Oak Ridge wins pitching duel vs. Meadow Heights

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oak Ridge pitcher Ethan Sachs outdueled Meadow Heights hurler Cody Kennedy in the season-opening baseball game for both schools as the Blue Jays posted a 1-0 road victory Monday.

Sachs allowed a leadoff single in the first inning, but that was the only hit he surrendered all game. He tossed six shutout innings, struck out 13 batters and walked one.

Oak Ridge's Stephen Wright retired the side in order in the seventh to close out the game.

The Blue Jays pushed across their only run in the first inning. With two outs, Sachs walked and Brett Thomas tripled.

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WP -- Ethan Sachs, 1-0. LP -- Cody Kennedy, 0-1. 3B -- Brett Thomas (O) Records -- Oak Ridge 1-0, Meadow Heights 0-1.

Kennett 4, Central 3

Central's Jared Green smashed a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to tie the score after Kennett led the entire ballgame.

But Kennett earned a walkoff win in the bottom half of the seventh when Andy Lack stroked a home run off Tigers reliever Josh Meyer with two outs and the bases empty.

Zach Wilson started the game for the Tigers. He went three innings, giving up three runs, all earned, on five hits and one walk while striking out two batters.

Meyer pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief. He gave up one run and two hits. He struck out two and walked one.



WP -- Thomas Stillman, 1-0. LP -- Josh Meyer, 0-1. HR -- Andy Lack (K), Jared Green (C). 3B -- Trey Bazzell (K) 2B -- Bazzell (K), Austin Jackson (K), Gage Blue (K). Multiple hits -- Central: Josh Compas 2-3. Kennett -- Bazzell 2-3. Records -- Central 0-1, Kennett 1-0.

JV -- Kennett 6, Central 5.

Chaffee 7, Advance 3

Aaron Horrell got the job done on the mound and in the batter's box to secure Chaffee's first win.

Horrell threw five scoreless innings and went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs for the Red Devils (1-0).

Trevor Cannon, Alex Bavey and Andrew Dooley each added two hits for Chaffee.

Advance's Jacob Bond also had two hits.



WP -- Aaron Horrell, 1-0. LP -- Corey Cooper. 2B -- Alex Bavey (C). Multiple hits -- Chaffee: Aaron Horrell 3-4, Trevor Cannon 2-3, Alex Bavey 2-4, Andrew Dooley 2-3. Advance: Jacob Bond 2-4. Records -- Chaffee 1-0. Advance 0-1.

St. Vincent 13, Fredericktown 8

St. Vincent scored nine runs in the fourth inning as it won its season opener at home.

Kyle Rollet got the win for the Indians (1-0) and also went 2-for-4 at the plate.

C.J. Pavlouski and Brock French added two hits apiece.


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WP -- Kyle Rollet, 1-0. LP -- Ward. Multiple hits -- St. Vincent: C.J. Pavlouski 2-3, Rollet 2-4, Brock French 2-4; Fredericktown: Sikes 2-4. Records -- St. Vincent 1-0.

Saxony Lutheran 6, East Prairie 2

Chris Roth allowed two runs in the first inning, but shut out East Prairie the rest of the way as Saxony won its season opener at home.

Roth gave up five hits and struck out seven.

Spencer Sander had three of Saxony's 10 hits. Roth added two hits, while Bryant Steffens had three RBIs and Trent Steffens two RBIs.

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WP -- Chris Roth, 1-0. LP -- Tyler Whybark, 0-1. HR -- Whybark (EP). 2B -- Aaron Miller (EP), Bret Steffens (SL). Multiple hits -- East Prairie, Miller 2-4; Saxony, Spencer Sander 3-4, Roth 2-4. Records -- East Prairie 0-1, Saxony 1-0.

SOFTBALL Leopold 11, Greenville 5

Whitney Vandeven belted a triple and pitched a complete game as Leopold won its season opener at home.

Vandeven struck out 11, walked three and allowed six hits in seven innings.

Casey Bucher added a double, while Sierra Seiler was 3-for-4 and Mallory James was 2-for-4.

Leopold, which trailed 4-0 entering the bottom of the second, scored in every inning but the first.



WP -- Whitney Vandeven, 1-0. LP -- Hillis, 0-1. 3B -- Vandeven (L), Becker (G). 2B -- Casey Bucher (L), Hillis (G). Multiple hits -- Greenville: Hillis 2-3; Leopold: Sierra Seiler 3-4, Mallory James 2-4. Records -- Greenville 0-1, Leopold 1-0.

Meadow Heights 18, Oak Ridge 2, 3 inn.

Meadow Heights scored 11 runs in the second inning on its way to a three-inning rout at home.

Jessica Baremore posted the victory on the mound for Meadow Heights (1-0).

-- From staff reports

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