Weather, Gleason can’t stop Red Devils

Weather, Gleason can’t stop Red Devils

South Fulton beat both the rain and Gleason on Thursday.
The only local baseball or softball team to not postpone or cancel its game due to the approaching inclement weather, the Red Devils outslugged Gleason 10-8.
SF rallied from an 8-4 deficit with a five-run fourth and overcame seven errors to improve to 8-12 heading into today’s home game against Carlisle County.
The remainder of Thursday’s local diamond schedule was called off with threatening weather looming.
Union City will make up its baseball game at Trinity Christian Academy next Thursday, while the Lady Tornado softball team has rescheduled its home game against Halls for Wednesday.
Obion Central’s softball game vs. Haywood at Troy was pushed back until April 30 when Senior Night activities will be celebrated.
The Rebels’ baseball contest at Blytheville (Ark.) has been tentatively slated for April 29.
South Fulton’s softball matchup at home against Humboldt was scratched for a second time Thursday and is now scheduled to be played Wednesday at 5 o’clock.
Today’s scheduled slate in addition to the SF-Carlisle County game has OC at Westview in baseball. Softball-wise, Obion Central is on the road for a fifth weekend this season, playing in the Waverly Diamond Classic at Dickson today and Saturday.
SF 10, Gleason 8
Perhaps watching the skies instead of the ball, the two teams combined for 12 errors Thursday.
Tyler Morris’ two-run homer highlighted South Fulton’s comeback and was part of a 3-for-3 day at the plate for the Red Devil junior that also included a double and two runs scored.
Curtis Cathey went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while Ryan Prince had two singles and drove in a run.
Kody Davidson scored three times for the victors.
Cathey picked up his second pitching win in six decisions with five innings of work in when he allowed just two earned runs with six strikeouts.
Austin Hazlewood tossed a scoreless sixth, while Price pitched the seventh with two strikeouts to earn the save.
Today’s game vs. Carlisle County is slated to begin at 5:30.

Published in The Messenger 4.19.13

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