|Little hit looms large in SF rally |
|Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 7:00 pm |
Never had a big hit traveled such a little way.
A seemingly-harmless infield pop-up fell for the game-winning single and allowed South Fulton to rally for a 2-1 victory over Union City Friday afternoon.
Aalia Bivens’ one-out bases-loaded short fly fell just behind the infield grass at shortstop, allowing the deciding run to race home from third and cap SF’s two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh.
The victory in the battle of District 14A’s top two teams allowed the Devilettes to remain unbeaten in league play and improve to 12-6 overall.
Union City is now 10-4 in all games after its first district defeat.
The two teams will meet again Wednesday in a rematch at Eddlemon Field in Graham Park.
In other weekend results, Obion Central went 2-1-1 in the Covington Invitational, beating Bartlett 3-2 and Halls 12-3, while losing to Munford 11-0 after first finishing in a 4-all deadlock with Munford.
Today’s schedule has Union City at Huntingdon, Obion Central visiting Ripley and South Fulton at home to face Trenton.
The following is a weekend recap:
SF 2, UC 1
Bivens had struck out three times previously Friday — once with the bases loaded — before popping up what proved to be the deciding blow.
The Red Devilettes, who entered the seventh innning down 1-0, loaded the bases on an error, an infield hit and a walk off hard-luck UC losing pitcher Sadie Hollis.
Sara Reams blooped an RBI base hit to centerfield to tie the count before the contest ended in bizarre fashion.
The Lady Tornadoes scored their only run and got their only hit in the first.
Brittany Parker laced a ringing double to rightfield, then raced home after a pair of passed balls.
Reams gave Union City little else, two walks to be exact, and struck out 11 to improve her pitching mark to 9-5.
Hollis fanned 10, issued three walks and gave up six hits.
Kristen Crocker had two of those safeties, with Reams, Bivens, Desiray Sturgeon and Chassidy Ruddle also collecting singles.
OC wins two
The Lady Rebels are now 8-8-2 on the season after another weekend of play — their fourth of five this season.
Emily Pickard homered in the victory over Bartlett, while Alex Wilson, Robin Lewis and Carly Whipple went deep in the triumph over Halls.
Obion Central’s jayvee team went 1-3 in four games in the event, beating Ripley 14-0 for its only victory.
Ashlyn Runions hit a home run in a 4-2 loss vs. Brighton.
Published in The Messenger 4.15.13