Weather: Best of the West Tournament
The Lady Tigers took on Weatherford in the first round of the Weatherford Tournament, Thursday, April 6th. Union City struggled offensively, only earning one run to Weatherford’s’ eleven. (Sr.) Caitlyn Poage brought home the only run in the game by fielder’s choice scoring (Sr.) Kennedy Sepulvado. The ladies took the loss, but looked forward to a rematch with Minco in the next game.
Union City faced the Minco Bulldogs in the second game of the day. The ladies looked to get revenge on the Bulldogs after the recent 6-3 loss. Strong defense from both teams kept the score 0-0 until late in the third. The Lady Tigers fell 4-0 to Minco. Union City would then go on to play Norman North in hopes to stay in the tournament.
In the third and what could be the final game of the day, Union City faced off with Norman North. UC got an early start to the game earning a 4-0 lead. Norman North tied the score at 4-4 later on in the game. The Lady Tigers couldn’t manage to keep up with the Timberwolves as Norman went on a 7-0 run to win the game 11-4. The Lady Tigers ended the tournament with an 9-12 record. (Fr.) Brionah O’Neal led UC with many base hits throughout the day followed closely by (Sr.) Morgan Englebretson.
Union City will be back in action Monday, April 10th against Geary starting at 4:30.