Alex Wilson each hit first-inning home runs after Dyersburg had blasted a three-run shot, and the Lady Rebels went on to a 5-3 victory over the Trojans Tuesday night at Troy.
Robertson led off the bottom of the first with a solo shot and Wilson followed later with a two-run dinger before Megan Gargus drove in what proved to be the deciding run in a four-run inning.
The triumph capped a perfect day for local teams on the softball diamonds as South Fulton whipped Lake County 13-0 twice, while Union City beat West Carroll 4-2.
The only game on today’s slate has OC visiting UC at 5 p.m.
OC 5, Dyersburg 3
Robertson finished the night 3-for-3, while Wilson went 2-for-4 with three RBIs as the Lady Rebels bettered their mark to 21-6.
Carly Whipple doubled in a 2-for-3 effort as part of OC’s nine-hit attack.
Central’s Macy Allison settled down after a rocky start and pitched six shoutout innings after the first to improve her pitching record to 13-6.
Allison scattered nine hits in all and finished with three strikeout and just one walk.
Obion Central played error-less ball defensively behind Allison, while D’burg was guilty of six fielding/throwing misplays.
SF 13-13, Lake Co. 0-0
LC was no match for the Devilettes, who now stand at 16-3 following the twinbill romp.
Marina Barlay carried the big stick for SF with 10 RBIs in the two games including a pair of first-inning home runs — one a grand slam — in the nightcap. Barclay had six RBIs in South Fulton’s 12-run opening frame.
Haley McKinney had two hits, including a double and drove in a run, while Sierra Coley had a hit and two ribbies.
Desiray Sturgeon (2-0) struck out four in two innings of work to get the pitching win, and Coley fanned two of the three batters she retired to finish the contest that was shortened to three innings due to the mercy rule.
In the opener, Barclay had three hits and drove in four runs, while Kacie Daugherty and Aalia Bivens each had three base knocks in a 14-hit attack. McKinney and Sara Reams contributed two hits each.
Reams picked up her seventh pitching win in eight decisions with four strikeouts in four innings of work. Kristin Crocker finished up in the circle and whiffed one.
Lake County had just one hit in each game.
South Fulton will host Trenton on Thursday and Milan Friday in a late addition to the schedule.
UC 4, West Carroll 2
Union City broke out of its recent offensive slump just enough to move above the .500 mark for the season.
Shut out in four of its previous five games, the Lady Tornadoes (8-7) scored twice in the second inning and then plated a run in both the third and sixth innings.
Bettye Clair Beachum had two base hits and scored twice, while Brittany Parker, Tory Reedy and Kristian Davis all singled.
Davis drove in two runs, and Reedy also had an RBI.
Sadie Hollis allowed only one hit over five innings for the win, striking out seven and walking one. Parker pitched two innings of relief, giving up one earned run on four hits and a walk while also striking out one.
UC finished with six hits, while the Lady Eagles had five base knocks. Both teams committed three errors.
Following today’s game with the Lady Rebels, UC will close its week of work Thursday at Halls
Published in The Messenger 4.11.12