NEELYVILLE -- The Chaffee Lady Devils got their 2010 softball season started just the way they wanted with a 9-8 win over the Neelyville Lady Tigers on Monday afternoon.
After Chaffee established a comfortable 9-3 lead going into the bottom of the sixth, Nellyville stormed back with five runs of their own. The Lady Devils, however, were able to hold them one run shy of a tie and eventually hold on for the win.
"We started off a little shaky on defense but, I guess that's first game jitters for you," Chaffee head coach Shawn Powderly said. "We finally were able to put together a few hits and scored some runs. It was a good win for us to start the season."
Montana Estes pitched a complete game for the Lady Devils allowing four earned runs on 12 hits and two walks. She also struck out five. Estes and the rest of the Chaffee offense helped out at the plate as four players had three hits apiece. Adrienne Eichhorn went 3-for-5 with an RBI, Taylor Fodge went 3-for-4, Kaitlyn Miller also went 3-for-5 with two RBI while Estes had three hits as well.
Chaffee (1-0) will be back in action as they have their first home game against the Kelly Hawks at 4 p.m.
|Chaffee||000 072 0 -- 9|
|Nellyville||300 005 0 -- 8|
WP -- Montana Estes. LP -- McDaniel. Multiple hitters -- (C) Adrienne Eichhorn 3-5, Taylor Fodge 3-4, Kaitlyn Miller 3-5, Estes 3-5. 2B -- (C) Fodge, Miller.
East Carter 2, Kelly 1
ELLSINORE -- Holding a slim 1-0 leading going in to the seventh, the Kelly Lady Hawks saw a late East Carter rally send them home with a tough loss to open their season.
Lady Hawks starting pitcher Kristen Powell had pitched a scoreless game entering the seventh where she would see the second East Carter run cross the plate with one out in the frame.
Pitching a complete game, Powell allowed five hits on the contest while allowing one walk and striking out five.
Kelly coach Melanie Heuring said for her girls first game she was happy with her girls defensive performance, but the team needs to work on it's hitting.
Coming away with half of Kelly's four hits on the game, Emily Grojean went 2-for-2 with four stolen bases while scoring her team's lone run.
Next up the Lady Hawks travel to Chaffee to play the Lady Red Devils today at 4 p.m.
|East Carter||000 000 2 - 2|
|Kelly||000 010 0 - 1|
WP -- Newman. LP -- Kristen Powell. Multiple hitters -- (K) Emily Grojean 2-2.
Twin Rivers 2, Delta 1
BROSELEY (SMNS) -- The Bobcats scored a run in the top of the seventh but couldn't pull out a win in Rebecca Cook's Delta coaching debut.
Samantha Bartels and Ashleigh Slinkard both connected for a hit in the season-opening loss.
Myra Henson suffered the loss, striking out five and allowing six hits and two earned runs.
|Delta||000 000 1 -- 1 2 0|
|Twin Rivers||100 001 x -- 2 6 5|
WP -- Crain. LP -- Myra Henson, 0-1. 2B -- Nippe (TR). Multiple hits -- Twin Rivers: Crain 2-2, Nippe 2-2. Records -- Delta 0-1.
Jackson 7, Charleston 2
CHARLESTON -- The Lady Bluejays dropped their first match of the season on Monday.
Taylor Duenne and Gabrielle Quinne picked up Charleston's only wins, both winning 9-7.
No. 1 -- Jenny Powell (J) def. Madeline Burke 8-1
No. 2 -- Ashley Robinson (J) def. Jasmine Spence 8-2
No. 3 -- Taylor Duenne (C) def. Montana Adams 9-7
No. 4 -- Gabriel Quinn (C) def. Katelyn Cuppart 9-7
No. 5 -- Lindsey Patz (J) def. Makayla Thompson 8-1
No. 6 -- Jackie McNally (J) def. Catherine Small 8-0
No. 1 -- Powell-Adams (J) def. Burke-Spence 8-5
No. 2 -- Robinson-Cuppart (J) def. Duenne-Quinn 8-2
No. 3 -- Patz-McNally (J) def. Thompson-Small 8-2