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Blurton throws no-hitter in Sikeston victory

Thursday, September 23, 2004

TAMMS, Ill. -- The Sikeston softball team improved to 11-4 on the season behind Allison Blurton's second no-hitter of the season, blanking Egyptian 11-0 in five innings.

Blurton struck out seven and walked three in getting the win.

"Blurton's performance was excellent," said Sikeston coach Tiffany Glastetter. "They couldn't catch up to her fastball. She did great on the mound."

Sikeston opened up with five runs in the top of the first and put the game out of reach with a run in the third and five more runs in the fourth.

Paige Silverthorn went 3-4 and Blurton went 3-4 with a double. Others were Molly Brinkmeyer (2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs), Erin Wibbenmeyer (2-4), Julie Annesser (2-4, 2 2B), Barb Hobbs (2-3, RBI), Beth Ziegenhorn (1-3, RBI), Aly Friend (1-4, RBI), Kashe Hudson (1-3, RBI) and Elizabeth Heeb (1-1, RBI).

The win by Sikeston snaps a two-game losing streak.

"The girls were really pumped up and knew we had to get out of this slump," said Glastetter. "On the way over they talked about some things and were ready to go by game time."

Sikeston will host Notre Dame today at 4 p.m. in a makeup game.

DONGOLA, Ill. -- The Kelly Lady Hawks improved to 15-5 on the season with a 6-0 victory against Dongola.

Kelly Essner was one out away from a perfect game before walking a batter and then allowing a single, but she was able to preserve the shutout.

"She knew she had a perfect game going but she said she didn't think about it until she walked that batter," said Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge. "Then it hit her." Essner struck out 13 in seven innings to improve her personal record to 9-1.

Kelly was led in hitting by Whitney Beggs, who went 3-4 with a double and an RBI. Others were Mindy Robert (2-4, RBI), Stephanie Hency (2-4) and Brittany Ponder (2-3).

"Dongola has a pretty young pitcher, but I was impressed with the way we put it in play today," said Ratledge. "We were getting some hits in the gaps so hopefully we can continue that."

Kelly will play at Perryville on Friday at 4 p.m.

TENNIS

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team blanked Chaffee on Wednesday, 9-0.

"This was a good matchup up and down the lineup," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "All the girls played well today."

Sikeston will play at Kennett today at 4 p.m.

Singles

1. Jenni DeWitt def. Shelby Rice, 8-0.

2. Chelsea Gilliland def. Tara Propst, 8-0.

3. Tess Marshall def. Stefanie Whitaker, 8-1.

4. Brittney Bohannon def. Brittney Koch, 8-2.

5. Emily Bowman def. Amber Rhoda, 8-0.

6. Jessica Colwick def. Amber Burton, 8-3.

Doubles

1. DeWitt/Gilliland def. Rice/Whitaker, 8-0.

2. Bowman/Bohannon def. Propst/Koch, 8-4.

3. Marshall/Colwick def. Rhoda/Burton, 8-1.

CHARLESTON - The Charleston Lady Bluejays tennis team improved to 8-0 on the season with a 9-0 shutout of Caruthersville on Wednesday.

"I was pleased -- we played a little smarter in doubles," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "All the girls played hard. That's all you can ask."

Charleston will play at Chaffee today at 4 p.m.

Singles

1. Kara True def. Whitney Nelson, 8-2.

2. Kamyia Sager def. Anna Elise Summers, 8-2.

3. Kati Luehmann def. Leslie Gayle, 8-2

4. Laura Burton def. Amanda Bradley, 8-1.

5. Rebecca Rolwing def. Jana Creed, 8-2.

6. Mandy Shankle def. Miranda Bradley, 8-3.

Doubles

1. True/Sager def. Nelson/Creed, 8-1.

2. Luehmann/Shankle def. Summers/Gayle, 8-1.

3. Ashley Shands/Allison DeField def. Bradley/Bradley, 8-4.

JV winners

doubles: Virginia Burke/Jennifer Rolwing, Kayla McKenzie/Elizabeth Matthews, Emily Dugan/Tara Triplett. singles: Allison DeField, Lindsey Burke, Jessie Duenne, Elizabeth Ann Moxley, Jade Schwieger

CHAFFEE - The Oran Lady Eagles volleyball team improved to 6-7-1 on the season by sweeping Chaffee in straight sets, 25-11, 25-13.

Courtney Nenninger led Oran with seven blocks and three kills. Amanda Eftink had three blocks and five kills.

Oran is now 4-3 in conference play and will play at Woodland Friday at 6 p.m.

Oran's junior varsity (3-2) beat Chaffee's JV 25-13, 25-17.