Rams win at new Jackson stadium

Friday, April 2, 2010 ~ Updated 12:17 AM
Jackson players watch from the dugout during their first game at the newly constructed Whitey Herzog Stadium in Jackson, Mo., on Thursday, April 1, 2010. Jackson took on Scott City. (KRISTIN EBERTS)

The much-awaited opening baseball game at Whitey Herzog Stadium finally arrived Thursday for Jackson High School.

The Indians will have to wait for another day for their first victory.

Scott City also appeared to take a liking to the new facility and defeated Jackson 12-1 in six innings.

The Rams collected four of their eight hits in an eight-run third inning on their way to the win.

"I know the kids are honored to be the first ones to play," Scott City coach Lance Amick said. "I guess it was bittersweet in that we won, but I'm sure they're going to get a lot of wins there in the future. It's a nice place to play baseball."

Jackson High School took on Scott City for their first game at the newly constructed Whitey Herzog Stadium in Jackson, Mo., on Thursday, April 1, 2010. (KRISTIN EBERTS)

Chris Limbaugh provided the biggest hit in the eight-run outburst with a bases-loaded double that cleared the bases and pushed the lead to 6-0. Jackson pitchers also walked three batters in the frame and the defense committed two errors.

With the score 9-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Jackson (2-1) scored its first run at its new home.

Jamie Scholz recorded the win for Scott City (2-2), allowing two hits and one earned run in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked five.

Skylar Cobb finished up with 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief. He struck out two and walked one.

Clayton Baker took the loss for Jackson.

Scholz went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Alex Eicchorn went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Limbaugh finished with three RBIs and Ryan Fortner added two.

Dylan Koehler had a double for Jackson.

Scott City 12, Jackson 1, 6 inn.

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WP -- Jamie Scholz, 2-0. LP -- Clayton Baker. 3B -- Alex Eichhorn (SC). 2B -- Chris Limbaugh (SC), Scholz (SC), Koehler (J). Multiple hits -- Scott City: Scholz 2-3, Eichhorn 2-4. Records -- Scott City 2-2, Jackson 2-1.

Chaffee 5, Kelly 3

Andrew Dooley pitched a complete game for host Chaffee (2-2), allowing only four hits and no earned runs while striking out eight.

Dooley, Alex Crowe, Andrew Terhune and Daniel Dooley all went 2-for-3 at the plate.

Ian Householder went 2-for-3 for Kelly but picked up the loss on the mound. Householder went six innings, allowing 10 hits and striking out five.


WP -- Andrew Dooley. LP -- Ian Householder. Multiple hits -- Chaffee: Alex Crowe 2-3, A. Dooley 2-3, Andrew Terhune 2-3, Daniel Dooley 2-3; Kelly: Householder 2-3. Records -- Chaffee 2-2.

Delta 12, Oak Ridge 2

Dallas Naramore pitched a complete game for visiting Delta (1-2), allowing four hits and striking out nine.

Naramore connected for a double and an RBI at the plate, while Shelby Kight went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.

Chase Crowden and Matt Gooch also went 3-for-5, David Nettles went 2-for-5 and Cody Naramore added four RBIs.

Logan Mangels went 2-for-4 for Oak Ridge.

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WP -- Dallas Naramore, 1-0. LP -- Lucas Rohde. 2B -- Shelby Kight (D), D. Naramore (D), Seyer (OR). Multiple hits -- Delta: Kight 3-5, Chase Crowden 3-5, Matt Gooch 3-5, David Nettles 2-5; Oak Ridge: Logan Mangels 2-4. Records -- Delta 1-2.

Woodland 5, Puxico 4

Neil Johnson struck out nine in six innings to lead host Woodland (1-2).

Johnson also tripled.


WP -- Neil Johnson, 1-0. LP -- John Smith, 0-1. 3B -- Johnson (W), Smith (P). 2B -- Skylar Moore (P), R. Moore (P). Multiple hits -- Puxico: Smith 2-4, S. Moore 2-3. Records -- Woodland 1-2, Puxico 0-1.

SOFTBALL Woodland 5, Puxico 4

Juliet Dickey gave host Woodland (1-2) the win with a two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Keighlyn Lincoln had kept the inning alive with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error. She then scored on Dickey's single.

Amy McFarland pitched all seven innings for the win. She allowed five hits, struck out nine and walked five.


WP -- Amy McFarland, 1-1. LP -- Payne. 2B -- Juliet Dickey (W). Multiple hits -- Puxico: Clark 2-4, Brewer 2-3. Woodland -- Dickey 2-4. Woodland -- 1-2.

Delta 12, Oak Ridge 2, 5 inn.

Myra Henson picked up the win on the mound for the Bobcats, allowing three hits and one earned run in three innings.

Kendra Burnett finished the last two innings for the Bobcats (2-0), facing seven batters and striking out five.

Henson also experienced success at the plate with three RBIs while Burnett went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Katie Brucker doubled and went 2-for-4 while Macey Parks was 3-for-4.

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WP -- Myra Henson, 1-0. LP -- Shelby Proctor. 2B -- A. Seyer (OR), Katie Brucker (D), Rachel Bartels (D). Multiple hits -- Delta: Brucker 2-4, Macey Parks 3-4, Kendra Burnett 2-4. Records -- Delta 2-0.

Charleston 6, Leopold 5

Leopold suffered a home loss despite allowing just three hits.

Kylie Stoverink and Emily Elfrink both had two of Leopold's (1-1) eight hits.


WP -- S. Manning. LP -- Mallory James. Multiple hits -- Leopold, Kylie Stoverink 2-3, Emily Elfrink 2-4. Records -- Leopold 1-1.

GIRLS SOCCER Central 5, Harrisburg 0

The visiting Tigers (1-2) picked up their first win of the season as Meg Goodman and Apple Thomas combined for the shutout in the nets.

Emily Sheets and Farah Malik each had a goal and an assist.

Allie Hardesty, Maria Popp and Brooke Evans all scored goals, while Danielle Markhart added an assist.

St. Vincent 5, Pacific 0

Defending Class 1 state champion St. Vincent remained undefeated with a home shutout.

Storm French scored two goals for the Indians (4-0), while Megan Sutterer, Valerie Smith and Abby Lappe added one each.

Kayla Seabaugh had three assists. Sutterer and Liz Brueckner had one each.

Allison Ernst and Miranda Unterreiner shared the goalkeeping duties.

GOLF Central 172, Sikeston 178

The Tigers defeated Sikeston by six strokes at Sikeston Country Club.

Corey Connell and Trent Weaver led the Tigers as each shot 4-under 42.

Central (172) -- Corey Connell 42, Trent Weaver 42, Corey Fowler 43, Parker Browne 45.

Sikeston (178) -- Kirk Hoggott 41, Evans Deere 42, Ben Murray 46, Hannah Urhoff 49.

-- From staff reports

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