Monday 15th April 2024

Strong Pitching Propels UC Team To Victories


By Mike Hutchens, UC Schools Communications Director

Inion City, Tenn.–Union City’s Middle School baseball team improved to 3-0 on the young season after edging Martin 2-1 Tuesday.

Jackson Huffstutter drove in both Tornado runs to back the stellar pitching of Brayden Marshall, who tossed a two-hitter and was backed by solid defense. Marshall threw 41 of 72 pitches for strikes, and Martin’s lone run was unearned.

Preston Creswell doubled and singled, and Japeth Caldwell scored both UC runs after reaching via a single and a walk.

Union City will play at Obion County on Thursday afternoon at 5.


UC 7, Milan 2

The Tornadoes got elite pitching for a second straight day as Troy Joslin struck out 11 in six innings to win his Purple and Gold debut. Joslin also doubled and drove in a run to help his own cause.

Kyler Southerland doubled twice, drove in a run, and scored another for UC. Will Ragsdale also went 2-for-4 and scored two times.

Luke Joslin singled and had a RBI for the victors, who scored four times in the fifth to pad their 3-1 lead.

Logan Dawkins got the final three outs on the mound for the Twisters.

Union City (2-0) is scheduled to play at Westview on Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


UC 1, Obion Central 1

Marcos Landeros scored the Tornadoes’ only goal – an unassisted one – and Jayce Rogers turned away eight of nine OC shots to help Union City forge a tie and remain unbeaten with a 2-0-1 mark.

Landeros had five of UC’s seven shots on goal in the match. Juan Carlos Barron and KhaZarion Scates were responsible for the others.

The Twisters led 1-0 at the intermission.

“Defensively, we played very well,” Tornado head coach Travis VanHoose said. “Cohen Robinson and Ka’Jaylon Bell did a great job communicating and organizing our back line.”

Union City plays at Trenton on Thursday at 6 p.m.


Westview 14, UC 3

The Lady Tornadoes were locked in a tight 5-3 game late with the reigning Class 2A state champions until Westview exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning.

Emmaline Qualls went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Mattie Smith had a pair of hits and an RBI for Union City. Kennedi Robinson singled and knocked in a run, and Marlee Theobald had a ribbie.

Addison Carr and Smith took turns in the pitching circle, and Carr was charged with the loss.

UC (0-2) visits Trenton at 5 on Thursday afternoon.


Huntingdon 9, UC 0

Wrigley Harder had Union City’s only shot on goal as the Twisters were blanked for the second straight day.

Huntingdon led 7-0 at halftime.

The Tornadoes play again on Monday, at home, against Martin at 5:30.