Central falls prey to Northwest rally

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Central enjoyed a four-run lead heading to the bottom of the sixth inning Friday.

That's when things fell apart for the Tigers baseball team.

Northwest scored six runs in the sixth and held on for the 9-7 victory.

The loss dropped the Tigers to 4-9 this season.

Tyler Brandt took the loss.

Garrett Stevens went 3-for-4 with a double, while Joe Uhls and Alex Shell each collected two hits in the loss.

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@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:WP — Jamie Korn. LP — Tyler Brandt (0-2). 2B — Jamie Young (N), Dim Dressel (N), Garret Stevens (C). Multiple hits — Central: Garrett Stevens 3-4, Alex Schell 2-3, Joe Uhls 2-4; Northwest: Billy Swift 2-4, Young 2-3, Dressel 2-3. Records — Central 4-9, Northwest 4-6.

Notre Dame 10, Sikeston 8

Mark Himmelberg struck out 10 batters and got plenty of help from his offense as Notre Dame improved to 5-4 this season.

Austin Greer started the homer parade with a three-run shot to left in the first.

Himmelberg got in on the action too with a two-run bomb to right field, padding his team's lead to 8-4.

Jake Pewitt wrapped up the homers barrage with a two-run blast to left.

"Two out of the three were helped by the wind," Notre Dame head coach Jeff Graviett said of the three home runs. "The thing I liked about them is that we hit all of them hard."

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@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:WP — Mark Himmelberg. LP — Matt Ritch. HR — Austin Greer (ND), Mark Himmelberg (ND), Jake Pewitt (ND). 2B — Scott Drody (S), Cody Anderson (S), Dylan Drury (ND), Blake Gaddis (ND). Multiple hits — Josh Pierce (S), Drody (S), Matt Ritch (S) 3, Greer (ND), Aaron Tomaszewski (ND).

Saxony Lutheran 12, Zalma 2

Ben Courtois struck out seven and walked six over 3 2/3 innings to earn the win on the mound.

Bryant Steffens smacked a pair of triples in the win.

The Crusaders (5-2) advance to the semifinals of the Oak Ridge tournament, where they face Leopold today at 1 p.m. The game will be played at Saxony.

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@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:WP — Ben Courtois, 1-1. LP — Stephen Simmers. 3B — Bryant Steffans 2 (S), Garrett Fritsche (S). 2B — Ryan Sprandel (S), Josh Freeman (Z). Multiple hits — Saxony: Bryant Steffens 2-3, Bret Steffens 2-3, Ryan Sprandel 2-3, Ryan Winkler 2-2. Records — Saxony 5-2.

Meadow Heights 8, Woodland 1

Cody Kennedy threw all seven innings, struck out five batters and allowed only an infield single to earn the win for the Panthers (1-3).

Meadow Heights advanced to the semifinals of the Oak Ridge tournament, where it will face the host today.

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@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:WP — Cody Kennedy (1-1). LP — Lincoln. 2B — Adam Williams (MH), Chad Kiefer (MH). Multiple hits — Meadow Heights: Matt Groves 2-4, Trevor Hotop 2-3, Adam Williams 2-3, Chad Kiefer 2-4. Records — Meadow Heights 1-1.

Oak Ridge 11, Richland 1

Jace Dye struck out 10 to lead the Blue Jays to a lopsided five-inning victory at the Oak Ridge tournament.

Brett Thomas went 2-for-3 with a homer for Oak Ridge.

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@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:WP — Jace Dye, 2-0. LP — Tilley. HR — Brett Thomas (O). 2B — Kaz Lange (O). Multiple hits — Oak Ridge: Thomas 2-3, Lange 2-2. Records — Oak Ridge 6-1.

Bell City 10, Scott County Central 3

The Cubs struck for seven runs in the fourth inning to put away the Braves.

Jeff Long picked up the win, thanks in part to Phillip Gross' three hits.

Caleb Johnson suffered the loss.

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@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:WP — Jeff Long, 1-0. LP — Caleb Johnson. 2B — Alan Long (BC), Mark Freed (SCC). Multiple hits — Bell City: Phillip Gross 3-4; Scott County: Boese 3-4. Records — Bell City 3-3.

Leopold 9, Delta 8

Darren VanGennip came in to rescue the Wildcats.

He slammed the door on the Bobcats after Ryan Davis' rocky start. VanGennip struck out seven and walked five to pick up the win.

Wade Wiseman knocked in three runs and Rob Brown drove in two for the Wildcats (2-3) in the Oak Ridge tournament.

Cody Schrum struck out five in a losing effort.

The game was stopped after five innings because of darkness.

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@z_agate_no tab_no indnt_bld ld:WP — Darren VanGennip. LP — Cody Schrum. 2B — Cody Van De Ven 2 (L), Wade Wiseman (L), Clayton Stoverink (L), Rob Brown (L), T. Martin (D). Multiple hits — Leopold: Van De Ven 2-3, John Bohnsack 2-3, Wiseman 2-3, Brown 2-3. Records — Leopold 2-3

GIRLS SOCCER Notre Dame 2, Villa Duchesne 1

Anna Wren and Taylor Sanders scored as the Bulldogs improved to 6-0.

Shelley Frank made 11 saves for the win.

St. Teresa's Academy 3, Jackson 1

The Indians played the Stars to a 1-1 tie in the first half, but St. Teresa's scored twice in the second half.

Bobbi Jo Schlick scored the lone goal for the Indians against one of the top teams in the nation.

— From staff reports

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