|Rally at Humboldt keeps Twisters perfect in district standings |
|Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:00 pm |
Union City rallied with four runs in the fifth to remain unbeaten in District 14A with a 5-3 triumph at Humboldt Tuesday afternoon.
The Golden Tornadoes are now 7-0 in league play, 13-3 overall.
Obion County’s other two prep baseball entries were blanked Tuesday — South Fulton 5-0 at Trenton and Obion Central 8-0 on the road at Covington.
In softball, Obion Central team officials reported three results from the Lady Rebels’ play in the Fort Walton (Fla.) Beach Bash. OC played three Kentucky foes, beating Glasgow 11-7, and losing to both Heath (12-3) and North Laurel (6-0).
Today’s only game has South Fulton hosting Trenton in a makeup game.
Tuesday’s report is as follows:
UC 5, Humboldt 3
Luke Searcy and Chase Treece had run-scoring hits for the Tornadoes in their telling rally.
Joseph Shanks went 2-for-3 with a run scored, Drake Parker reached base twice via a hit and a walk and scored both times and Travis Rutland singled and walked for the victors.
Chase Treece finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI while Searcy had two ribbies.
Drew Cooley tossed four shutout innings of two-hit relief to get credit for the pitching win. Cooley struck out five after relieving Eric Moore, who threw 75 pitches in three innings, walking six and giving up three hits and all three Viking runs.
After a day off today, Union City will travel to Middle Tennessee to play in the County Border Battle — a 16-team tournament hosted by Forrest High School.
The Twisters will play Fayetteville Thursday at Eagleville, then face Moore County on Friday and Collinwood Saturday morning before beginning play in the medal round Saturday afternoon.
Trenton 5, SF 0
Five errors and just one hit was not a good combination for the Red Devils, who fell to 4-7 overall and still are in search of their first District 14A victory.
Austin Hazelwood had SF’s lone safety, a single.
Trenton scored twice in the third, two times in the fifth and once in the sixth.
Curtis Cathey (3-2) was the losing hurler, despite a quality outing. The senior righthander gave up just two earned runs and scattered nine hits in going the distance.
Covington 8, OC 0
The Rebels were shut out for the second straight day against Covington and have now lost 10 in a row.
Central could manage but two singles, one by Jacob Carr, the other by Waylon Spaulding.
OC was guilty of three errors in the contest.
Mitch Arnett was charged with the pitching loss.
Obion Central plays host to Crockett County Thursday afternoon at 4:30.
Published in The Messenger 4.3.13