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Tryouts scheduled
for UCHS baseball

Tryouts for the 2014 Union City High School baseball team will be held Tuesday at noon at L.H. Ladd Field/Elam Stadium.
All players must audition for next year’s team — whether they were on this year’s squad or not.
Players need to bring their own workout gear.

SF Booster Club
will elect officers

The South Fulton Middle School and High School Athletic Booster Club will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school library.
Election of next school year’s officers will be a part of the agenda.
All members, prospective members, parents, coaches, administrators and supporters of South Fulton Middle School and High School athletes and cheerleaders are urged to attend, according to a club spokesman.

Youth hoops camp
slated for DSCC

Dyersburg State Community College will be hosting a Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls on June 24-28 from 8-11:30 a.m. each day.
The camp is open to children who will be entering 2nd through 6th grades in the fall. Registration is $50 if registered by June 10th or $60 after June 10th.
The camp is designed for players who are exploring their first interest in basketball or for those wanting to further their skills.
Participants will receive a free camp shirt and basketball.
For more information, contact coach Rian Puckett at or call (731) 288-7742.

Austin Peay 3-peats
in OVC baseball

No. 2 seed Austin Peay defeated No. 5 seed Eastern Kentucky 6-3 to capture the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball tournament championship on Satur-day at The Ballpark at Jackson.
With the victory, Austin Peay (45-13) earned the OVC’s automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.
It is the sixth overall OVC Tournament Championship and third straight for Austin Peay, joining titles the Governors won in 1996, 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2012.
The Govs are the first OVC team to three-peat since Middle Tennessee won three-straight from 1990-92.
Austin Peay, ranked No. 26 in the NCBWA Top 30, enters the NCAA Tournament having won 15 in a row and 19 of its last 20.

LSU tops Vandy
for SEC crown

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Chris Sciambra’s single in the top of the 11th inning scored Jared Foster and lifted LSU to a 5-4 victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game.
It was the Tigers’ first hit in 62⁄3 innings against Vandy relievers. LSU (52-9) claimed its SEC-best 10th tournament title in a battle of the top two seeds and teams that figure to be among the favorites to contend for a national title.
The Commodores (51-9) have lost in the championship game the past three years and are 0-4 since winning in 2007.
Foster was hit by a pitch from reliever Brian Miller with one out and stole second. Sciambra, batting for Andrew Stevenson, singled up the middle and the throw to the plate was off line.
LSU closer Chris Cotton (4-1) got three straight groundouts in the ninth.

Published in The Messenger 5.27.13

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