Lady Devils Obion County Champs

by Benita Fuzzell
The 2022 South Fulton Middle School Lady Red Devils won the Obion County Middle School Softball Championship Sept. 24. (Photo submitted) The 2022 South Fulton Middle School Lady Red Devils won the Obion County Middle School Softball Championship Sept. 24. (Photo submitted)

South Fulton Middle School’s Lady Red Devils captured the Obion County Middle School Softball Tournament crown on Saturday, defeating Ridgemont Lady Mustangs 24-3, Hillcrest Lady Cougars, 3-2 and Lake Road’s Lady Generals, 7-1.

In the contest against HIllcrest, South Fulton scored two runs in the first and one in the fifth, holding the Lady Cougars to two runs in the sixth and final inning of play.

Audriana Mullcahy was on the mound for the Lady Devils, striking out eight, and allowing only two hits.

Runs were scored by Alli McFarland, Gabi Long and Lillie Martin.

McFarland, Long, Mulcahy, Avery Faulkner and Abby Bellamy had hits for South Fulton, with Bellamy make contact two out of two times at bat.

In the battle against Ridgemont, Mulcahy shared the mound with Emma Williams, with Mulcahy pitching two innings and Williams, one. Mulcahy struck out four and allowed two hits.

The Lady Devils began the first inning with five runs, then poured it on for 19 runs in the second inning, holding the Lady Mustangs to just three runs total in the first.

Faulkner, was three for three at bat, as was Mulcahy. Audrey Redden went two for three at bat, as did Carlisle Lusk. Long, Serenity Copper, Shelby Stevens and Bellamy also recorded hits in the win.

Crossing the plate for runs were McFarland, Lusk, Bellamy and Stevens with two, Long, Mulcahy, Redden, Faulkner, Copper with three and Williams with one.

With six innings played and the Lady Generals held to one run in the sixth, the Lady Devils scored once in the first and third inning, with a powerful fifth inning five run tally, for the win, 7-1.

Mulcahy pitched all six innings, allowing four hits and one run, striking out six.

Mulcahy and Stevens made contact at bat, with runs scored by McFarland, and Stevens, two each, and Mulcahy, Copper and Martin, one run each.

South Fulton Middle School’s Lady Devils’ Softball team began last week’s schedule with a shut-out of Martin’s Lady Chargers, 16-0 Sept. 19.

Audriana Mulcahy struck out 10, and allowed no hits or runs.

Martin Middle’s Stocton pitched two innings, allowed seven hits and 11 runs, and struck out four. Hayden pitched one inning and Wilson, less than half an inning.

Alli McFarland scored three runs, with Gabi Long, Audriana Mulcahy, Carlisle Lusk, Serenity Copper, and Abby Bellamy scoring two runs a piece for the Lady Devils. Team mates Avery Faulkner, Shelby Stevens and Lilie Martin each crossed the plate once.

HIts were banked by Mulcahy, Redden, each with two, and one hit from McFarland, Long, Faulkner, Stevens and Bellamy. Long had four RBIs, Mulcahy had three, Redden, two, and Stevens and McFarland, one.

After last Monday’s win, the Lady Devils recorded split decisions against Ridgemont Lady Mustangs, winning 14-4 and Martin Middle, losing 14-3.

Against Ridgemont, South Fulton scored five runs in the first inning, two in the second, three in the third and four in the fourth, holding the Lady Mustangs to their only four runs of the game, coming in the second inning.

Mulcahy was the winning pitcher with four hits and four strike-outs.

Mulcahy also had three hits and two runs for the Lady Devils, plus four RBIs.

Long, Lusk and Copper had a hit each in the game, with runs scored by McFarland, one, Long, three, Redden, one, Faulkner, one, Lusk, two, Copper, one and Martin, three. Copper had two RBIs and Long, Redden, Lusk and Stevens each had one RBI.

The outcome last week was different when the Lady Devils competed against Martin Middle, held to three runs in the third inning, out of four innings played.

Faulkner was on the mound for the Lady Devils, striking out two and giving up six hits.

McFarland, Long and Mulcahy scored the runs for South Fulton. Mulcahy, Faulkner and Copper had the hits against Martin. Faulkner also had two RBIs.

The Lady Red Devils’ Softball team recorded a win against Union City’s Lady Tornados Sept. 15, following a pair of losses to Dresden’s Lady Lions and Hillcrest’s Lady Cougars, Sept. 12 and 13, respectively.

Against Union City, Audriana Mulcahy was on the mound, allowing one hit, three earned runs and striking out 10.

S. Dugger, Union City’s pitcher, struck out one Lady Devil and gave up nine hits, with three earned runs.

For South Fulton, Alli McFarland, Gabi Long and Avery Faulkner had two hits a piece, with Audrey Redden, Serenity Copper and Abby Bellamy each recording a hit in the game.

McFarland scored three runs, Copper, two, and Mulcahy, Redden, and Lilie, one run each.

The Lady Devils scored one run in the first, one in the second, two more in the third and four runs in the fourth, for their 8-6 win.

The Lady Tornados failed to score in the second and fourth innings, bringing in two runs in the first, three in the third and one in the fifth.

In the game versus Hillcrest, Sept. 13, South Fulton’s Mulcahy and HIllcrest’s J. Poore were on the mound.

Mulcahy fanned six, gave up seven hits and had five earned runs. Poore struck out 13 at the plate, and gave up three hits.

Lady Devils McFarland and Redden had one and two hits, respectively, with McFarland scoring two runs and Mulcahy crossing the plate once, in the 6-3 win for the Lady Cougars.

South Fulton’s loss at the hands of the Dresden Lady Lions Sept. 12, was shared by pitchers Avery Faulkner and Audriana Mulcahy, with two innings pitched by each.

Faulkner struck out one, gave up two hits, while Mulcahy struck out three and gave up one hit, in the 14-5 loss by the Lady Devils at the hands of Dresden.

Gabi Long and Serenity Copper each had a hit and a run, as did Audrey Redden. Mulcahy had two hits and a run, and Carlisle Lusk, two hits for the Lady Devils.