Weekly Blast

Week of 5/9/16

Union City Takes the County Championship

The Randolph County Baseball Tourney was held at the Union City Jr./Sr. High School this year, and Saturday morning turned out to be a great day for the semi-final and final games. Only the Indians were left standing at the end of the tourney, taking this years championship.

The Indians first had to face a good and fundamentally sound Monroe Central Bears team. Both teams had a strong showing from their pitchers. Both teams sent out senior hurlers to the hill - Beau Combs for the Golden Bears and Bailey Hughes for the Indians.

The Bears struck first, scoring one run in the bottom of the first inning. Combs then held the Indians scoreless for the first five innings. The Indians bats finally came alive in the the top of the sixth inning, scoring 3 runs to take the lead. Monroe Central came back in the bottom of the sixth inning and scored one run to trail by one, 3-2. Hughes shut the door in the seventh inning, to give the Indians the victory.

Hughes pitched a gem for the Indians. Hughes gave up one earned run, on 3 hits, while striking out 10 of the Golden Bears.

The Indians offense was led by Cameron Luster, (Fr), who went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's.

The championship game featured the Indians going up against the Randolph Southern Rebels. Again, the Indians received a strong performance from their pitcher. This time Trevor Spence, (So), got the nod and came through big for Union City.

Spence pitched all five innings for the Indians, giving up only 1 hit and striking out 2 Rebels.

The Indians bats exploded in the championship contest, putting up 14 hits. The Indians were led by Tyler Thornhill, (Jr) and Jacob Fulk, (So), who both put up 3 hits each. Thornhill knocked in 3 Indians runs, while Fulk knocked in 2. Zach Bradbury, (So), Trevor Spence, (So), and Bailey Hughes, (Sr), each added two hits. One of Hughes' hits was a deep bomb over the center field fence for his second home run of the season.

The Indians beat the Rebels, 13 - 2 in five innings, taking the County Championship for only the second time in school history.

"Watching our guys play like this is what makes baseball so great," said UC Coach Bill Bradbury. "We've had our ups and downs this year, but they have worked very hard, and we put it all together today. We had it all working - pitching, fielding, base running, and hitting. I absolutely could not be any prouder of my guys."

The last, and only other time the Indians have won the Randolph County Baseball Tourney was in 1987. The Indians move to 8 - 4 on the season, and will be on the road to face Cambridge City - Lincoln in a conference match up.

More Changes and Cancellations for the Spring

JH Track 5/10/16 at Driver Time Change meet will start at 4:30 PM.

Varsity Softball 5/11/16 at Centerville 5:00 PM rescheduled from 4/21/16 rain out.

JV Baseball 5/11/16 with Winchester 5:00 PM. Moved from 5/20/16 due to playing Wapahani on the 20th.

Varsity and JV Softball 5/13/16 at Muncie Central is now a Varsity/JV doubleheader varsity will play first at 5:00 PM

Varsity Baseball 5/14/16 the Dylan Williams Wood Bat Invitational will be rescheduled to Saturday 5/14/16 in place of the doubleheader with South Adams.

Varsity Softball 5/16/16 with Hagerstown 5:00 PM rescheduled from 5/2/16 rain out.

Varsity Baseball 5/17/16 at Earlham College against New Castle. New Game

JV Baseball 5/20/16 with Wapahani 5:00 PM. New game

Revisied Dates Summer Moratorium at Union City June 30th-July 12th

If you are wondering when you could take a vacation this summer and your student /athlete would not miss any practices or events for his or her athletic teams. Union City is going to observe a two week Moratorium this summer. The dates that the coaches are not allowed to schedule practices or have any contact with the athletes will be Thursday June 30th through Tuesday July 12th. So these two weeks will be a great time to schedule some family time with the knowledge that the athlete will not miss any events. If you have any questions regarding moratorium don't hesitate to call the AD office at 765-964-4840 Ext. #122.