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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

NMCC beats Caruthersville in both ends of double dip

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

NMCC outfielder Ashley Gantner prepares to scoop up a ball.
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central's softball team added two more wins to its undefeated record on Tuesday, sweeping Caruthersville in a doubleheader.

"It was a beautiful day to play ball," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "We got everybody in and got both of our pitchers some work. It was good to get two wins under our belt."

NMCC (15-0) won the first game 5-1, with Karrah Tanner picking up the win. In five innings of work, the freshman allowed two hits and one walk with four strikeouts. She improves to 6-0 on the year.

The Lady Eagles plated the five runs on five hits from Lauren Daniels, Heather Robey, Morgan Hodges, Jenni Glenn and Abby Sexton.

Caruthersville's Johnson was charged with the loss.

"(Caruthersville) is young," said Rogers. "They've only got one senior, but they play better every time we face them. We had some timely hitting and they had a few walks and errors, but they're improving every year. We had to work a little in the first game."

In the second game, staff ace Heather Robey threw her second perfect game of the season in a 15-0 victory. She struck out eight of the nine batters she faced in three innings, allowing no hits or walks.

NMCC saw five hits from Jessica Gist, Christine Jones, Robey, Heather Redd and Sarah Fowler.

Caruthersville's Creakmoore took the loss.

NMCC will travel to Charleston on Thursday, then will host East Prairie on Friday.

EAST PRAIRIE -- Dana Essner was 3-for-3 with four RBIs, leading Kelly to a 14-0 win over East Prairie on Tuesday. Christy Kluesner also had a big day, batting 2-for-2 with three RBIs. The Lady Hawks were able to take care of business in four innings, improving to 10-0 on the year.

"(Essner and Kluesner) both pulled through," said Kelly coach Rhonda Evans. "When you get up to the plate, your job is to move the runners, and that's what they both did."

Ashley Rockett was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Other hits came from Monica Senciboy, Kelly Essner, Sarah Essner, Whitney Beggs and Kristin Harper.

"In the last two games, we haven't had any strikeouts," noted Evans. "That's a positive sign. We also played good defense today."

Kelly Essner pitched the first two innings for the Lady Hawks, allowing one hit and one walk with four strikeouts. Michelle Collins threw the final two frames with three Ks. East Prairie's Meghen Massey was charged with the loss. Holdiness had the team's only hit.

Kelly (10-0) will travel to Twin Rivers today at 4 p.m.

CHAFFEE -- Chaffee's softball team suffered its second loss of the season Tuesday, falling 9-5 to Oak Ridge.

The Lady Red Devils were missing five starters due to an FBLA event, but head coach Mark Devenport offered up no excuses. "We really had to shuffle the lineup to get the game in, but I don't want to take anything away from Oak Ridge," he said. "They played well and they've got a good ballclub. This is a big win for them."

Chaffee took a 5-4 lead into the sixth inning, but saw Oak Ridge score three in the sixth and two in the seventh. The Lady Red Devils had runners on base in the final two frames but failed to push them across home plate.

Chaffee's Shannon Hampton was charged with the loss. She went the distance, allowing 13 hits and six walks with eight strikeouts.

Abby Walter paced the Lady Devils at the plate, batting 3-for-3. Other hits came from Hampton, Crystal Morgan, Brandie Snider, Brittany Bennett and Chanda Wood.

"Overall, I was real proud of my kids," said Devenport. "For the experience we had on the field and the time we had to prepared, I was pleased."

Oak Ridge's Glueck picked up the win. The Lady Bluejays saw multiple hits from Meyers, Feiter, Glueck and Ludwig. Oak Ridge improves to 5-3 with Tuesday's win.

Chaffee (7-2) will travel to Scott City today at 4 p.m.

ORAN -- Oran's softball team posted its third consecutive victory on Tuesday, hammering Kingston 15-0 in three innings.

Daniel Klipfel ended the contest in the bottom of the third, clearing the bases with an in-the-park grand slam. Jamie Pobst also had a big day at the plate, batting 2-for-3 with a triple.

Other hits came from Tori St. Cin, Ashley Dirnberger and Alicia Webb.

"We put the ball in play and got some big hits from different people today," said Oran coach Travis Spane. "We're playing pretty good right now."

Pobst picked up the win, throwing a no hitter. She gave up two walks with five strikeouts.

"Jamie threw an outstanding game," said Spane. "She has pitched well for us all year, and she stepped up with another good one. When (Kingston) did put the ball in play, we fielded well behind her."

Kingston's Hoefelmann was charged with the loss.

Oran (6-1-1) has a tough road ahead. The Lady Eagles will face Kelly on Monday, NMCC on Tuesday, Leopold on Wednesday, then Chaffee on Friday.

SCOTT CITY -- Amy Young threw a one-hitter as Scott City blanked Charleston 10-0 in five innings on Tuesday.

The senior went the distance for the Lady Rams, issuing three walks and one hit with eight strikeouts.

Charleston's pitching didn't fare quite as will, handing out 16 walks.

Sarah Dugan was charged with the loss. Starr had the team's only hit. Scott City hitters were Amanda O'Brien, Kyla Smith and Sidney Baer.

"We seemed to play good defense when (Charleston) hit the ball," said Scott City coach Sally O'Brien. "And the girls were patient with the bats."

Scott City (7-4-1) will host Chaffee today at 4 p.m. Earlier in the month, Scott City handed Chaffee its first loss.

"I'm sure they will be ready for us," said O'Brien. "I expect it to be a good game."

ESSEX -- Tyla Ritter was 5-for-5 with three doubles and Samantha Wise was 4-for-4 with two doubles in Richland's 24-11 win over lowly Scott Central on Tuesday.

The Lady Rebels have now won two games in a row.

"I think the girls are coming together real well now," said Richland coach Bob Marshall. "We're a young team and we're starting to gel a little bit. The girls have won two in a row and they're starting to get their confidence up."

Richland had several of its regulars out of town and was forced to start third-stringers. Still, everybody in the lineup contributed with a hit.

Wise picked up the win, allowing three walks with six strikeouts.

Richland (2-6) will travel to Advance today for a 4 p.m. game.