South Fulton split a pair of games in the rain-abbreviated Caleb Turner Classic over the weekend, while Obion Central saw its season-long struggles continue.
The Red Devils — host of the CTC which honors a late teammate — hammered Hickman County 12-2 on Friday, but were drubbed themselves, 14-3 by Ballard Memorial on Saturday.
Thursday’s games were washed out in the scheduled three-day event.
Paducah Tilghman went 2-0, Fulton City 1-0, and both SF, Bradford and Lake County all were 1-1 in tourney play. Ballard and Hickman County were both winless in two outings, while Gleason lost its only game in the tournament.
Obion Central, meanwhile, lost for the 13th straight game since winning its season opener, falling 5-1 to visiting Westview Friday afternoon.
District games highlight today’s schedule as South Fulton plays at Humboldt and Union City is at Bradford in 14A, while Obion Central visits Ripley in 13AA.
The follow is a recap of the weekend action.
SF 12, Hickman Co. 2
The Red Devils scored six times in the second, then closed out their Friday win with five more tallies in the sixth for their sixth victory of the year.
Tyler Morris led the onslaught with a single, double and triple, two runs scored and two batted in. Both Ryan Prince and Austin Hazlewood went 2-for-4, Prince reaching base four times all totaled and accounting for two RBIs.
Skylar Grissom tripled, doubled and scored twice, while Hunter Wade went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored.
Both Curtis Cathey and Cory Pinion crossed the pay station twice for the victors.
Prince whiffed 13 and gave up just one hit in five shutout frames to improve his pitching record to 2-4.
Ballard Mem. 14, SF 3
The Bombers scored in every inning to drop South Fulton to 6-11 on the season.
Prince had two singles and scored two of the Devils’ three runs, while Hazlewood also collected a pair of base knocks, drove in one and scored SF’s other run.
Cathey (1-4), the first of three South Fulton pitchers, gave up eight earned runs in the first three innings. Austin Goodman and Joshua Mayo each took the mound for one inning.
Westview 5, OC 1
The Rebels were competitive, but still had more errors (3) than hits (2) — continuing that season-long trend.
OC got its only run in the fifth, driven in by Chase Starks. Starks and Camden Napper had Central’s only hits in the contest.
Colton Carr struck out seven in six innings, giving up just two hits during that span while walking five.
Only one of the Chargers’ runs charged to Carr was earned.
Ryan Middlebrook relieved in the seventh and gave up WV’s final tally.
Published in The Messenger 4.15.13