If only they were all so easy.
Both Union City and South Fulton twice hammered outclassed foes Tuesday — the Lady Tornadoes whipping Bradford 11-1 and 16-0, and SF thumping Greenfield 15-1 and 10-0.
The two local entries — tied for the top spot in District 14A with less than a week left in the regular season — both have makeup dates today that could alter the seeding for the upcoming postseason tournament.
UC hosts Halls at 5:30, while South Fulton will play three games at Trenton — one vs. host Peabody, and then a doubleheader vs. Humboldt immediately afterward.
In other games Tuesday, Obion Central split a pair of games, beating Halls 6-1, then losing an 8-7 decision to Covington in 10 innings.
A recap is as follows:
UC 11-16, Bradford 1-0
Sadie Hollis recorded all nine outs via strikeout in her three innings on the mound and went 3-for-3 with a double and a RBI at the plate in Game 1 to pace Union City.
Ashley Faught went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs batted in, while Tory Reedy also had three RBIs and a double. Essence Ware was perfect in two at-bats, while Caroline Chism and Brittany Parker both had two-base knocks.
Ivey Westbrook finished up the victory in the pitching circle, fanning two.
The nightcap lasted just two innings with Parker and Bettye Claire Beachum leading the offensive onslaught with three hits and three RBIs apiece. Reedy also had three more ribbies with a single and a triple.
Both Chism and Faught each singled, doubled and drove in two.
Parker was the winning pitcher.
The Lady Tornadoes improved to 14-5 with the sweep.
SF 15-10, Greenfield 1-0
The Red Devilettes didn’t spend a lot of time on Greenfield, winning the first game in five innings and wrapping up the second game in just three frames.
Aalia Bivens had the big hits in the opener with a home run and double, driving in five runs, while winning pitcher Kristen Crocker helped herself with a double, single and two RBI.
Sara Reams doubled twice and drove in a run.
Crocker struck out two and walked two while giving up three hits.
South Fulton had 15 hits and took advantage of seven Lady Yellowjacket errors.
In the nightcap, Bivens was 2-for-2 with an RBI, and Reams doubled and drove in three runs for SF.
Sierra Coley claimed the pitching win with two strikeouts, two walks and one hit allowed.
SF is 15-8 heading into today’s games.
Obion Central 6, Halls 1
A five-run third broke a 1-all tie and propelled the Lady Rebels to a victory at Halls before they continued a roadtrip to Covington.
Rachel Jones went 3-for-4 with a triple, Carly Whipple had a double among her three hits to go along with a RBI and Alex Wilson knocked home two runs for Central.
Megen Gargus went 2-for-4 to contribute to the 13-hit Obion Central attack, while Emily Pickard and Ashyln Runions both doubled, Runions driving in a run.
Paige Russell was the winning pitcher.
Covington 8, OC 7
Central (14-12-2) forced extra innings by scoring in the seventh, then took a 7-6 lead in the 10th before the host team scored twice to record the comeback triumph.
Wilson, Callis Johnson and Robin Lewis all chased home a pair of runs, Wilson and Lewis collecting two hits, including a double.
Whipple went 2-for-3 and Pickard 2-for-4.
Baylie Boucher took the pitching loss.
OC will next play on Thursday at Haywood.
Published in The Messenger 4.24.13