Notre Dame weathers Blackcat rally 13-12

Thursday, April 18, 2002

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Notre Dame survived a grand slam in the bottom of the seven inning, hanging on for a 13-12 baseball victory over Fredericktown on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs, who took a 12-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, improved to 9-1 despite seeing the Blackcats score nine runs over the final two innings.

Notre Dame's Shane Kistner and Fredericktown's Kyle Tesreau both had two home runs. After hitting a three-run blast in the sixth, Tesreau brought Fredericktown to within 13-12 with a one-out grand slam in the seventh off reliever Blake Urhahn. Tesreau finished 3-for-5 with seven RBIs.

Urhahn, who relieved starter Lee Essner with one out in the seventh, struck out the following two batters to nail down the win.

Kistner began the wild day with a leadoff home run in the first. He added a two-run shot in the second for a 4-0 lead. Kistner finished with two hits and three RBIs as did teammate Kyle Diveley. Timmy Wencewicz went 4-for-5 and Scott Wittenborn added two hits.

The victory for Notre Dame came a day after an exciting 10-9 win over Scott City.

"We're finding ways to win," Notre Dame coach Jeff Graviett said. "That's the positive. We were sitting on 12-3 lead and had a chance to finish them off. You have to give them credit. They hit their way back in the game."

Essner (2-0) allowed 13 hits, striking out seven, walking none and hitting four batters.

Josh Skaggs suffered the loss.

Notre Dame visit Sikeston on Friday in a SEMO Conference makeup game.

Jackson 9, Dexter 7

DEXTER, Mo. -- Jackson rallied with three runs in the seventh inning to post its fourth straight victory.

The Indians (7-4) trailed 7-6 entering their final at-bat. Matt Gordon led off with a single and Bryan Austin reached on a one-out error. The pair pulled off a double steal, and when the throw to third base was wild, Gordon scored the tying run.

Brad Berry then singled in Austin with the go-ahead run and Trevor Thompson later added an RBI single.

Berry and Gordon both had two hits, one of Berry's a home run. Josh Parham was the winning pitcher in relief as he retired all five batters he faced, four on strikeouts.

"We battled back and Josh shut the door on them," Jackson coach Sam Sides said. "It's a good win for us."

Oran 3, Advance 1

ORAN, Mo. -- Trey Graviett struck out 13 and fired a three-hitter as Oran slipped past Advance.

The Eagles (8-1), who had just four hits, scored all their runs in the fourth inning, getting an RBI double from Tyler Nelson, an RBI single from Matt Bucher and an RBI squeeze bunt from Patrick Friga.

Advance's run off Graviett, who walked five, was unearned.

St. Vincent 4, Park Hills 3

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Brett Richardet doubled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift St. Vincent to its first win of the season.

Richardet's double scored Josh Triller, who opened the inning with a single and was sacrificed to second by Alex Armbruster.

Justin Ruessler picked up the win in relief of Dusty Cissell.

St. Vincent (1-9) took a 3-1 lead into the seventh, but Park Hills tied the game on a Jake Johnson home run and a steal of home on a botched suicide squeeze.

Bell City 11, Bloomfield 0

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Jason Rampley pitched a three-hit shutout, with eight strikeouts, as Bell City won in five innings for its fourth straight victory.

The Cubs (5-3) were led offensively by Dominitrix Johnson, who went 4-for-4 with three stolen bases and two runs scored. Ty Brown was 3-for-3 with three RBIs.


Central 10, Sikeston 0

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Allie McGinty scored four goals as Central routed Sikeston, a first-year program. The game was stopped 11 minutes into the second half because of the 10-goal mercy rule.

The Tigers (6-3-1) also got two goals from both Jessica Ham and Caitlin Bahn. Heidi Pilsner and Kate Miller both scored one goal.

Ham and Katie Huskey each had two assists while getting one were Pilsner, Miller, Cameron Bennett, Megan Freeze and Jennifer Morris. Goalkeeper Natalie Followell recorded the shutout.

Central's JV romped 9-0.

St. Vincent 5, Windsor 0

IMPERIAL, Mo. -- Caitlin Hoeh scored two goals and assisted on a third as St. Vincent blanked Windsor.

Amanda Carron, Jessica Berhle and Kindle Ernst all added single goals. Ernst and Joy Donze each had an assist.

Mindy Cattoor posted the shutout for St. Vincent (3-7-1), which led 1-0 at halftime.


Jackson 145, Ste. Genevieve 165

JACKSON, Mo. -- Medalist Peyton Sims shot an even-par 35 to lead Jackson to its lowest home total of the season and a 21-shot victory in a dual match at Kimbeland Country Club.

Just a stroke behind at 36 were teammates Matt Litzelfelner and Eric Fraley while Chad Reiminger carded a 38.

Jackson improved to 10-1.

Jackson's JV won 171-193.

Dexter Quadrangular

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dexter scored 152 to slip past Central (153) in a meet at the Bootheel Golf Course that also included Notre Dame (173) and New Madrid County Central (190).

Central's Todd Obergoenner shot a 1-under-par 35 to earn medalist honors.

Central is 7-6 and Notre Dame is 6-6.

St. Vincent 161, St. Pius 174

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Adam Prost and Wes Richardet tied for medalist with 3-over-par 39s as St. Vincent evened its dual match record at Perryville Country Club.

St. Vincent improved to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in the Jefferson County Conference.


Central 5, Carbondale 4

The Tigers (6-2) avenged one of their two losses this season. Earlier in the year, the Illinois squad had knocked off Central by an identical 5-4 score.

Central won four of the six singles matches to take control.

Central's JV posted a 9-6 victory.

--From staff reports

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