SCOTT CITY -- NMCC's Heather Robey went head to head with Scott City's Shana Wadlington on Tuesday in a battle between two of Southeast Missouri's top pitchers.
Robey came out on top, leading the Lady Eagles to an 8-0 victory in seven innings. She threw her fifth no-hitter of the season, allowing three walks with 13 strikeouts.
"Heather just showed why she's probably the premier pitcher in this part of the country," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers after the win. "She's just an excellent pitcher. She's going to give you an opportunity to win every time she goes out. We got some timely hitting, ran the bases well and played good defense behind her."
Wadlington threw the first four innings for the Lady Rams, allowing seven runs on seven hits and four walks. She recorded seven strikeouts.
Amy Young threw the final three frames, giving up one run on two hits and one walk. She had four Ks.
It was only the second time NMCC was forced to play seven innings.
"(Scott City) was by far the best team we've played," said Rogers. "It was just a good win for us, we had nine hits off two good pitchers. They've got some good ballplayers and they're well coached. We were fortunate to come out on top."
Abby Sexton led NMCC at the plate, batting 3-for-3. Robey and Morgan Hodges were both 2-for-4. Ashley Gantner and Autumn Walker also contributed hits.
"We didn't hit the ball very well," said Scott City coach Sally O'Brien. "New Madrid came out strong and they just shut us down. Heather Robey pitched a wonderful game. (The players) were intimidated by the inside, high pitch."
NMCC (12-0) will travel to Scott Central on Thursday. Freshman Karrah Tanner will get the start. Scott City (5-3-1) will travel to East Prairie on Thursday.
MORLEY -- Oran's softball team ran its record to 5-1-1 on Tuesday, blistering Scott County Central 19-1.
Daniel Klipfel pitched all four innings for the Lady Eagles, allowing no hits with six walks and five strikeouts.
Oran scored the 19 runs on seven hits and 10 walks.
"We were patient at the plate and hit the ball pretty well," said Oran coach Travis Spane. "We played real good defense behind Daniel."
Ashley Dirnberger led the attack, batting 2-for-3 with a double, triple and an RBI. Klipfel helped her own cause, batting 2-for-4.
Oran also saw hits from Tori St. Cin, Amanda Hurst and Alicia Webb.
Scott Central's Monroe was charged with the loss. Oran will be back in action next Tuesday, hosting Kingston. The Lady Eagles were supposed to compete in the Chaffee tournament this weekend, but were forced to pull out.
"We have two girls gone with FFA and two girls are hurt right now," said Spane. "We just didn't have the numbers. It would've been nice to go and see how we compare to everybody else. It's tough not to go, especially for our senior."
MALDEN -- Chaffee pitcher Shannon Hampton was in the zone Tuesday, leading the Lady Devils to a 13-1 win over Malden.
She picked up the complete-game victory in five innings, allowing two hits and one walk with eight strikeouts.
"Shannon pitched extremely well," said Chaffee coach Mark Devenport. "It was one of her better games control-wise. As a team, I thought we did a fantastic job. We hit the ball well."
Abby Walter paced Chaffee's offense, batting 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs.
"One of those doubles was about halfway up the fence down the left field line," explained Devenport. "She just missed a home run. She had a fantastic day at the plate."
Crystal Morgan was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and three stolen bases. Brandi Snider was 2-for-2 with an RBI. Kate Pfefferkorn and Callie Meyer were both 2-for-3 with and RBI, and Hampton also contributed a hit.
Malden's Howe was charged with the loss. Grooms and Easton had Malden's only hits.
PORTAGEVILLE -- Kelly ran its record to 8-0 on Tuesday, hammering Portageville 20-0.
Kelly Essner threw a no-hitter for the Lady Hawks, allowing one walk with nine strikeouts.
Kelly plated the 20 runs on eight hits, taking advantage of 14 walks issued by Portageville.
Kelly hitters were Monica Senciboy, Cara Menz, Kelly Essner (2 RBIs), Dana Essner (2 RBIs), Ashley Rockett (RBI), Cara Scherer (2 RBIs), Jessica Burnett (2 RBIs) and Michelle Collins.
Portageville's St. Mary was charged with the loss.