High school roundup: Jackson softball team claims tournament title

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Jackson softball team won three games to clinch first place in the Cor Jesu Academy Round-Robin Tournament Saturday in suburban St. Louis.

The Indians defeated Affton 9-0 and Rosati-Kain 5-2 before beating host Cor Jesu Academy 10-4 to remain undefeated on the day.

Brooke Whitledge smacked a home run, a triple and three doubles to lead Jackson (10-6). Molly Crader belted two triples and Demesha Huddleston had a home run for the Indians in the tournament.

Jackson's Mallory Jones was the winning pitcher in all three games.

JACKSON 9, AFFTON 0

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WP -- Mallory Jones. LP -- Deen. 3B -- Brooke Whitledge (J), Molly Crader (J) 2. 2B -- LaQuesha Martin (J). Multiple hits -- Jackson: Demesha Huddleston 2-2, Molly Crader 2-3, LaQuesha Martin 2-3. Records -- Jackson 8-6.

JACKSON 5, ROSATI-KAIN 2

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WP -- Mallory Jones. LP -- McNiss. 3B -- Melanie Dockins (J). 2B -- Brooke Whitledge (J), Taylor Bauknecht (J), Zeclonholde (RK). Multiple hits -- Jackson: Molly Crader 2-3; Rosati-Kain: Zeclonholde 2-3. Records -- Jackson 9-6.

JACKSON 10, COR JESU ACADEMY 4

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WP -- Mallory Jones. LP -- Hobenstreit. HR -- Demesha Huddleston (J), Brooke Whitledge (J). 3B -- Kaitlyn McHughs (J), Florian (CJ). 2B -- Brooke Whitledge (J) 2, Florian (CJ), Gottschlick (CJ), Werckmann (CJ). Multiple hits -- Jackson: Demesha Huddleston 2-4, Brooke Whitledge 3-5, Kaitlyn McHughs 2-2, Molly Crader 3-4, Melanie Dockins 2-4, LaQuesha Martin 2-4, Kayla Keith 2-2; Cor Jesu Academy: Florian 2-4, Vertucci 2-3. Records -- Jackson 10-6.

Notre Dame Invitational

Saxony Lutheran fell to St. Pius 18-2 in the tournament championship.

Earlier in the day Saxony Lutheran defeated Ste. Genevieve 4-2 to advance the title game.

Natalie Schlimpert got the win in the circle. Abby Hadler was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs while Ashlyn Collier was also 2 for 3.

Delta went 1-1 in the tournament.

The Bobcats avenged a loss to Scott City from earlier in the week when they took the first game 2-1 against the Rams. Machela VanGennip hit a triple for Delta. Bobcats freshman Jenna Henson drove in the winning run in the sixth inning. Macy Hall went 2 for 2 at the plate to pace the Rams (6-9).

Delta pitcher Ciara Coomer struck out five batters.

The Bobcats dropped their second game to Sikeston 4-3. Delta's Jenna Henson went 2 for 3 at the plate.

ST. PIUS 18, SAXONY 2

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WP -- Magre. LP -- Natalie Schlimpert. 3B -- Chamberlain (SP). 2B -- Magre (SP). Multiple hits -- St. Pius: Marks 2-3, Magre 2-3, Conway 3-3.

SAXONY 4, STE. GENEVIEVE 2

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WP -- Natalie Schlimpert. LP -- Weeler. 3B -- Viox (SG). 2B -- Abby Hadler (SL), Burney (SG). Multiple hits -- Saxony: Ashlyn Collier 2-3, Hadler 2-3.

DELTA 2, SCOTT CITY 1

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WP -- Ciara Coomer. LP -- Tana Tetley. 3B -- Michaela VanGennip (D). Multiple hits -- Scott City: Macy Hall 2-3. Records -- Scott City 6-9.

SIKESTON 4, DELTA 3

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WP -- Sads. LP -- Ciara Coomer. 3B -- Maggie Shepherd (S). 2B -- Dyond (S). Multiple hits -- Delta: Jenna Henson 2-3.

BOYS SOCCER

Notre Dame 1, Westminster Christian Academy 0

Luke Mocherman scored the only goal in the game to lead the Bulldogs in the road win.

Jake Powderly had the assist. Goalkeeper Thomas Himmelberg snagged nine saves for Notre Dame (8-2).

JV -- Notre Dame won 3-0.

GIRLS TENNIS

Eureka 5, Jackson 4

The Jackson girls' tennis team (13-1) suffered its first loss of the season to visiting Eureka in a tri-match with Central at Southeast Missouri State University on Saturday.

SINGLES

No. 1 -- Kenna Hughes (E) def. Jackie McNally 7-6, 6-2

No. 2 -- Montana Adams (J) def. Andrea Schneider 7-6, 6-4

No. 3 -- Katelyn Kuppart (J) def. Abby Hoffman 7-6, 6-3

No. 4 -- Megan Hainey (E) def. Lucy Kunz 7-5, 6-4

No. 5 -- Ashlynn Gunhust (E) def. Laina Marble 6-0, 6-2

No. 6 -- Kelsey Welton (E) def. Bailey Leonard 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLES

No. 1 -- Adams-Kuppart (J) def. Schneider-Welton 8-1

No. 2 -- Kunz-Marble (J) def. Hughes-Hoffman 8-5

No. 3 -- Hainey-Gunhust (E) def. McNally-Leonard 8-4

CROSS COUNTRY

Saluki Invitational

The Jackson girls cross country team finished first while the boys placed second in the Saluki Invitational at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., on Saturday.

