BELL CITY -- The Chaffee Red Devils baseball team picked up a hard fought road win at Bell City on Tuesday afternoon, 9-6.
The game went nine innings and Chaffee put the game out of reach in the top of the ninth with five runs. The Red Devils had to rally from a 4-1 deficit through five innings of action to overtake the Cubs.
Josh Steger and Adam Urhahn had three hits apiece to lead the Red Devils offense. Chris Hanback and Andy Hendrix contributed two hits apiece for. Hanback picked up the win in relief for Chaffee.
Chaffee (9-3) will face Egyptian, Ill. at 3:30 p.m. on Friday in their own Red Devils Baseball Classic.
WP - Chris Hanback LP Nick Niemczyk HR - Bell City: Niemczyk, Bailey. 2B - Chaffee: Hanback, Adam Urhahn. Bell City: Niemczyk. Multiple hitters - Chaffee: Josh Steger 3-4, Urhahn 3-5, Hanback 2-5, Andy Hendrix 2-5. Bell City: Melvin Johnson 4-5, Green 3-5, Shaffer 2-3, Bailey 2-4, Niemczyk 2-5.
Cape Central 13, NMCC 0
NEW MADRID -- Garrett Stevens belted a home run and drove in three runs to help propel Central to a 13-0 victory over New Madrid County Central in a SEMO Conference baseball game Tuesday.
Brad LaBruyere picked up his third win of the season on the mound, striking out nine in five innings of work. He added a double at the plate.
Blake Slattery also homered for the Tigers (8-4 overall, 5-1 conference). He finished with two RBIs.
WP -- Brad LaBruyere, 3-1. LP -- Dylan Harris. HR -- Blake Slattery (C), Garrett Stevens (C). 2B -- Brooks Osburn (C), Dylan Schweer (C), Tyler Brandt (C), Brad LaBruyere (C). Multiple hits -- Central, Brooks Osburn 2-3, Eric Ennis 2-4, Garrett Stevens 2-4. Records -- Central 8-4, 5-1. JV -- Central 10, NMCC 0.
Notre Dame climbed above .500 with a road win.
The Bulldogs improved to 6-5 behind starting pitcher Brett Heischmidt's effort. Dylan Drury had two hits and allowed a run in three innings for the save.
Rynn Eskew had two hits, including a solo home run, for the Rams. Cody Carlyle added a solo home run.
WP -- Brett Heischmidt, 2-0. LP -- Ryan Modglin. HR -- Cody Carlyle (S), Rynn Eskew (S). 2B -- Mark Himmelberg (N), Dylan Drury (N), Blake Dirnberger (S). Multiple hits -- Notre Dame, Drury 2-4; Scott City, Eskew 2-3. Records -- Notre Dame 6-5.
Scott City 11, NMCC 7
Lindsey Hadley smacked a pair of triples to help lead the Rams to the victory.
Emily Essner improved to 7-1 on the mound. She helped her own cause with a pair of hits.
WP -- Emily Essner, 7-1. LP -- Bridgette Masterson. 3B -- Becki Holder, (SC), Lindsey Hadley 2 (SC). 2B -- Tanner (NM). Multiple hits -- Scott City, Macy Heisserer 2-4, Emily Essner 2-4, Lindsey Hadley 2-3; New Madrid, Padilla 2-4. Records -- Scott City 8-1.
ESSEX - Amanda Dooley's 2-run home run proved to be the game winner as the Dexter Lady Bearcats advanced to the championship game of the SCAA Softball Tournament with a 3-2 win over the Woodland Lady Cardinals Tuesday.
The Lady Bearcats will now face the winner of Thursday's 1:30 p.m. game between No. 2 Bernie and No. 3 Advance. The loser of that game will take on Woodland at 3:30 for third place with the championship game to follow at 5:30.
In the consolation bracket, Puxico defeated host Richland 17-1 to reach the finals where the Lady Indians defeated the Lady Bloomfield Wildcats, 10-2.
The No. 1 seeded Lady Bearcats found themselves in a dogfight with the No. 4 Lady Cardinals, before Dooley launched a shot over the left-centerfield fence with one on to stacked Dexter and pitcher Stephanie Jackson to a 3-2 lead.
Jackson, who pitched a complete game, shutdown Woodland over the final two innings to help nail down the win.
Dexter scored the game's first run in the second inning, only to see the Lady Cardinals strike for two in the top of the third.
The pitching duel continued until the home-half of the fifth when Dooley connected for what would prove to be the game-winning runs.
Dooley, a junior, finished the game 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and one run scored.
Chelsie Rice was the only other Lady 'Cats with a multiple hit game, going 2-
Oak Ridge scored at least three runs in each of the first four innings as it won a high-scoring affair at home.
The Blue Jays (3-5) pounded out 17 hits, including a 4-for-4 day by Nikki Moll, who had a double among her hits.
Hannah Sedgwick pitched a complete game for the win.
WP -- Hannah Sedgwick, 3-5. LP -- Elizabeth Moxley. 2B -- Nikki Moll (OR), Jordan Duenne 2 (C), Faye Parker (C), Moxley (C). Multiple hits -- Charleston, Duenne 3-5, Raven Walker 2-4, Brittany Stack 3-4, Emily Dugan 2-3; Oak Ridge, Camie Roberts 2-3, Erin Owens 2-4, Moll 4-4, Genger Jones 2-5, Sedgwick 2-3. Records -- Oak Ridge 3-5.