Sports digest 05/17/05

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Four advance in Pitch, Hit and Run

Four winners from the first Pitch, Hit and Run contest in Cape Girardeau advanced from Saturday's event to this Saturday's sectional competition in Fenton.

Top scores in that level of the baseball skills competition will be used for comparison to determine participants in the St. Louis Cardinals team championship at Busch Stadium.

Thirty-two youths competed Saturday at Arena Park. Ross Essner topped the 7-8-year-old division, Kody Moore won among ages 9-10, Clinton Heuer was first in 11-12, and Tanner Hiett dominated the 13-14 division.

Top finishers

Ages 7-8

Overall -- 1, Ross Essner 432; 2, Bennett Osborn; 3, Collin R. Jones.

Pitching -- (tie) Collin R. Jones, Ross Gesner, Bennett Osborn, Tyler Bening, 150; HItting -- Collin R. Jones 174; Running -- Josh Morse160.

Ages 9-10

Overall -- 1, Kody Moore 672; 2, Alex Landewee; 3, Brett Heuer.

Pitching -- (tie) Matthew Westrich, Kyle Jones 225; Hitting -- Kody Moore 290; Running -- Kody Moore 232.

Ages 11-12

Overall -- 1, Clinton Heuer 729; 2, Austin Raines; 3 (tie), Ryan Wilson, Tyler Gholson.

Pitching -- (tie) Clinton Heuer, Tyler Gholson, Austin Raines 150; HItting -- Clinton Heuer 294; Running -- Austin Raines 329.

Ages 13-14

Overall -- 1, Tanner Hiett 958; 2, Ross Miller; 3, Ethan Essner.

Pitching -- Tanner Hiett 300; Hitting -- Tanner Hiett 386; Running -- Ethan Essner 382.

Kirbys and Kuntzes team up for victory

The team of Ron and Priscilla Kirby and Rick and Joyce Kuntze won the Cape Girardeau Country Club Friday Couples event last week.

The runner-up team was comprised of David and Kathy Morris and Roger and Deb Mealy.

Honorable mention went to Mary Jane Eftink and Linda Tewis and Merle and Shirley Gelsheimer.

The event was hosted by Leon and Mary Jane Eftink.

Cape Senior Babe Ruth tryouts this weekend

Tryouts for the Cape Senior Babe Ruth team will be noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Notre Dame High School. The team is open to players ages 16 to 19 and the cost is $65.

For more information, call Alan Wengert at 243-4696 or 332-2402.

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