|UC added to SF list of league casualties |
|Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:28 am |
| South Fulton continued its roll through District 14A and its Obion County softball sorority Tuesday. |
The Devilettes — perennial kingpins of 14A — remained unbeaten in league play and improved to 3-0 against the likes of Union City and Obion Central this season with an 11-4 rout of UC Tuesday.
The victory, on the heels of a 2-0 triumph over OC on Monday, left SF with a 19-4 record.
Union City, which suffered its first district loss, is now 12-8.
Eighth-grader Aalia Bivens had three hits and drove in three runs for the Devilettes, who won despite committing six errors. The Lady Tornadoes, too, were guilty of a half-dozen errors.
In other games Tuesday, Obion Central claimed a pair of dramatic wins in its last at-bats, beating Gibson County 1-0 and then rallying for an exciting 5-4 triumph over Covington in a rescheduled game.
The only game on today’s schedule has Union City at West Carroll at 4:30.
Tuesday’s highlights are as follows:
SF 11, UC 4
The Devilettes took advantage of three Union City errors to score three times in their first at-bat, then tacked on four more in the second and never looked back.
In addition to Bivens, winning pitcher Haley McKinney doubled, singled and drove in a run, while Sara Reams and Desiray Sturgeon also had two hits apiece with RBIs.
McKinney improved her personal mark to 10-2. Two of the runs she gave up were earned, and the senior stalwart fanned five and walked just one while surrendering five hits.
For Union City, Kaitlyn Wheeles doubled, singled and drove in a run. Sadie Hollis singled twice and scored and Kristian Davis doubled and came home later.
Hollis saw her record dip to 8-5 with the pitching loss. She was charged with eight runs, walked seven and struck out four.
South Fulton’s next action will be in the Maddie Memorial Tournament this weekend in Martin with the Devilettes scheduled to play Camden and South Gibson on Friday and Dyersburg on Saturday in pool play.
The single elimination tourney will begin Saturday afternoon.
OC 1, GC 0
The game’s only run came in the top of the seventh inning in the first of OC’s two thrillers on Tuesday.
Alex Wilson and Emily Pickard both doubled, while Carly Whipple, Kayla Bramlett Megan Gargus and Ashlyn Runions all had base hits for the Lady Rebels.
Baylie Boucher was the winning pitcher striking out five and allowing four hits without giving up a walk.
The Lady Pioneers committed an error.
OC 5, Covington 4
Bramlett’s three-run homer in the seventh inning capped a four-run rally to send the game into extra innings, setting up Payton Robertson’s walk-off home run in the eighth frame.
Covington appeared to have the game well in hand with a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.
The Lady Chargers scored a two runs in the third inning and one run in both the fifth and seventh innings.
Covington outhit OC 13-5.
Wilson doubled and Bramlett and Whipple each had a base hit for the Lady Rebels.
Macy Allison was the winning pitcher, striking out five and walking one.
Central is now 24-8 overall, including a perfect 7-0 in District 13AA.
Obion Central will participate in a tournament in Cookeville this weekend.
Published in The Messenger 4.18.12