|Late tallies power SF past Rebs |
|Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:45 am |
| South Fulton is halfway home to the unofficial title of ‘Obion County Softball Champions.’ |
The Devilettes will begin their quest for the second leg of that journey today.
SF beat Obion Central for the second time in as many meetings Monday, blanking the Lady Rebels 2-0.
South Fulton, which improved to 18-4 with the victory, plays the first of two regular season games against the county’s other entry — Union City — at 5 this afternoon in Graham Park.
Haley McKinney shut out OC Monday — giving up two hits, according to the Devilette scorebook, and four listed in Central’s. The two-time SF All-Stater improved to 9-2 on the season.
In other action Monday, Union City hammered hapless Greenfield twice, 10-0 and 20-0 in a pair of games shortened via the mercy rule.
The following are the highlights from Monday’s games.
SF 2, OC 0
Marina Barclay’s sixth home run of the spring — a towering shot to center — broke a scoreless tie in the sixth.
Desiray Sturgeon’s run-scoring double that plated Aalia Bivens provided an insurance tally that McKinney didn’t necessarily need.
Barclay and Bivens had two hits apiece for SF, which collected eight safeties in all.
Central, now 22-8, credited Payton Robertson with two hits in two at-bats. Emily Pickard and Alex Wilson both also had singles.
Baylie Boucher (6-2) struck out three and walked one in the circle for OC.
The Lady Rebels are at Gibson County today.
UC 10-20, G’field 0-0
The Lady Twisters barely broke a sweat in improving to 12-7 heading into today’s showdown with South Fulton.
Sadie Hollis tossed a three-inning no-hitter in Game 1, fanning eight and walking just one with a hit batter to improve to 8-4.
Tory Reedy had two singles, scored two runs and drove in two for UC, while Courtney Sherrill doubled, singled and had two RBIs.
A 13-run fourth inning ended the nightcap prematurely with all those tallies unearned due to G’field misplays.
Essence Ware singled three times, scored four runs and three RBIs, while Ashley Faught doubled, tripled and crossed the plate three times after driving in two tallies.
Kaitlyn Wheeles had three singles and scored three runs, Bettye Claire Beachum tripled, singled, scored thrice and had three ribbies, while Kristian Davis scored three runs and doubled.
Hollis and winning pitcher Brittany Parker had two RBIs apiece in the onslaught.
Parker improved to 4-3, giving up just one hit in four scoreless frames with six strikeouts. Published in The Messenger 4.17.12