|Twisters closer to region berth |
|Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:46 am |
| Survive and advance. |
The name of the game come postseason tournament time, Union City did just that Tuesday night, beating upstart Lake County 6-2 in the District 14A Tournament.
The Tornadoes (18-13) continued to battle their way through the loser’s bracket in the double-elimination event with their second straight win after a loss to Trenton and can not only gain a measure of revenge for that loss but also earn a spot in the tournament finals and a berth in next week’s regionals by beating Peabody this afternoon at 5:30 at Elam Stadium.
Should UC win, it would play Greenfield in the championship round on Thursday, needing to beat the Yellowjackets twice to win the tournament title and a host role in Monday’s Region 7A semifinals.
G’field, which beat Trenton 7-3 in Tuesday’s winner’s bracket final, will need to beat today’s UC-Trenton winner just once on Thursday to be fitted for the 14A crown and lock up a home game Monday.
The championship round will begin at 4:30 Thursday with a second game — if needed — to follow.
UC 6, Lake Co. 2
The Tornadoes beat LC for the fourth time this season and second time in five days in the district tournament Tuesday.
And Eric Moore limited the Falcons to minimal offense again, giving up just two hits and one earned run while going the distance after blanking Lake County on four hits in a 10-0 win Friday.
Moore (5-3) struck out seven and walked two In Tuesday’s game.
His teammates spotted him a six-run lead, scoring in the first inning on Clay Treece’s RBI single that plated Drake Parker, who scored half of his team’s tallies.
Drew Cooley, who drove in three runs with two hits, had a RBI single in the second and run-scoring double in the fourth that brought in Parker Dotson and Parker, respectively.
Parker ended the evening 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Treece went 2-for-4 with a ribbie, while Dotson had a double.
Lake County ended the season 6-25, but two of those victories came in the district tournament.
Greenfield 7, Trenton 3
The top-seeded Yellow-jackets won their 11th straight game and improved to 26-2 overall by recovering from a sloppy start and scoring four times in the fifth to break a 3-all tie.
Hunter Crouse went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, while Tony Robinson had two hits in four at-bats with a run driven in.
Heath Crouse singled and scored twice, while Graham Perkins had two RBIs for G’field.
None of Trenton’s three first-inning runs scored off Peyton Page were earned.
Page fanned six, walked one and scattered seven hits to get credit for the pitching victory.
Published in The Messenger 5.9.12