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NMCC sweeps; Kelly posts third straight shutout

Friday, April 5, 2002

Softball Roundup

WARDELL -- New Madrid County Central's softball team swept North Pemiscot in a doubleheader on Thursday, winning the first game 19-0 and the second 13-7.

"It was just good to get the games in," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "We've been off for a week and hadn't practiced or anything. It was a little cool, but the field was playable. The girls hung in there and we got two wins."

The first game lasted just three innings. Heather Robey pitched the three frames for the Lady Eagles, allowing no runs or hits with one walk.

"Heather threw another good ballgame for us, which she is going to do," said Rogers.

NMCC plated the 19 runs on seven hits. Robey was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Morgan Hodges was 2-for-3 with a run, and Autumn Walker was 1-for-2 with three runs.

Jenni Glenn and Jessica Gist were both 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

North Pemiscot's Boatwright was charged with the loss.

In the second game, NMCC defeated the Lady Mustangs 13-7.

Sarah Fowler pitched all five innings, giving up five hits and five walks with five strikeouts.

"Sarah Fowler came in and pitched a good second game," said Rogers. "We made a few too many errors, but a lot of that was from not being out on the field."

At the plate, Robey was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and Abby Sexton was 1-for-2 with two runs. Lauren Daniels and Laura Carter each contributed a hit.

North Pemiscot's Hoggard was charged with the loss. Bullock was the team's only multiple-hitter with two.

NMCC (4-0) will host Campbell next Tuesday for a doubleheader.

BENTON -- Kelly added another shutout to the list on Thursday, beating Charleston 10-0 in five innings. The Lady Hawks have held their first three opponents of the season scoreless.

"We've got three games under our belt and it's a scoreless season so far for our opponents," said Kelly coach Rhonda Evans. "Hopefully we can continue playing well and hitting the ball hard."

Kelly and Dana Essner combined to throw a no-hitter. Kelly, a freshman, pitched the first three innings, allowing one walk with eight strikeouts. Dana threw the final two frames, giving up one walk with three strikeouts.

"I can go pretty deep with my pitchers," said Evans. "I've got one junior and three freshman that I can rotate at any time. They all handle the ball really well."

Kelly scored the 10 runs on six hits and 11 walks. The Lady Hawks saw hits from Jessica Burnett, Sarah Essner, Whitney Beggs, Andrea Kluesner, Cara Menz and Bethany Beggs.

Charleston's Rebecca Wallace was charged with the loss.

Kelly (3-0) will host Scott Central today at 4 p.m.

MORLEY -- Chaffee made quick work of Scott Central on Thursday, whipping the Bravettes in three innings, 23-0.

"We really wanted to get something positive out of the game, and prepare for tomorrow's game against Advance," said Chaffee coach Mark Devenport. "I was real pleased with our efforts today."

Chaffee scored 12 runs in the top of the first, 10 in the top of the second, then one in the third.

Abby Walter pitched all three frames for Chaffee, allowing no runs or hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.

Mallory Kiefer had a big day at the plate, batting 3-for-3 with five RBIs and a grandslam in the top of the second inning. Kate Pfefferkorn was also 3-for-3. Brandy Snider was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Samantha Hendrix was 2-for-3 with four RBIs. Ashley Graham, Callie Meyr and Lindsey Everett also had hits.

Scott Central's Jaci Monroe was charged with the loss. Chaffee (4-0) will travel to Advance at 4 p.m. today.

"In the past they've been a real solid ballclub," said Devenport. "Last year we had a real tough game from them. I'm expecting a tough test."

SCOTT CITY -- Shanna Wadlington struck out 13 batters in Thursday's 9-1 win over Oran.

Scott City's standout sophomore allowed just two hits and five walks along with the 13 Ks, leading the Lady Rams to their first win of the season.

"It was nice to see our bats come alive," said Scott City coach Sally O'Brien. "We haven't been hitting very well, but we did today. And Shanna Wadlington was impressive pitching."

At the plate, Brittany Amick and Emily Miller paced Scott City with two hits each. Megan Ressel, Audrey Heisserer, Wadlington and Kayla Smith each contributed one.

Teresa Hodges pitched the first four innings for Oran, allowing five runs on three hits and five walks. She also recorded two strikeouts before leaving the game after getting hit in the hand.

Jamie Pobst threw the rest of the game for the Lady Eagles, giving up four runs, five hits and three walks with three strikeouts.

Hodges and Erica Dirnberger had Oran's two hits.

Scott City (1-2-1) will travel to Dexter today at 4:15 p.m. Oran (1-1-1) will host Charleston at 4 p.m.

ESSEX -- After four rainouts, Richland's softball team finally played its first game of the season Thursday, losing to Bernie 23-4 in five innings.

Samantha Wise pitched all five innings for the Lady Rebels and was charged with the loss.

"We looked a lot better than I thought we were going to," said Richland coach Bob Marshall. "I honestly believe when we start putting it together, we're going to win quite a few games."

At the plate, Wise and Tyla Ritter each went 2-for-3.

Richland (0-1) will travel to Bell City on Monday for a 4 p.m. game.