The District 14A softball title has become a permanent fixture at South Fulton.
The Devilettes won their 13th straight game and another regular season league championship with an 11-2 victory over Union City Friday afternoon.
SF, which won its 30th game in a season for just the second time in the decorated history of the program that has made six state tournament trips, can wrap up a perfect 14A regular season run by beating Halls this afternoon.
Union City (17-13), meanwhile, will finish its regular season Tuesday at home against Trenton.
The Lady Tornadoes dropped a fifth straight game on Saturday, losing at Dyersburg 6-1.
SF 11, UC 2
The Red Devilettes banged out 13 hits and took advantage of multiple errors by Union City to pick up an easy win on Friday.
South Fulton jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two innings with three runs in the first inning and five more in the second.
Macey Maxwell’s two-run homer to centerfield followed a RBI single by Haley McKinney in SF’s first at-bat and set the tone for the afternoon.
Kacie Daughtery was the perfect table-setter atop the Devilette lineup with three hits and two stolen bases.
McKinney, Maxwell and Aalia Bivens had two hits apiece and RBIs for South Fulton, while Sara Reams had a hit and two ribbies.
UC scored its two runs in the top of the fourth, but then SF came back with three runs in the sixth.
For the Lady Tornadoes, Sadie Hollis tripled, singled and scored once, Tory Reedy had two hits, Courtney Sherrill doubled and scored, and Essence Ware also doubled.
McKinney improved to 17-2 by fanning six and scattering six hits in a route-going performance.
Hollis suffered the loss in a complete-game effort, striking out six and walking three.
Dyersburg 6, UC 1
Union City’s lone run came in the top of the sixth, after the Lady Trojans had already pushed six runs across the plate.
D’burg scored one run in the first, second and fourth innings and then put up three in the fifth frame.
The Lady Tornadoes actually outhit Dyersburg with seven hits to six for the Trojans but committed three more errors in extending their late-season swoon.
Sherrill tripled, singled and scored UC’s only run, while Hollis, Reedy, Kaitlyn Wheeles, Brittany Parker and Kristian Davis each had a base hit.
Parker pitched five innings, suffering the loss, as she gave up six hits and two walks while striking out three.
Only two of the six runs charged to her were earned. Ashley Faught pitched an inning.
Published in The Messenger 4.30.12