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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Egyptian edges Sikeston softball team, 3-1

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Molly Brinkmeyer
TAMMS, Ill. -- Sikeston's softball team dropped back below the .500 mark on Wednesday, falling to Egyptian, Ill., 3-1.

The Lady Bulldogs produced just two hits in the seven inning affair.

"I was a little disappointed," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "(Egyptian's) pitching was a lot slower than what we faced Tuesday against Cape, and we popped the ball up. We just didn't have the hitting today."

Egyptian scored all three of its runs in the third inning. Sikeston's only run was scored by Paige Silverthorn in the fourth.

Allison Blurton pitched the first 3 1/3 innings for Sikeston, allowing four hits, two walks and had two strikeouts. Molly Brinkmeyer threw the final 3 2/3, giving up no hits or walks with four strikeouts.

Sikeston's offense was limited to just two hits from Silverthorn and Jessica Owens.

Egyptian's Beasley got the win. At the plate for the Lady Pharaohs, Woodson was 2-for-3 with a double and Jones was 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs.

Sikeston (4-5) will host Farmington on Monday.

DONGOLA, Ill. -- Kelly's softball team had little trouble on Wednesday, cruising past Dongola, Ill., 7-2.

The Lady Hawks banged out nine hits in the win, scoring three runs in the fourth inning and four in the seventh.

"The first two innings we just popped the ball up, but after that, we started hitting the ball," said Kelly coach Rhonda Evans. "We finally put the ball in play and were able to move the runners. Hopefully this will continue tomorrow."

Kelly Essner threw the first four innings, allowing one run, four hits and no walks with five strikeouts.

Dana Essner pitched the final three frames, giving up one run, one hit, no walks and had four strikeouts.

At the plate, Jennifer Burnett was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Kelly Essner was 1-for-1 with an RBI, and Dana Essner was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Other hits came from Whitney Beggs, Sara Essner, Cara Scherer, Ashley Kern and Monica Senciboy.

Dongola plated one run in the fifth inning and one in the seventh.

Patterson was charged with the loss. Offensively, Dongola was led by Rider, who was 2-for-3 with a double.

Today Kelly (8-2) looks for revenge when they play host to Notre Dame at 4 p.m. It's the Lady Hawks' first game against Notre Dame since last year's loss to them in the district championship game. It snapped a 15-year stranglehold Kelly had on the district.

"We've been ready for this game all season," said Evans.