PERRYVILLE -- The Oran Lady Eagles started the season on a positive note Tuesday afternoon, defeating St. Vincent 14-0.
Oran was held scoreless for the first three innings before breaking through for six runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Lady Eagles added three more in the fifth and five in the seventh.
Claire Seyer was the winning pitcher for Oran, pitching all seven innings and allowing only two hits while striking out 11 and walking only one.
Amanda Williams had two doubles and three hits total in the game while Halle Woodfin also banged out three hits. Abbey Anderson also added two and five RBIs.
EAST PRAIRIE-- The East Prairie Lady Eagles fell short of a victory, 5-3, in their season opener at home against the East Carter County Lady Redbirds Tuesday.
Adalyn Woodard got the start on the mound for the Lady Eagles and pitched all seven innings, striking out four batters.
"Our pitching was good enough to win," East Prairie head coach Steve Stokes said. "We just made a couple of first game mistakes, some base running mistakes and three errors that were tough plays to make, things to be expected in a first game."
Nerves played a factor for the very young Lady Eagles in their opener.
" We had the jitters a little," Stokes said.
The East Prairie offense didn't swing the bats as well as they would have liked to.
Jennifer Nicholson led the way for the Lady Eagles going 3-for-4 from the plate.
"Jennifer Nicholson hit the ball pretty solid, she put the bat on the ball every time," Stokes said.
Woodard was 1-for-3 hitting and a sacrifice bunt was laid down by freshmen Courtney Carden for a RBI.
Stokes was happy with the way his defense showed signs of progress.
"Our defense could always be better, but is coming along," he said.
"I was pretty pleased over all," Stokes commented. "The breaks just didn't go our way. We were just a couple of mistakes away from winning the game, but that will happen in the first game of a young team."
East Prairie will host Oran Thursday at 4 p.m.
Jackson 9, Charleston 0
CHARLESTON -- The season began on a sour note for the Charleston Lady Bluejays tennis team Monday, falling to Jackson 9-0.
"It was a difficult match to begin the year with," said Charleston coach Seth Benton. "Jackson has a nice team. The ladies played hard."
1. Erinne Haff (J) def. Jordan Duenne (C) 8-2.
2. Alison Keiper (J) def. Chelsea Stallings (C) 8-0.
3. Chelsea Jones (J) def. Maggie Fox (C) 8-1.
4. Rachel Batz (J) def. Morgan Collier (C) 8-6.
5. Maura Naeder (J) def. Madeline Burke (C) 8-2.
6. Ashley Ptacek (J) def. Taylor Duenne (C) 8-3.
1. Haff/Keiper (J) def. Duenne/Stallings (C) 8-2.
2. Batz/Naeder (J) def. Fox/Collier (C) 8-3.
3. Jade Freeman/Kaylyn Sneathen (J) def. Burke/Duenne (C) 8-6.
Freeman (J) def. Jasmine Spence (C) 9-7.
Sneathen (J) def. Gabrielle Quinn (C) 8-1.
Chelsea Jones/Ashley Ptacek (J) def. Spence/Quinn 8-0.