Treece duo powers UC past Lions

Treece duo powers UC past Lions

Union City’s 15-3 rout of Dresden Tuesday turned into a highlight reel for the Treece family.
Older brother Clay went 5-for-5 with a home run while younger sibling Chase also went deep and drove in four runs as the Tornadoes won for the fifth time in six games and moved over the .500 mark for the first time all season by improving to 9-8.
The elder Treece, UC’s pitching ace, had two doubles, two singles and scored twice while accounting for three RBIs. Chase crossed the plate three times for the Twisters, who tallied 10 times in their final two at-bats to break open what had been a 5-3 game.
Elsewhere Tuesday in games involving local teams, Obion Central gave Milan all it could handle before dropping a 3-2 decision, while South Fulton was drubbed by Trenton 21-5.
There are no prep baseball games featuring Obion County teams on today’s schedule.
The following is a recap of Tuesday’s games.
UC 15, Dresden 3
In addition to the slugging Treece boys, Travis Rutland and Eric Moore had two hits apiece as Union City scored in every inning against the homestanding Lions. Rutland drove in a run and scored one.
Caleb Long crossed home plate three times and reached base on four occasions, while Drew Cooley had two RBIs and two runs scored,
Leadoff man Drake Parker tripled, drove in two runs and scored twice.
Moore gave up three runs in the first but nothing else to improve his pitching record to 3-2. None of the Dresden runs were earned. He struck out six and walked four.
Union City’s next game is Thursday at home vs. Henry County with a 6:30 p.m. start time.
Milan 3, OC 2
The Rebels bounced back from one of their worst efforts of the season with a gritty effort and had Milan on the ropes before the Bulldogs scored the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the seventh to win for the sixth time in seven games and improve to 14-6.
OC got a stellar pitching performance from Camden Napper, who gave up just five hits, while striking out four and walking two.
Both of those walks, a hit batter and a single combined to produce Milan’s two seventh-inning runs though.
Napper’s RBI double following a run-scoring hit by Tanner Cary in the fourth gave Central a 2-1 lead that it held until the end. The hits scored Mitch Arnett and Trey Phipps.
Both Cary and Colton Woodward had two singles for the Rebels, who out-hit the Bulldogs 8-5.
Phipps and Arnett each had doubles for OC.
Now 5-10 after their sixth consecutive setback, the Rebs host Gosnell (Ark.) Thursday and Blytheville (Ark.) on Friday.
Trenton 21, SF 5
The Red Devils (2-12) trailed just 6-2 heading into the fifth before Peabody erupted for 15 runs — 10 of those unearned — to post the lopsided triumph and sweep the two-game District 14A series.
SF committed five errors in all to lead to 13 unearned Trenton runs.
Kyle Clouse went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI to pace the Big Red at the plate. Cody Tatum had a double and a single in three at-bats, while Ryan Prince and Curtis Cathey both drove in runs for South Fulton.
Austin Hazelwood — the first of three hurlers for the Redmen — saw his pitching record dip to 0-3. He was relieved in the fifth by Cathey and then JaQuay Garmon in the fifth.
SF will host the second-ever Caleb Turner Classic, beginning Thursday, playing Twin-Cities rival Fulton City at 4 and then Gleason at 6.

Published in The Messenger 4.11.12

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