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Delta edges Scott City in 12 innings
The softball teams from Scott City and Delta got more than they bargained for in Wednesday's sweltering heat.
The squads needed five extra innings to decide things, with visiting Delta scoring four times in the top of the 12th to squeeze out a 6-2 victory in its season opener.
"It was a good game until the last inning," said Scott City coach Sally O'Brien, whose Rams are 1-1.
Delta broke a 2-2 tie in the 12th without the benefit of a hit as the Bobcats took advantage of four walks and two errors.
That uprising broke up an impressive pitchers' duel as both starters went the distance.
Delta's Kendra Burnett allowed six hits. She struck out seven and walked two.
Scott City's Emily Essner scattered 11 hits, while striking out eight and walking eight.
Burnett, Courtney Burton and Taylor Keys all had two hits for the Bobcats. Chelsi Bradley paced the Rams with two hits.
Delta took the lead first by scoring twice in the sixth, but Scott City rallied with two runs in the seventh to force extra innings.
Delta 6, Scott City 2
WP -- Kendra Burnett. LP -- Emily Essner. 2B -- Sara Blattel (D), Chelsi Bradley (SC). Multiple hits -- Delta, Burnett 2-6, Courtney Burton 2-6, Taylor Keys 2-6; Scott City, Chelsi Bradley 2-5. Records -- Delta 1-0, Scott City 1-1.
Notre Dame 5, Central 0
Lauren Reinagel pitched a three-hitter, and the Bulldogs came up with nine hits against Central ace Amanda Nichols to win their season opener at home.
Reinagel, a sophomore, struck out 10 and walked two over seven innings.
She also had a double as part of Notre Dame's offensive output.
"The Nichols girl is one of the better pitchers in the area, and we swung the bats pretty well today," Notre Dame coach Jeff Graviett said.
Erika Reinagel was 3-for-3, Lauren Bond was 2-for-3 and Heather Menz also had a double for Notre Dame (1-0).
For Central (1-1), Sirena Watkins was 2-for-3.
WP -- Lauren Reinagel, 1-0. LP -- Amanda Nichols, 1-1. 2B -- Heather Menz (ND), Lauren Reinagel (ND). Multiple hits -- ND, Erika Reinagel 3-3; Lauren Bond 2-3. Records -- Notre Dame 1-0, Central 1-1.
JV -- Notre Dame won 10-2.
-- From staff reports