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Fredericktown rallies past Lady Bulldogs

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

FREDERICKTOWN -- Fredericktown scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Monday, rallying past Sikeston's softball team for a 9-3 victory.

In that inning, all of Fredericktown's runs came with two outs.

"That was a disappointing inning," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "Defensively, we had five or six errors. They loaded the bases with errors, then had a girl that came up and hit a triple. From there they kind of got on a hitting streak and we just weren't able to come back."

Fredericktown jumped out to an early lead with one run in the first inning.

Sikeston answered with two runs in the second as Molly Brinkmeyer and Jessica Owens both scored on a single by Erin Wibbenmeyer.

The Lady Blackcats tied the score with a run in the bottom of the inning.

In the fifth, Allison Blurton broke the tie with a solo home run to put Sikeston up 3-2.

Fredericktown then blew the game wide open with seven runs in the sixth.

"We're still a little shaky on defense," said Hobeck. "When we make an error, it seems like it's hard for us to stay up."

Owens pitched most of the game for Sikeston, allowing four hits with four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Blurton threw the final 1/3 of an inning.

At the plate, Brinkmeyer was 2-for-3 with a double and Blurton was 2-for-4. Other hits came from Julie Annesser, Barbara Hobbs, Paige Silverthorn, Owens and Wibbenmeyer.

Fredericktown's Kemp picked up the win. The Lady Blackcats were led by Woods, who was 3-for-4.

Sikeston (2-4) will travel to Cape Central today at 4 p.m.

KELSO -- Sikeston's softball team took seventh place in the Notre Dame Tournament over the weekend.

Due to several rainouts, both of Sikeston's games on Saturday were played at Kelso.

Sikeston lost to Notre Dame in the first round of the tournament last Thursday.

"That's a tough team to start with," said Hobeck. "If you lose your first game (in the tournament) you're automatically out of the championship game."

In the first game on Saturday, Ste. Genevieve beat the Lady Bulldogs 6-4.

Blurton pitched all seven innings for Sikeston, allowing four hits with eight strikeouts.

At the plate, Brinkmeyer was 2-for-4 and Blurton was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double.

Silverthorn also had a double. Other hits came from Crocker, Hobbs and Annesser.

"Losing to Ste. Genevieve was disappointing," said Hobeck. "We actually out-hit them and our pitcher threw a better game. Again, we had four errors on defense, allowing them to get a few runs on us. We gave them three runs in the first inning."

In Saturday's second game, Sikeston defeated St. Vincent 4-3.

Brinkmeyer pitched all innings for the Lady Bulldogs, allowing two hits with five strikeouts.

At the plate, Silverthorn had two RBIs and a double. Owens provided two singles and Blurton also had a hit.