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Red Devils rule over crosstown rival

Red Devils rule over crosstown rival
The Twin-Cities baseball bragging rights officially belong to South Fulton.
The Red Devils beat Fulton City for the second time in as many meetings Thursday, topping the Bulldogs 11-3.
SF had topped FC 11-8 during the Caleb Turner Classic a week ago in an earlier match.
In prep softball action involving local teams Thursday, both Union City and Obion Central won twice — the Lady Tornadoes no-hitting hapless Humboldt twice in lopsided 18-0 and 12-0 triumphs.
Central recorded two victories in the Duff Tournament in Cookeville, beating Cumberland County 11-4, then the host team 8-5.
Today’s diamond slate has Union City hosting Obion Central and South Fulton playing at Carlise County in baseball, while Union City hosts Hickman County, OC continues play in Cookeville and SF opens play in the Maddie Memorial Tournament in Martin.
The following is a recap of Thursday’s action.
SF 11, Fulton City 3
Ryan Prince went 4-for-5 with three singles and a double and drove in five runs to pace the Red Devils, who improved to 7-15.
Kyle Clouse posted a 3-for-3 day at the plate with a double and four runs scored, while Corey Pinion and JaQuay Garmon each had two hits. One of Garmon’s pokes was a triple and he scored three times.
Cody Tatum drove in two runs for the victors.
Jordan Miller and Morgan Worley each had RBI singles for Fulton City.
Chance Hamlin went the distance on the hill to square his personal mark at 3-3. Hamlin whiffed 13 Bulldog batters while giving up just two hits and two earned runs.
Miller was the losing hurler, touched for eight earned runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.
SF’s game at Carlisle is set to begin at 5 p.m.
UC 18-12, Humboldt 0-0
Thankfully for the Lady Vikings, both games at Graham Park were shortened to three innings due to the mercy rule.
UC pounded out 14 hits in the opener, scoring 16 times in its first at-bat.
Ashley Faught drove in four runs with a double and a single, Courtney Sherrill and Kristian Davis each had two hits and two RBIs, Brittany Parker singled twice and Bettye Claire Beachum drove in two runs and scored two for the Lady Twisters.
Parker (5-3) fanned four in two innings of mound work before Sadie Hollis closed things out with a scoreless frame. The duo combined to strike out six and walk two.
In Game 2, Elizabeth Gibson was the hitting star with a double, single, two runs scored and a RBI.
Davis singled twice and drove home three, Parker tripled, singled and scored three times, and Beachum crossed the pay station three times.
Hollis singled two times and Faught doubled and scored twice.
Faught allowed only one walk while retiring nine — three via strikeout — to earn the pitching win.
OC 11, Cumberland Co. 4
A four-run first and five more tallies in the fourth was more than enough for OC to win its tournament opener.
Rachel Jones went 3-for-3 with a triple to pace a 14-hit attack, while Emily Pickard singled, doubled and drove in four runs. Carly Whipple and Kayla Bramlett had two RBIs apiece.
Megan Gargus went 2-for-3 with a double for the victors.
Baylie Boucher won for the eight time in 10 pitching decisions.
OC 8, Cookeville 5
The Lady Rebels (26-8), who set a new school record with every victory this season, put up a four-spot in the second and fourth to beat the home team.
Alex Wilson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Peyton Robertson and Bramlett drove in two runs each.
Pickard homered and doubled to contribute to the win.
Macy Allison struck out six, allowed six hits and walked one to get the mound win.
Central’s schedule today includes games vs. Upperman and Lebanon.
Published in The Messenger 4.20.12