High school roundup: Notre Dame softball team nips Central in seventh inning

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Notre Dame’s Tiffany Wood, right, and Liz Kight celebrate after scoring the tying- and game-winning runs in the bottom of the seventh inning during the Bulldogs’ 4-3 win over Central on Tuesday at Notre Dame. (ADAM VOGLER)

Notre Dame rallied with the help of two Central errors in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the visiting Tigers 4-3 on Tuesday in softball action.

Central was one out away from a 3-2 victory after starting pitcher Kadie Orenstein struck out the first two Bulldogs in the seventh, but the Bulldogs' Tiffany Wood kept the inning alive with a single to left field. Liz Kight's pop fly to the left side of the infield fell for an error, and both runners moved up on a wild pitch to set up the winning play.

"Brandi Glasteter hit a long fly ball to the sun field in left and the girl got a glove on it and it dropped for the winning run," Notre coach Jeff Graviett said.

Central, led by a home run by Sarah Kitchen, outhit the Bulldogs 9-7. Kitchen had three hits, as did Orenstein, who had a double. Brooke Anderson added two hits for the Tigers.

Orenstein went the distance and took the loss. She struck out three and walked four.

Nikki Peters pitched all seven inning for Notre Dame for the win. She struck out four and walked one.

Wood and Kayce Landewee both had two hits for Notre Dame (13-3).

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WP -- Nikki Peters, 9-3. LP -- Kadie Orenstein. HR -- Sarah Kitchen (C). 2B -- Orenstein (C). Multiple hits -- Central: Orenstein 3-4, Kitchen 3-4, Brooke Anderson 2-4; Notre Dame: Tiffany Wood 2-4, Kayce Landewee 2-3. Records -- Notre Dame 13-3.

Jackson 9, Sikeston 2

Brooke Whitledge belted a home run among her two hits to lead the Indians to a home victory.

Mollie Crader had a triple, while Kaitlyn McHughes and Kayla Keith each had a double for Jackson (7-5).

Mallory Jones was the winning pitcher.


WP -- Mallory Jones, 7-5. LP -- Paige Sailors. HR -- Brooke Whitledge (J), Maggie Shepherd (S). 3B -- Mollie Crader (J). 2B -- Kaitlyn McHughs (J), Kayla Keith (J), Madison Smith (S). Multiple hits -- Jackson: Mollie Crader 3-4, Brooke Whitledge 2-3, Kaitlyn McHughs 3-4; Sikeston: Bayleah James 2-4. Records -- Jakcson 7-5.

Jefferson 10, Perryville 4

Emma Nelson had a double among her two hits in the Pirates' loss at home.

Kelcie Fahnestock took the loss in the circle for Perryville.


WP -- Brown. LP -- Kelcie Fahnestock. 2B -- Emma Nelson (P), Brown (J), Huffman (J). Multiple hits -- Perryville: Emma Nelson 2-4, Lilly Peacut 2-3; Jefferson: Brown 3-4, Warren 2-4, Huffman 2-4, Morrison 2-4.

Neelyville 5, Chaffee 4

The Red Devils surrendered four runs in the bottom of the seventh in a road loss.

The Red Devils committed two errors in the inning, and the game ended when the winning run scored on a two-out wild pitch.

Carleigh Burnett took the loss in relief of Kaitlin McFerron, who pitched the first six innings. McFerron allowed four hits, struck out three and walked one.

McFerron also had a two-run home run for the Red Devils (6-8), who also received two doubles from Adrienne Eichhorn and one double from both Cierra Crites and Mackenzie Chapman. Julia Sutterfield added two hits.


WP -- M. Eaker. LP -- Carleigh Burnett. HR -- Kaitlin McFerron (C). 2B -- Adrienne Eichhorn 2 (C), Cierra Crites (C), MacKenzie Chapman (C). Multiple hits -- Chaffee: Eichhorn 2-4, Julia Sutterfield 2-4; Neelyville: Bolt 2-4. Records -- Chaffee 6-8.

Saxony Lutheran 3, Portageville 0

Saxony Lutheran scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to win on the road.

Natalie Schlimpert had a double, went 3 for 4 at the plate and struck out five in the circle to lead the Crusaders.

Abby Hadler chipped in with a double, while Grace Mirly added two hits for Saxony Lutheran (6-7).

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WP -- Natalie Schlimpert, 1-1. LP -- Jenna Hawkins. 2B -- Abby Hadler (SL), Natalie Schlimpert (SL). Multiple hits -- Saxony Lutheran: Natalie Schlimpert 3-4, Grace Mirly 2-4; Portageville: Jenna Hawkins 2-4, J. Island 2-4. Records -- Saxony Lutheran 6-7.

Kelly 6, Poplar Bluff 1

Jade Rampley belted two doubles and drove in two runs to help the Hawks to a road victory.

