It’s safe to say, Obion County’s three softball teams are accounting well for themselves.
South Fulton, Union City and Obion Central all won on Thursday, bringing the collective record of that group to 49-17 with a couple of weeks remaining in the regular season.
SF, winners of seven straight, has been the most impressive of the bunch and improved its mark to 17-3 with an 18-2 pounding of Trenton in a contest than was called after three innings due to the mercy rule.
Union City — fresh off its most impressive win of the spring, a 10-1 triumph over OC — had another solid outing in beating District 14A member Halls 3-0.
The Lady Tornadoes won their third straight and are now 10-7 heading into Monday’s twinbill vs. Greenfield.
Obion Central got back to its winning ways after topping Ripley 6-3 Thursday to celebrate Senior Night in style and improved to 22-7 entering a rare open weekend.
SF 18, Trenton 2
Marina Barclay, who drove in 10 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Lake County on Tuesday, again dropped a bomb on an opponent when she smashed a three-run homer to end Thursday’s rout.
Barclay had three of SF’s 16 hits.
Savannah Larson had two hits and drove in four runs, while Haley McKinney had three hits and a RBI. Both TSU-signee Kacie Daugherty and Sara Reams also had a pair of hits in the Devilette attack.
McKinney was the benefactor of the run explosion and picked up her eighth pitching win in 10 decisions. She struck out four and did not allow an earned run.
South Fulton hosts Milan today.
UC 3, Halls 0
The Lady Twisters scored three times in the sixth to break a scoreless pitching duel deadlock.
UC, now 6-0 in league play, got the only run it would need when Bettye Claire Beachum’s fielder’s choice grounder plated Sadie Hollis. UC then scored twice more when Ashley Faught’s ground ball was misplayed.
Hollis, Faught, Brittany Parker and Essence Ware all singled for Union City, while Kaitlyn Wheeles had a pair of base knocks.
Hollis is now 7-4 after tossing the shutout with eight strikeouts and just three hits allowed.
OC 6, Ripley 3
The Lady Rebels quickly bounced back from Wednesday’s loss by doubling Ripley on Thursday evening for a Senior Night win.
Central scored a run in the first inning, and after giving up two runs in the top of the second frame, went ahead again with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third.
The Lady Tigers tied it with a run in the fifth frame, but then OC scored three times in the bottom half. Macy Allison then finished off her complete-game winning effort with two shutout innings.
Allison (14-6) struck out eight with giving up six hits and walking one.
Carly Whipple, Kayla Bramlett and Calli Johnson were all 2-for-3 to pace Central, Bramlett with a double and RBI, Johnson with a double and Whipple with a pair of ribbies.
Payton Robertson was 2-for-4 with a double, Rachel Jones and Ali Adcock each had a hit and an RBI, and Emily Pickard drove in a run as well for the Lady Rebs.
Published in The Messenger 4.13.12