Rebels dial number to end losing skid

Rebels dial number to end losing skid
Seven was the magic number for the Obion Central baseball team.
The Rebels halted their losing streak at seven games Friday with a 10-3 victory over visiting Blytheville Friday afternoon.
OC scored six times in the first inning and then coasted against Blytheville, beating the Arkansas team for the second time this season while improving to 6-11.
In other weekend baseball results involving local teams, South Fulton won two of three in its own Caleb Turner Classic, beating Hickman County 5-2 and Lake County 12-10 before losing in a rematch with HC 5-3. The Devils’ scheduled game with Fulton County was canceled.
SF, now 5-14, finished 3-2 in the event.
The lone Obion County softball team to see action — South Fulton — saw its seven game winning streak snapped, the Devilettes losing to Milan 8-6
A full slate of games involving all three local baseball and softball teams is on tap today — weather permitting (see related schedule).
The following is a recap of weekend play.
BASEBALL
OC 10, Blytheville 3
Tanner Cary’s two-run single and run-scoring hit by Brady Chandler highlighted Central’s first at-bat outburst.
Central then added three runs in the second to build an insurmountable win.
Winning pitcher Camden Napper aided his own cause with two hits and two runs scored. Trey Phipps and Colton Woodward both doubled and scored twice while Mitch Arnett crossed the plate two times.
Napper went 41⁄3 innings, fanning six and giving up just two hits and all three Blytheville runs to get credit for the victory.
Phipps was impressive in a 22⁄3-inning relief stint, striking out five while giving up nothing.
The Rebels play today at Ripley in a District 13AA tilt.
SF 5, Hickman Co. 2
Ryan Prince (2-3) whiffed 13 HC batters while tossing a three-hit complete game for the Red Devils.
Cody Tatum singled and scored twice, while Chance Hamlin reached base two times for SF offensively. Cory Pinion had a RBI single.
SF 12, Lake Co. 10
Kyle Clouse went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and five runs batted in at the Redmen won a slugfest against LC.
Prince carried a big stick for South Fulton, too, with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs in a 3-for-4 effort.
Tatum went deep and drove in two, while Pinion scored twice.
Hamlin was the beneficiary of the offensive output and squared his pitching mark at 2-2.
Hickman Co. 5, SF 3
The Falcons scored three times in the bottom of the fifth to erase a 3-2 deficit and prevent what would’ve been a SF sweep of their two-game series and the weekend.
Prince singled, doubled and drove in two runs, while Tatum reached three times with a double and two walks and drove in the Devils’ other tally.
Austin Hazlewood fell to 0-3 with the pitching loss.
SOFTBALL
Milan 8, SF 6
Six errors proved to be the Devilettes’ undoing.
Four of Milan’s runs were unearned, and SF wasted a 15-hit attack in falling to 17-4.
Kacie Daugherty had four singles and stole two bases to pace South Fulton offensively. Haley McKinney had three hits — including a pair of doubles — and drove in three runs, while Macey Maxwell had two singles and two RBIs. Aalia Bivens also had a couple of hits.
Sara Reams suffered the pitching loss, giving up four earned runs in a four-inning stint. She surrendered five walks and five hits. Desiray Sturgeon relieved and gave up one unearned run in three frames.
Today’s game between South Fulton and Obion Central is scheduled to begin at 6:15, following a jayvee contest.
Published in The Messenger 4.16.12

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