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UC teams make sure no welcome mat out for Peabody pair

UC teams make sure no welcome mat out for Peabody pair
UC teams make sure no welcome mat out for Peabody pair | UC teams make sure no welcome mat out for Peabody pair

Union City was an unkind host to Trenton.
The Golden Tornadoes beat Peabody in both baseball and softball Tuesday, blanking the Tide 2-0 in hardball play and winning a 10-3 decision on the softball diamond.
Clay Treece was spectacular on the hill for the UC baseball team, fanning 16 in winning a pitchers’ duel vs. Trenton’s Dylan Slayton.
The Lady Tornadoes, meanwhile, smacked six doubles and scored in every inning but one in improving to 3-0 in softball.
In other Tuesday diamond action involving local teams, Obion Central dropped a 3-2 decision to Dyersburg in softball, and South Fulton did the same vs. Dresden.
The Halls at South Fulton baseball game was postponed with no reschedule date.
Today’s slate is highlighted by opening round play in the L.H. Ladd Memorial Baseball Tournament, to be played at Union City’s Elam Stadium and Thompson Field in Graham Park.
UC will play Crockett County at 5 at Thompson Field, with Obion Central playing the same CC squad at 7:15 at the same venue.
South Fulton plays at Halls in baseball, while the Devilette softball team will host Dyer County and Union City travels to Humboldt in makeup action.
The following is a recap of Tuesday’s action.
SOFTBALL
UC 10, Trenton 3
The Lady Tornadoes scored four times in the third, then ended any suspense over the outcome with a three-spot in the sixth to improve to 3-0.
Bettye Claire Beachum had two of UC’s half-dozen doubles in a 3-for-4 day that included two RBIs. Freshman Caroline Chism also had three hits in four trips to the dish with two runs batted in for the victors.
Ashley Faught went 2-for-4 with a double and a ribbie, while ninth-grader Ivey Westbrooks doubled in a pair of runs.
Winning pitcher Sadie Hollis and Kristian Davis also had doubles.
Hollis struck out nine, did not walk a batter and none of the Trenton runs were earned.
Dyersburg 3, OC 2
Central tied the game with a run in the top of the seventh but saw the Lady Trojans push across the game-winner in the bottom of the frame.
OC, which went 1-2-1 in the Sara Beth Whitehead Memorial Tournament in Jackson last weekend, fell to 1-3-1 on the young season.
Payton Robertson went 2-for-4 to pace the Lady Rebels’ seven hit attack and also drove in one of her team’s two runs. Megen Gargus had the other RBI and Obion Central’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Baylie Boucher scattered 12 Dyersburg hits but was charged with the pitching loss. She fanned one and issued no walks.
Central plays at Covington on Thursday.
Dresden 3, SF 2
The Lions rallied for all three of their runs in their final at-bat in the sixth to square South Fulton’s record at 1-1.
The Devilettes had scored single runs in the first and third and had a hit in every inning while collecting nine safeties in all.
Sara Reams went 3-for-4 and knocked in both SF runs. Melanie Johnson, Aalia Bivens and Landry Webster had two hits apiece for the Big Red.
Bivens had South Fulton’s lone extra-base hit, a triple.
Reams was tagged with the pitching loss, giving up six hits. All three of Dresden’s runs were earned. She struck out seven and did not walk a batter.
BASEBALL
UC 2, Trenton 0
Treece (2-0) was masterful and a little bit better than Slayton.
The UC senior righthander gave up just one hit — a single in the third. He encountered just one trouble spot, that in the fourth inning when he hit a batter, committed an error, and issued a walk to load the bases before getting a strikeout and a harmless ground-out to snuff out the Trenton rally.
Treece retired the last 11 Peabody batters in order.
Slayton — the Tide’s ace — gave up just two hits on the day.
Union City scored single runs in the first and third, both by Drake Parker, who walked three times and stole two bases in the contest.
Parker gave Treece the only run he’d need in the first when he came home on Drew Cooley’s sacrifice fly.
Parker dashed home a second time in the third on a short passed ball.
Eric Moore doubled and Caleb Long had a single for the Twisters’ only hits.
UC is now 3-1 overall, 3-0 in District 14A play.

Published in The Messenger 3.20.13

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