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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Kelly records sixth shutout

Friday, April 12, 2002

BENTON -- Another game, another shutout for Kelly.

The Lady Hawks improved to 6-0 on Thursday with a 13-0 victory over Meadow Heights, remaining unscored upon in the spring season.

"The girls hit the ball a lot better today than they did yesterday," said Kelly coach Rhonda Evans. "We had a lot of line drive shots."

Whitney Beggs pitched the first three innings for Kelly, allowing no hits or walks with seven strikeouts. Michelle Collins threw the final two frames, giving up one hit and two walks with five Ks.

Meadow Heights used four different pitchers, using one per inning against Kelly's potent lineup.

Minch was charged with the loss.

At the plate for Kelly, Andrea Kluesner was 2-for-2 with two doubles and four RBIs. Collins was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Whitney Beggs was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Other hits came from Jessica Burnett, Allison Johnson, Kristin Harper, Christy Kluesner, Jane Ruff, Sarah Essner and Ashley Kern.

For Meadow Heights, Bollinger had the team's only hit.

"Their pitchers got the ball across the plate, but one area (Meadow Heights) was lacking was their hitting," said Evans. "You've got to have that."

Kelly (6-0) will travel to Portageville next Tuesday.

DEXTER -- New Madrid County Central standout Heather Robey pitched her third no-hitter of the season on Thursday, leading the Lady Eagles to a 15-0 win over Dexter.

Robey struck out nine batters while allowing two walks with one hit batter. On the year she has a record of 5-0 with three perfect games.

"(Dexter) was probably the best team we've played this year," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "They make the routine plays and they play good defense. It was a good game for us."

NMCC plated the 15 runs on 13 hits. Lauren Daniels was 4-for-4 with two runs scored. Morgan Hodges was 2-for-3 with a run and Jenni Glenn was 2-for-3 with two runs.

Other hits came from Autumn Walker, Robey, Renita Hamilton, Abby Sexton and Ashley Gantner.

"When you get 13 hits in three innings, you're doing pretty good," said Rogers. "We've got good speed and we've got an ace pitcher."

Dexter's Bennett was charged with the loss.

NMCC (8-0) will travel to Caruthersville today for a doubleheader.

BLOOMFIELD -- Oran's softball team picked up its fourth win of the spring on Thursday, beating Bloomfield 6-2 in seven innings.

Jami Pobst picked up the complete-game win. She allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk. She recorded seven strikeouts, improving her personal record to 4-0.

"(Pobst) has been real consistent," said Oran coach Travis Spane. "She's throwing strikes and she's not walking many. She did some nice work on the mound today."

At the plate, Oran finished with nine hits. Tori St. Cin and Alicia Webb were both 2-for-3. Erica Dirnberger was 2-for-4. Ashley Dirnberger, Lexi Todt and Daniel Klipfel also had hits.

Bloomfield's Hicks was charged with the loss.

"We started off kind of slow, but we got a few runs when we needed them," said Spane. "It was nice to pick up a win over a good Bloomfield team."

Oran (4-1-1) will travel to Scott Central next Tuesday.

PORTAGEVILLE -- Red-hot Scott City won its fourth straight game on Thursday, hammering Portageville 12-3.

The Lady Rams were dynamite at the plate again, plating the 12 runs on 10 hits.

"It was a good win," said Scott City coach Sally O'Brien. "We've got a winning streak going. I'm very happy that we've finally come around at the plate. We weren't hitting the ball at all at first, but we had some solid hits today."

Scott City hitters were Audrey Heisserer, Megan Ressel, Ashton Phillips, Shana Wadlington, Amanda O'Brien, Makenzie Cartwright, Britne Amick, Alana Newell, Jessica Warren, and Amy Young.

Young also pitched for the Lady Rams, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks. She recorded 12 strikeouts.

Portageville's Alyson Crafton was charged with the loss. She went the distance for the Lady Bulldogs, allowing seven walks with four strikeouts.

Portageville's four hits came from St. Mary, Crafton, Megan Reinhart and Brasher.

Scott City (4-2-1) will host Delta today at 4 p.m.