Twisters not hurt by break

Twisters not hurt by break
Twisters not hurt by break | Twisters not hurt by break

A 10-day lay-off didn’t seem to bother Union City much.
The Lady Tornadoes — playing for the first time since Spring Break on March 29 — won for the eighth time in 11 games with a 4-2 triumph over visiting McKenzie Monday afternoon at Eddlemon Field in Graham Park.
UC scored all its runs in the fourth and played error-free defense behind winning pitcher Sadie Hollis.
Elsewhere Monday, South Fulton swept a District 14A doubleheader from Lake County at Tiptonville, winning an 18-1 rout in Game 1 and 7-1 in the nightcap.
Today’s slate has SF hosting Dresden as the only game. Union City’s originally-scheduled home twinbill against Greenfield has been moved to Wednesday.
A recap of Monday’s games are as follows:
UC 4, McKenzie 2
The Twister girls managed only four hits, but took advantage of five walks and three hit batsmen by the visiting Lady Rebels.
Kristian Davis doubled in a run, while Ashley Faught contributed a sacrifice fly in the locals’ four-run inning that broke a scoreless deadlock.
Bettye Claire Beachum, Ivey Westbrooks and Hollis each had singles.
Hollis improved her pitching mark to 5-2 by allowing just three hits and two walks. She struck out nine, including McKenzie’s first five batters of the game.
Wednesday’s first game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
SF 18-7, Lake Co. 1-1
The Red Devilettes banged out 23 total hits and took advantage of eight Lady Falcon errors on the day to sweep the District 14A twinbill at Tiptonville.
Most of the damage was done in the opener, where SF had 15 hits and Lake County helped out with seven miscues. South Fulton capped off the dominant game with 11 runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Landry Webster and Melanie Johnson were both 3-for-4, Webster with a double and two RBI and Johnson with a triple, to pace the Devilettes. Aalia Bivens doubled twice and drove in two runs, and Kristen Crocker helped herself with two hits and three RBI.
Sara Reams knocked in two runs.
Crocker was the winning pitcher, striking out five and allowing four hits in five innings.
Desiray Sturgeon and Cassidy Ruddle were 3-for-3, Ruddle with two RBI, to lead South Fulton in the second game.
Sierra Coley was the winning pitcher in relief.

Published in The Messenger 4.9.13

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