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Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Kelly, NMCC softball teams still unbeaten

Thursday, April 11, 2002

DEXTER -- Kelly's season of perfection continued on Wednesday with a 13-0 victory over Dexter.

The Lady Hawks haven't allowed a run in any of their five games this spring and they've given up just two hits.

"We've got good defense and good pitching," said Kelly coach Rhonda Evans. "The girls have done an excellent job. It's easy coaching."

The Lady Hawks scored the 13 runs on 15 hits.

Allison Johnson had a monster day at the plate, batting 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs.

"We had people on just about every time she got up, and she really pulled through and got the girls around," said Evans. "That's what I stress when they go up to the plate. You're not up there for your numbers, you're up there to move the runners. That's what the girls have been doing."

Monica Senciboy was 2-for-2 and Dana Essner was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Freshman Kristin Harper was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Jessica Burnett, Kelly Essner, Ashley Kern, Cara Menz and Jane Ruff also contributed hits.

Dana Essner pitched the first four innings for Kelly, allowing no runs, hits or walks with seven strikeouts. Kelly Essner came in to throw the final inning, giving up one hit, no walks and had two strikeouts.

"The freshmen, the jayvee in the fall, went undefeated so I was expecting a good turnout (this spring)," said Evans. "So far, they've proven me right."

Dexter's McClendon was charged with the loss, striking out one batter while issuing two walks. Parr had the team's only hit.

elly (5-0) will host Meadow Heights today at 4 p.m.

CLARKTON -- New Madrid County Central's softball team scored 16 runs in the top of the fourth inning, clobbering Clarkton 30-1 on Wednesday.

Freshman Karrah Tanner picked up the win, allowing one run on two hits and three walks. She finished with five strikeouts.

"She's been sick and we gave her a couple of days off," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "She threw the ball real well today. We had some awful long innings because they had pitching changes and we scored a lot of runs. There were some innings where she sat a half-hour before she threw. It's hard to keep your mind in the game like that. But for having been sick, missing some practices and being a freshman, she threw the ball real well. She's our No. 2 pitcher. She's going to start throwing every other turn. I think she's going to be a good compliment to Heather (Robey) for us."

At the plate, Christine Jones was 2-for-4 with four runs scored. Renita Hamilton was 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Ashley Brittain was 2-for-2 with four runs and Sarah Fowler was 2-for-4 with two runs.

Jessica Gist and Ashley Wrather also contributed hits. Clarkton's Terry was charged with the loss.

MCC (7-0) will travel to Dexter today at 4 p.m.