Notre Dame tops Jackson 8-3 in baseball opener

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Lee Essner struck out 11 batters and Notre Dame scored six runs in the final three innings to defeat Jackson 8-3 in Monday's high school baseball season opener at Notre Dame Regional High School.

Essner allowed four hits while walking four. He was also 2-for-4 at the plate.

Matt Wulfers went 3-for-4 for the Bulldogs (1-0) with a double, and Blake Urhahn went 2-for-3 with a double.

Jason Meystedt took the loss. Derrick Biri hit a home run for Jackson.

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WP -- Lee Essner, 1-0. LP -- Jason Meystedt, 0-1. HR -- Derrick Biri (J). 2B -- Meystedt (J), Brandon Gendron (J), Matt Wulfers (ND), Blake Urhahn (ND). Multiple hits -- Notre Dame, Wulfers 3-4; Urhahn 2-3; Essner 2-4. Records -- Notre Dame 1-0, Jackson 0-1.

Advance 9, Chaffee 5

Advance pitchers Alex Sample and Daryl Wade combined for 15 strikeouts in a six-inning, season-opening victory at home.

Sample, a junior right-hander, pitched five innings and accounted for 12 strikeouts.

Aaron Abernathy had a triple for Advance (1-0).

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WP -- Alex Sample, 1-0. LP -- Augi Orr, 0-1. 3B -- Aaron Abernathy (A). 2B -- Sample (A). Multiple hits -- Advance, Corey Roper 2-2. Records -- Advance 1-0, Chaffee 0-1.

St. Vincent 7, Fredericktown 1

Alex Armbruster pitched a complete game as St. Vincent debuted with a road win.

Armbruster allowed five hits, fanned 12 and walked two. He also went 2-for-4 with a triple. Teammate Brian Buchheit was also 2-for-4 with two doubles.

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WP -- Alex Armbruster, 1-0. LP -- Joby Sikes, 0-1. HR -- Halpin (F). 3B -- Armbruster (S). 2B -- Brian Buchheit 2 (S). Multiple hits -- St. Vincent, Waylon Richardet 2-2; Armbruster, Buchheit 2-4. Fredericktown, Hinkle 2-3. Records -- St. Vincent 1-0, Fredericktown 0-1.

Woodland 14, Richland 0

Anthony Grojean allowed just one hit and struck out 11 over 5 2/3 innings as Woodland cruised to a road win over Richland.

Scott Crader went 2-for-5 with a triple, a double and three RBI's. Matt Upchurch was 2-for-3 with two RBI's. Kent McCormick was 4-for-4 for Woodland (1-0).

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WP -- Anthony Grojean, 1-0. LP -- Wheeler, 0-1. 3B -- Scott Crader (W). 2B -- Matt Upchurch (W), Crader (W), Josh Foster (W), Travis Benfield (W). Multiple hits -- Woodland, Kent McCormick 4-4; Foster 2-2; Upchurch 2-3; Crader 2-5. Records -- Woodland 1-0, Richland 0-1.

SOFTBALL

Scott City 13, E. Prairie 7

Scott City pitchers walked 16 batters and hit five more but pulled out a home win over East Prairie.

Kacie Cartwright went 3-for-4 with a triple for Scott City (1-0). Kelley Hicks and Erica Kaufmann each went 2-for-4 with a double.

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WP -- Erica Kaufmann, 1-0. LP -- Lindsay Thomure, 0-1. 3B -- Kacie Cartwright (SC). 2B -- Ashton Phillips (SC), Jessica Warren (SC), Kelley Hicks (SC), Erica Kaufmann (SC). Multiple hits -- Scott City, Cartwright 3-4; Hicks 2-4, Kaufmann 2-4, Elana Newell 2-3. Records -- Scott City 1-0, East Prairie 0-1.

Chaffee 9, Advance 7

Chaffee scored five runs in the fifth to defeat Advance on the road.

Mindy Hendrix was 2-for-4 with a double for Chaffee (1-0). Dana Williams went 2-for-4 with two triples for Advance (0-1).

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WP -- Courtney Walter, 1-0. LP -- Dana Williams, 0-1. 3B -- Williams 2 (A). 2B -- Mindy Hendrix. Multiple hits -- Advance, Amber Wilson, Williams 2-4; Chaffee, Mindy Hendrix 2-4. Records -- Chaffee 1-0, Advance 0-1.

Woodland 29, Richland 8

Sasha Hutson allowed just one hit as Woodland cruised to a three-inning road victory.

Hutson struck out two andwalked nine batters.

Candice Abner was 3-for-4 with a double for Woodland (1-0).

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WP -- Sasha Hutson, 1-0. LP -- Lare, 0-1. 2B -- Candice Abner (W). Multiple hits -- Woodland, Candice Abner 3-4; Sierra Roberts 2-3, Jenna Greer. Records -- Woodland 1-0, Richland 0-1.

GIRLS SOCCER

Notre Dame 2, Notre Dame-St. Louis 0

Notre Dame outshot Notre Dame-St. Louis 21-3 as the Bulldogs opened their season with a home victory.

Amanda Dirnberger and Kristen Boos scored for the Bulldogs.

Katie Palmer and Laura Muir combined for the shutout.

Central 1, St. Vincent 0

Central christened its new field with a win over St. Vincent.

Heidi Pilsner scored the only goal in the first half on an assist from Kate Miller.

Freshman Chelsey Burns made eight saves to earn the shutout for Central (1-0)

GIRLS SWIMMING

Oakville 101, Central 84

Central (2-1) suffered its first dual loss of the season to visiting Oakville.

Cassie Kipper won the 200 individual medley and teammate Jackie Erlacker won the diving.

Medley relay -- 2. 2:12.28 (Hannah Kinder, Brett Ford, Cassie Kipper, Amanda Dewrock); 3. 2:18.97 (Kasper Woldtvedt, Amber Lusk, Jessi Yarbro, Kayla Auer)

200 free -- 2. Brianna Legrand 2:25.12

200 IM -- 1. Kipper 2:28.15

50 free -- 2. Dewrock :20.83

Diving -- 1. Jackie Erlacker 190.05; 2. Stacey Cook 155.05

Butterfly -- 3. Kipper 1:15.34

150 free -- 2. Kinder 1:04.93

500 free -- 2. Legrand 6:20.82

200 free relay -- 1. 1:57.28 (Ford, Yarbro, Dewrock, Hannah Lewis); 3. 2:07.71 (Lusk, Auer, Legrand, Amy Bickings)

100 backstroke -- 2. Kinder 1:16.75; 3. Woldtvedt 1:16.71

100 breaststroke -- 2. Ford 1:19.48; 3. Woldtvedt 1:23.40

400 free relay -- 2. 4:28.71 (Legrand, Kinder, Lewis, Dewrock); 3. 4:56.83 (Lindsay Smith, Katie Mothershead, Woldtvedt, Auer)

-- From staff reports

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