Clay Treece did his thing again Monday for Union City. The ace righthander, who has yet to give up a run this spring, tossed his fourth shutout and went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Golden Tornadoes to a 9-0 blanking of Humboldt at Elam Stadium. The win kept UC perfect in District 14A play (6-0) while also improving the Twisters’ overall mark to 12-3. Union City will play at Humboldt today in the second half of the two-game league series. In other results from Monday afternoon, Cov-ington thumped Obion Central 14-0 in baseball, while South Fulton whipped Gibson County 14-4 in softball. The Trenton at SF baseball game was postponed until Wednesday, while there was no report from the Obion Central softball team as they were scheduled to participate in the Fort Walton (Fla.) Beach Bash. Monday’s highlights were as follows:
UC 9, Humboldt 0
Treece improved his impressive pitching and hitting statistics in helping the Tornadoes remain unbeaten in district play. With nine strikeouts in six innings, he now has fanned 60 in 26 frames this spring. He has given up just six hits all season after surrendering two singles Monday. With a double and two singles, Treece is now No. 3 on the team in hitting at .452. Red-hot Drake Parker has the best average for UC after going 3-for-3 Monday, hitting an even .500. Parker scored three runs and knocked in another vs. the Vikes. Drew Cooley — now hitting at a .487 clip — also went 3-for-3 Monday with a double and two runs scored. Luke Searcy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Joseph Shanks scored two times.
Covington 14, OC 0
The struggling Rebels ran into a buzz-saw against one of District 13AA’s best entries. Central has now lost nine straight since a season-opening victory vs. Gleason. The Chargers scored three times in each of their first two at-bats to grab a 6-0 lead. OC could manage but four scattered singles, one each by Jacob Hyde, Mitch Arnett, John Foster and Brady Chandler. Central did display improved defense, guilty of just one error. Camden Napper suffered the pitching loss after giving up nine runs in five innings. He fanned five. He was followed to the mound by Blake Berner and Dean Davidson.
SF 14, Gibson Co. 4
South Fulton scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to bring a run-rule end to Monday afternoon’s game at the Red Devilettes’ field. SF jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings and then followed up a four-run outburst in the top of the fourth by the Lady Pioneers with five runs in the bottom half. One more run in the sixth ended the game, improving the Devilettes to 6-2 on the season. Melanie Johnson was 4-for-5 to lead South Fulton’s 14-hit attack. Aalia Bivens was 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two stolen bases, Sierra Coley was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Landry Webster was 2-for-3 and Aariel Wright was 2-for-4 with two runs driven in. Cassidy Ruddle doubled, and Sara Reams singled and drove in two. Reams was the winning pitcher, tossing four innings of no-hit ball with seven strikeouts and a walk. Kristen Crocker finished up, allowing two hits and four unearned runs over two innings. Both teams committed three errors, and SF left 12 runners on base. SF will next be in action in a weekend tournament at Milan, facing Crockett County at 4:40 p.m. and Lexington at 5:45 on Friday and then the host school at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in pool play. Tournament action then begins at 1 p.m.
Published in The Messenger 4.2.13