Jessica Worth smacked a double and added two RBIs for Kelly (13-1).

Alexis Dock took the win in the circle.

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WP -- Alexis Dock. LP -- Coleman. 2B -- Jade Rampley (K) 2, Jessica Worth (K), Brooks (PB). Multiple hits -- Kelly: Rampley 3-4, Jessica Worth 2-4. Records -- Kelly 13-1.

JV -- Kelly won 11-0.


Oak Ridge Invitational

The Oak Ridge boys squad boasted three of the top four finishers to win its own five-team meet with 42 points.

Ethan Seyer led the Blue Jays with a second-place finish in 17 minutes, 34 seconds. Jake LeGrand followed in third, while Corvin Schoen placed fourth.

Farmington won the girls team title with 20 points. Oak Ridge's Alexis Wunderlich (22:54) was the top local runner with a seventh-place finish.


Team -- 1. Oak Ridge 42, 2. Farmington 48, 3. Woodland 74, 4. Arcadia Valley 106, 5. Saxony Lutheran 160

Oak Ridge -- 2. Ethan Seyer 17.34; 3. Jake LeGrand 18.34; 4. Corvin Schoen 18.36; 16. Austin Wunderlich 19.42; 17. Nathan Bolin 19.43

Woodland -- 5. Garrett Reynolds 18.38; 9. Aaron Yount 19.08; 13. Kyle Davis 19.21; 20. Dakota Long 19.50; 25. Bryce Crites 20.16

Saxony Lutheran -- 18. Anthony Etzold 19.47; 29. Aaron Koehler 20.33; 35. Zachery Vogel 20.57; 37. Taylor Richmond 21.23; 41. Jason Krueger 21.35

Scott City -- 10. Jesse Perry 19.10

Meadow Heights -- 11. Chris Bollinger 19.10

Kelly -- 15. Jerrod Lynn 19.39


Team -- 1. Farmington 20, 2. Arcadia Valley 27, 3. Saxony Lutheran 83, 4. Crystal City 87, 5. Dexter 111

Saxony Lutheran -- 18. Rachel Gruenwald 24.16; 20. Regan Obermann 24.26; 21. Breanne Etzold 24.30; 24. Kristen Gruenwald 24.52

Oak Ridge -- 7. Alexis Wunderlich 22.54; 12. Kendra Kohler 23.59; 33. Chelsea Seyer 26.22

Chaffee -- 13. Lyndsey Statler 24.00; 36. Holly Rutherford 26.59; 38. Courtney Berghoff 27.08

Zalma -- 31. Jenny Ware 25.29


Eagle Ridge 6, Brehm Prep 1

Aaron Margrave scored three goals to lead the Eagles to a home victory.

Jordan Cliff added two goals and had three assists, while Trevor Cliff netted one goal.

Jared Powell and Josh Frederich both had one assist.

Eagles goalkeeper Caleb Creerey made two saves.


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Melinna Craft nailed six kills and had two blocks as the Indians cruised to a road win.

Alexa Kelpe dished out 11 assists, while Sara Thompson served eight aces and had six digs for Jackson (8-9-2).

JV -- Jackson won 25-8, 25-20

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Natalie Gremaud slammed six kills to lead the Pirates in the win at home.

Alex Spears served four aces, and Lauren Buxton dished out seven assists for Perryville (14-2).

JV -- Perryville won 25-10, 25-17

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Katie Williams had 11 kills in the Tigers' loss on the road.

Libby Hulcy added 10 kills for Central (6-10).

JV -- Central won 2-1.


Dexter 5, Notre Dame 4

The Bulldogs took victories at Nos. 1 and 2 in both singles and doubles, but the visiting Bearcats came away with the victory.

Reagan Kapp and Anna Unterreiner both won singles matches for Notre Dame and were part of the victories in doubles play.


No. 1 -- Reagan Kapp (ND) def. Baylee Cooper (D) 8-6

No. 2 -- Anna Unterreiner (ND) def. Alison Jarrell (D) 8-6

No. 3 -- Makayla Waldner (D) def. Maddie Walker (ND) 8-3

No. 4 -- Kendra Stevenson (D) def. Adele Soutar (ND) 8-5

No. 5 -- Erica Morgan (D) def. Emily Young (ND) 8-5

No. 6 -- Katelyn Frazier (D) def. Tatum Dodd (ND) 8-3


No. 1 -- Kapp-Soutar (ND) def. Cooper-Morgan 4-6, 6-3, 10-5

No. 2 -- Unterreiner-Walker (ND) def. Jarrell-Stevenson 6-4, 6-4

No. 3 -- Waldner-Frazier (D) def. Young-Dodd 6-2, 6-0

JV -- Notre Dame 4, Dexter 0

-- From staff reports

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