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Oran blisters Charleston, 25-8

Sunday, April 7, 2002

ORAN -- Nathan Seyer blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning Friday, leading Oran to a 25-8 win over Charleston in five innings.

Seyer finished the game 4-for-4 with six RBIs.

Tyler Nelson pitched the first three innings for Oran and struggled in the second frame, as Charleston took a surprising 7-2 lead on the 1A power. The Eagles were able to rally though, eventually forcing the mercy rule.

Nelson faced 18 batters, allowing seven runs on four hits and one walk with five strikeouts.

Ryne Wood threw the final two innings, giving up one run on three hits and one walk with four strikeouts.

Behind Seyer, Joey Bickings was 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs. Tyler Cookson was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Trey Graviett was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Bobby Taylor was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Matt Bucher also contributed a hit.

Charleston's Dustin Smoot was charged with the loss. In four innings of work, he allowed the 25 runs on 14 hits and 11 walks. He recorded five strikeouts.

Smoot paced the Bluejays at the plate, batting 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Paul Brown was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Marcus Dixon, Ryan Ford and Justin Mercer also had hits.

Oran (3-1) will host Oak Ridge on Tuesday.

VARSITY SOFTBALL

ORAN -- Oran's softball team took advantage of seven walks and six errors, beating Charleston 13-3 in five innings on Friday.

"It was good to come back and play this well after losing to Scott City," said Oran coach Travis Spane. "Our defense improved a lot."

The Lady Eagles took control of the game early, plating nine runs in the first inning. Oran scored its 13 runs on just six hits.

Tori St. Cin was 1-for-3 with two stolen bases. Ashley Dirnberger was 1-for-2 with a triple, three stolen bases and two RBIs.

Erica Dirnberger was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a stolen base, and Lexie Todt was 1-for-2 with two steals.

"We took advantage of all the walks in the first inning, and we pieced together some timely hitting from Ashley Dirnberger and a couple others," said Spane. "The effort was really good, the girls played hard. If we can keep playing like we did today, we'll have a pretty good year."

Jami Pobst picked up the win, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks with seven strikeouts.

Charleston's Hunter was charged with the loss. The Lady Bluejays saw hits from Wallace (2-3), Mathis, Medlock, White and Helton.

Oran (2-1-1) will travel to Bloomfield on Tuesday.

ADVANCE -- Chaffee ran its spring softball record to 5-0 on Friday, defeating Advance 13-3 in five innings.

The game was scoreless through the first two innings, before the Lady Red Devils plated 10 runs in the third.

With two outs, a 6-0 lead and the bases loaded, Abby Walter blew the game wide open. She cleared the bases with a double down the third base line and Advance never recovered. Walter finished the game 2-for-2 with three RBIs.

"I was really concerned going into the game," said Chaffee coach Mark Devenport. "The last two or three times we've played Advance, it has been a really tough ballgame. Today we got two or three seeing-eye hits that got them just a little bit rattled and they made two or three mistakes. And once you get things rolling, it has a tendency to pile on. I really feel we beat a quality team today."

On the mound, Shannon Hampton ran her record to 3-0 with a five-inning gem. She allowed three earned runs on just one hit and four walks, taking eight batters down via strikeout. At the plate, Mallory Kiefer was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Ashley Graham, Hampton, Callie Meyr and Lindsey Everett also had hits.

"This was our fourth game in four days this week," said Devenport. "We've definitely gotten our practice in this week."

Advance's Broshuis was charged with the loss. Winchester had the team's only hit.

Chaffee (5-0) will host Scott City on Monday.

DEXTER -- Senior Amy Young showed Scott City has more than just one arm this year, tossing a no-hitter on Dexter Friday afternoon.

She allowed one run, three walks and recorded 12 strikeouts in the win.

"I was very pleased with her performance," said Scott City coach Sally O'Brien. "She did a very good job of mixing up her pitches to keep (Dexter) off balance. Her and Shana (Wadlington) are fine pitchers. We're expecting to have a good season, I'm hoping to finish the season with a lot of wins."

Scott City scored its 16 runs on 16 hits. Rachel Noon was 4-for-5 and Amanda O'Brien was 3-for-4. Shanna Wadlington, Kyla Smith and Young were all 2-for-5.

Brittney Amick, Megan Ressel and Jessica Warren also contributed hits. Dexter's Jessica McClendon was charged with the loss.

Scott City (2-2-1) will travel to Chaffee on Monday.