|Rebels like latest twist of storyline |
|Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:20 am |
| There was more drama in the Obion Central baseball program on Tuesday. |
However, this time it was of the good kind.
Parker McMinn circled the bases with an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the 10th to give the Rebels a thrilling 5-4 victory over Ripley Tuesday night at Troy.
The win was the first for OC under the direction of interim head coach Justin Truett, who was elevated from an assistant’s role when Chris Smith was surprisingly relieved of his duties with just over two weeks remaining in the regular season on Monday.
In other local results from Tuesday, South Fulton also won with flair on Cody Tatum’s walk-off hit — 3-2 over Lake County — while Greenfield topped Union City 6-1.
The lone game on today’s slate in a make-up from Monday, pitting SF at Lake County.
The following is a recap of Tuesday’s action.
OC 5, Ripley 4 (10)
McMinn’s heroics were part of an outstanding game for the senior, who went 2-for-4, reached base three times and scored three runs.
Jordan Smith had a hit, scored a run and drove in one for the Rebels, who improved to 7-12 overall.
Colton Woodward had a single and scored OC’s other run.
Trey Phipps tossed five innings of shutout relief with five strikeouts to get credit for the pitching win. Phipps walked one and allowed but four hits.
Camden Napper started and pitched the first five frames, giving up Ripley’s four runs (three earned), five hits and one walk while fanning four.
Obion Central will play host to Union City on Friday.
SF 3, Lake Co. 2
Tatum’s game-winning double chased home Kyle Clouse in the bottom of the seventh to give the Redmen (6-14) the District 14A victory.
Tatum went 2-for-3 in all, while Ryan Prince tripled, singled and scored a run. Chance Hamlin also had a hit and crossed home plate.
Clouse fanned 11, did not walk a batter and scattered five hits to improve to 2-3 with the pitching victory.
Both teams scored single runs in both the first and sixth innings before the dramatic ending.
Today’s make-up tilt is set to start at 5 p.m.
Greenfield 6, UC 1
Heath Crouse and Peyton Page both homered as the Yellowjackets avenged a loss to Union City the day before.
The Tornadoes (10-10) scored their only run in the fifth when Chase Treece crossed the dish.
Greenfield (16-2) tallied once in the second, twice in the third, once in the fourth and two more in the sixth.
Drake Parker had UC’s lone extra base hit — a double — and went 2-for-3 to represent the only Twister batter with more than one single.
Eric Moore, the starter and first of three Union City pitchers, was charged with the loss after giving up four earned runs in 32⁄3 innings. Drew Cooley (two runs in 12⁄3 innings) and Parker (two-thirds) also toed the rubber for the locals.
Union City’s next game is scheduled for Friday at Obion Central.
Published in The Messenger 4.18.12