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Scott City hammers Charleston; Portageville's season ends against Senath-Hornersville

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

CHARLESTON -- Shae Simmons went 2-for-4 with a triple and struck out eight batters in 4 1/3 innings of pitching to lead Scott City past Charleston 14-3 in the semifinal round of the Class 2 District 2 at Charleston.

The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

While Scott City cruised into the district final, its opponent won't be determined until later today. The other semifinal, between top-seeded Chaffee and Crystal City, was suspended due to the weather.

For Scott City, Jaris Hye belted a two run home run and added four RBIs, and Cody Carlyle was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple to help the Rams

(15-6).

Cody Page added a double and Ryan Modglin and Blake Dirnberger each had a triple.

The game between Chaffee and Crystal City will be picked up in the bottom of the fourth inning with a score of 3-3. The game is scheduled to resume at 1 p.m.

Scott City 14, Charleston 3

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WP - Shae Simmons, 4-1. LP - McCann. HR - Jaris Hye (SC). 2B - Cody Carlyle 2 (SC), Cody Page (SC). 3B - Simmons (SC), Ryan Modglin (SC), Blake Dirnberger (SC), Carlyle (SC). Multiple Hits - Scott City, Simmons 2-4, Modglin 2-3, Dirnberger 2-3, Carlyle 3-3. Records - Scott City, 15-6.

CLASS 1, DISTRICT 2

ORAN -- Caleb Seyer and Kody Campbell each hit a home run, as Oran rolled over Advance and into the district finals.

Steven Dooley pitched four innings, striking out eight batters and only allowing two hits.

Dooley, Alex Chasteen and Cody Dirnberger each added doubles for the Eagles (22-4). Chase Seyer went 3-for-4 and Alex Chasteen went 2-for-3.

David VanGennip had a double for Advance.

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WP - Steven Dooley, 5-1. LP - Rusty Hendricks. HR - Caleb Seyer (O), Kody Campbell (O). 2B - Alex Chasteen (O), Dooley (O), Cody Dirnberger (O), David VanGennip (A). Multiple Hits - Oran, Campbell 3-, Chase Seyer 3-4, Chasteen 2-3. Records - Oran, 22-4.

Melvin Johnson blasted a three-run home run in the first inning but it wasn't enough as Bell City fell to Bernie.

Nick Niemczyk added a double and Cody Bailey went 2-4 with a double to lead the Cubs.

CLASS 2, DISTRICT 1

PORTAGEVILLE -- It's been seven years since the Senath-Hornersville Lions have won a district title. But thanks to some resiliency and timely hitting, the Lions are one game away from breaking that drought.

Senath-Hornersville scored twice in the bottom of the fifth inning to snap a two-all tie and held off a late rally with some clutch pitching by Dustin Hunter to defeat the Portageville Bulldogs, 4-3, in the semifinals of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament here Monday.

The Lions (20-6) will take on top-seeded South Pemiscot in today's district title game at 4 p.m.

"We're just glad to have another shot at winning a district championship," Senath-Hornersville coach Randy Smith said. "We've been there several times and we'd like to win one again."

Junior first baseman Skyler Droke echoed his coach's sentiments.

"I think our team is really pumped right now," said Droke. "We've had more life on the field than we ever had. We really owe it to South Pem. They are a good ballclub and tough to beat. Hopefully we can play our game of the year and just have a little fun doing it."

With the score knotted in the bottom of the fifth, the heart of the order came through for Senath-Hornersville. Tyler Smith, the No. 3 hitter, singled and went to second base on an error.

Hunter followed that up with a base hit to drive home Tyler Smith, while Droke, the fifth hitter, singled in Hunter to cap the rally and give the Lions a 4-2 lead.

Overall, Senath-Hornersville's first five hitters were seven-for-16 (.438) on the day.

"We're like a lot of other clubs," said coach Smith. "We need our first four or five hitters to produce to score runs. If they do, then we have a chance to score some runs."

The Bulldogs threatened in the top of the sixth inning, making it a 4-3 game when T.J. Smith doubled home Jeremy Pikey with two out. But Tyler Smith threw T.J. Smith out trying to steal third base later in the inning to preserve the lead.

Hunter tossed a scoreless seventh inning to seal the win.

Hunter also helped his own cause at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while Tyler Smith scored twice for the Lions.

T.J. Smith was 2-for-3 with three RBIs to pace Portageville.

Mike Buhler of the SEMO News Service contributed to this report.