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UC, SF double trouble for Halls

UC, SF double trouble for Halls
Union City and South Fulton spoiled the regular season finales of Halls.
The Tornadoes blanked Halls in baseball, 7-0, while SF take care of the Lady Tigers in softball, 6-2, on Monday.
The South Fulton at Bradford baseball game was postponed until today.
Today’s local schedule in addition to that contest has Union City playing at Henry County in baseball and the Lady Tornado softball team hosting Trenton.
The headline game, however, has Obion Central baseball playing at South Gibson in a District 13AA Tournament play-in game. A win would vault the Rebels into the double-elimination portion of the event — set to begin Thursday in Dyersburg. A loss tonight would immediately end the Rebels’ season.
OC will host a first-round District 13AA Tournament game in softball on Wednesday at 6 p.m., playing the winner of today’s South Gibson-Haywood matchup. After Wednesday’s first-round games at satellite sites, the remainder of the tourney will be played in Dyersburg.
The District 14A baseball tournament will be played at Union City’s Elam Stadium, starting on Saturday, after first-round games to be played at Satellite sites Friday.
Union City will be the No. 2 seed behind Greenfield and will play either Lake County or Humboldt in the first round of the double-elimination event.
The District 14A softball tourney will be hosted by South Fulton, starting Friday, with the Devilettes the top seed and Union City either No. 2 or 3.
First round pairings will be announced after a coach’s meeting on Wednesday.
The following is a recap of Monday’s games.
UC 7, Halls 0
The Tornadoes improved to 14-12 heading into today’s final regular season game.
Clay Treece (7-1) scattered nine hits in winning his seventh straight decision. Treece fanned six and did not walk a batter.
Caleb Long paced a 14-hit UC attack with a double and two singles and also scored a run and drove in one.
Drake Parker went 2-for-4, Travis Rutland and Treece each had two singles, too, and Drew Cooley doubled, scored a run and had a RBI.
Union City scored single runs in the third and fourth, two in the fifth and put away the Tigers with a three-run sixth.
SF 6, Halls 2
The Devilettes (31-4) completed a perfect regular season run through District 14A with their 14th straight victory.
Kacie Daugherty had a big day at the plate with four hits, two RBIs and a pair of stolen bases for SF, which scored three times in the top of the first inning and never looked back.
Haley McKinney reached base three times with two singles and a walk, while Aalia Bivens and Desiree Sturgeon had two hits apiece for the victors, who had a dozen safeties in all.
McKinney is now 18-2 after fanning eight, walking three and allowing just one earned run.
Three South Fulton errors contributed to Halls’ two-run third. Published in The Messenger 5.1.12

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