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SHS falls to Farmington; junior varsity squad wins

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

FARMINGTON -- Farmington made short work of Sikeston's softball team on Monday, beating the Lady Bulldogs 16-1 in three innings.

"Farmington was really solid when we played them last year in districts," explained Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "I would say they looked even stronger this year."

Farmington (10-6) opened the floodgates early, taking advantage of several hard hits and several Sikeston errors to score 12 runs in the first inning.

Jessica Owens was charged with the loss, allowing 14 hits and one walk with no strikeouts. Freshman Sarah Brewer picked up the win for Farmington.

"Our errors are what killed us," said Hobeck. "(Brewer) had a lot of motion on the ball, but not as much speed as we're used to."

At the plate for Sikeston, Caroline McClung was 1-for-1 with a single, Cindy Valdez was 1-for-2 with a double, and Owens was 1-for-2 with a single.

Sikeston (2-11) will travel to East Carter County today at 4 p.m., a team they defeated earlier in the year.

Sikeston defeated Farmington in a four-inning junior varsity game, 9-1.

Kayla Crocker went the distance for the Lady Bulldogs, allowing no hits and four walks with six strikeouts.

Sikeston's offense was led by Julie Annesser (2-3), and Caroline McClung (2-2).

BENTON - Last week Kelly's defense committed three defensive errors that resulted in a loss to 2A rival Notre Dame.

The Lady Hawks had their chance for redemption when they played host to the Lady Bulldogs on Monday, but again errors thwarted all Kelly hopes as Notre Dame pulled out a 3-2 victory.

Kelly took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning, only to see Notre Dame plate three unearned runs to take a 3-1 advantage. The Lady Hawks managed to score one run in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn't enough to complete the rally.

Kelly had four errors in the game.

"Losing this game was disappointing," said Kelly coach Melanie Heuring. "We were really fired up and ready to play today. We had four errors, and that's what cost us the game. Notre Dame is a really good, and you have to play perfect if you want to beat them."

Bridgett Riley was charged with the loss, throwing all seven innings for Kelly. She allowed two hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

Notre Dame's Micah Williamson picked up the win, giving up four hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

Kelly's four hits came from Riley, Allison Johnson, Natalie Lewer, and Alana Burford. Notre Dame's two were from Stacy Schwartz and Sarah Gosche.

Kelly (12-4) will host Poplar Bluff today at 4 p.m.