BOYS

Team Scores -- 1. Carbondale 46, 2. Jackson 89, 3. Waterloo 98, 4. Collinsville 111, 5. Marion 111

Jackson -- 4. Gabe Underwood 17.04; 9. Nate Martin 17.29

GIRLS

Team Scores -- 1. Jackson 56, 2. Farmington 58, 3. Carbondale 73, 4. Marion 113, 5. Red Bud 115

Jackson -- 3. Chelsea Drum 20:04; 11. Zhao Ni Dirnberger 21.24; 14. Taylor Winnick 21:57; 18. Carlee Williamson 22.41; 20. Carli Knott 22.46

Hancock Place Invitational

The Notre Dame boys cross country squad captured second place in the Class 3 division while the Woodland boys team claimed fourth in the Class 1-2 category in the Hancock Place Invitational in suburban St. Louis on Saturday.

The Kelly boys finished in 14th place in Class 1-2 while Cape Central boys came in at 23rd place in Class 4.

BOYS

CLASS 1-2

Team Scores -- 1. Herculaneum 48, 2. Arcadia Valley 127, 3. Bowling Green 129, 4. Woodland 149, 5. Russellville 154, 6. Wright City 168, 7. Christian 172, 8. New Haven 199

Woodland -- 19. Garret Reynolds 18:45.20; 26. Aaron Yount 19.11.54; 30. Kyle Davis 19:18.95; 41. Dakota Long 19:45.02; 52. Bryce Crites 20:12.51; 93. Joshua Rainey 24:08.97

Kelly -- 45. Alan Lowe 19:53.19; 49. Jerrod Lynn 20:02.49; 71. Trey Walker 21:03.75; 85. Robbie Harper 22:03.33; 88. Aaron Birk 22:55.35

CLASS 3

Team scores -- 1. Festus 46, 2. Notre Dame 89, 3. Ste. Genevieve 118, 4. Hillsboro 165

Notre Dame -- 10. Michael Nelson 17:21.41; 14. Jacob Meadors 17:33.10; 20. Cole Ross 17:50.94; 22. Michael Peters 17:55.36; 28. Jacob Cieslewicz 18:11.98; 29. Clayton Myers 18:13.77; 35. Shaun Rellergert 18:24.83

CLASS 4

Team Scores -- 1. West Plains 65, 2. Rock Bridge 80, 3. Lafayette (Wildwood) 103, 4. Fox 149, 5. Parkway West 154, 6. Jefferson City 196

Central -- 106. Logan Wright 19:00.02; 125. Hezekiah Wood 19:25.92; 140. Tim Heinsman 19:49.28; 141. Riley Duncan 19:53.13; 148. Caleb Ambler 20:27.82; 156. Clayton Monia 21:15.41; 157. Vikas Rudrappa 22:59.56

GIRLS

CLASS 1-2

Team Scores -- 1. Herculaneum 50, 2. Arcadia Valley 74, 3. Bowling Green 84, 4. Lutheran North 94, 5. Whitfield 110, 6. Principia 140, 7. Valley Park 151, 8. Centralia 172

Woodland -- 53. Bailey Jones 25:32.87; 60. Cassidy Sawyer 27:04.84; 61. Valerie Lewis 27:12.82; 68. Adrian McCoy 36:41.20

CLASS 3

Team Scores -- 1. Ste. Genevieve 25, 2. Villa Duchesne 108, 3. Festus 122, 4. Liberty Benton 131, 5. Owensville 180

Notre Dame -- 12. Breanna Conklin 20:46.30; 29. Ali Norder 21:46.01; 37. Adilyn Mueller 22:00.85; 83. Jordan Meadors 23:54.32

CLASS 4

Team Scores -- 1. Francis Howell 78, 2. Rock Bridge 87, 3. Eureka 119, 4. Jefferson City 120, 5. Lafayette (Wildwood) 127, 6. Ladue Horton Watkins 132, 7. Rockwood Summit 162

Central -- 50. Maddy McDonald 22:03.64; 69. Haley White 22:15.42; 110. Bridget Trepasso 23:46.85; 120. Emily Weisenberger 25:10.95; 125. Chleo LeGrand 25:46.92

BASEBALL

Campbell tournament

The Leopold baseball team defeated Van Buren 8-0 in the opening round of the Campbell tournament.

Zach Elfrink got the complete-game win for Leopold. He gave up just two hits and struck out 10 batters while walking one.

Casey Graham went 3 for 4 at the plate for Leopold while Elrink, D.J. Keim and Cord Cooper all added two hits.

Leopold also defeated Campbell 2-1 in eight innings in a regular-season game on Saturday.

Elfrink drove in Graham in the top of the eighth inning to score the winning run.

Joe Elfrink got the win on the mound. He pitched the final two innings, striking out five batters and allowing one hit.

LEOPOLD 8, VAN BUREN 0

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WP -- Zach Elfrink. LP -- Griffin. Multiple hits -- Leopold: Casey Graham 3-4, Zach Elfrink 2-2, D.J. Keim 2-5, Cord Cooper 2-2.

LEOPOLD 2, CAMPBELL 1

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WP -- Joe Elfink.

-- From staff reports

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