Central stumbles in 6th straight setback

Saturday, April 27, 2002

The tough times continued for Central's baseball team Friday as visiting Hillsboro handed the Tigers their sixth consecutive loss, 4-2 in the completion of a game that was interrupted by rain Wednesday after one inning.

All the scoring came in the first inning Wednesday. The Hawks improved to 12-11 while the Tigers fell to 4-12.

No further information was available.

Central will host Harrisburg, Ill., at noon today. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a ceremony commemorating the Tigers' final season on their current field that has been used since 1978.

Bloomfield 12, Delta 1

DELTA, Mo. -- Delta (1-8) committed eight errors and had just two hits as Bloomfield romped in five innings. The Wildcats had 10 hits.

Softball

CHAFFEE TOURNAMENT

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee nipped Scott City 3-2 in the championship game of its own tournament, the Lady Red Devils Classic that wound up being a four-team affair after rain had wiped out the original eight-team bracket last weekend.

Abby Walter was the winning pitcher, improving to 4-0. Shana Wadlington was the tough-luck loser.

The Red Devils (9-3) scored three runs in the sixth inning to overcome a 1-0 lead by the Rams (8-5-1). The game was stopped after six innings because of a time limit.

Ashley Graham had two of Chaffee's six hits. Scott City finished with two hits.

In the first round, Chaffee rallied with an eight-run sixth inning to beat Delta 9-5 behind the pitching of Shannon Hampton. Scott City defeated Advance in the opening round.

Delta (4-4-1) came back to capture third place with a 7-3 victory over Advance. Rebecca Cook was the winner.

Girls' soccer

I-55 TOURNAMENT

The I-55 Tournament at Notre Dame did not go off as planned, but several local teams still saw action.

Because the main field at Notre Dame was unplayable due to recent heavy rain -- and because of the threat of more rain for the weekend -- it was decided that the four St. Louis-area squads in the eight-team event would not make the trip.

Instead, the four Southeast Missouri teams are playing a small round-robin tournament by themselves. Friday's games on Notre Dame's practice field saw the host squad edge Central 1-0 and Jackson nip Poplar Bluff 1-0.

Notre Dame (9-2-1) got a goal by Megan Holloway, on an assist from Meredith LeGrand, four minutes into the game to upend Central (6-6-1). Goalkeeper Katie Palmer recorded the shutout.

Jackson (11-1) received a second-half goal from Molly Hartmann, on a Courtney Urhahn assist, and Whitney Werner nabbed the shutout.

Today's schedule features Central vs. Jackson at 9 a.m., Notre Dame vs. Poplar Bluff at 10:30 a.m., Central vs. Poplar Bluff at 1 p.m. and Notre Dame vs. Jackson at 2:30 p.m.

Perryville 7, Farmington 1

FARMINGTON, Mo.-- Ashly Hadler scored 16 seconds into the game and went on to record her first career three-goal hat trick as Perryville romped.

Brittney Weibrecht scored a goal and had two assists. Anna Davis, Christina Schremp and Ashley Blyzes scored one goal each for Perryville (13-2).

Amanda Nuyt had seven saves, but allowed her first goal in four games.

Perryville's JV won 4-0.

-- From staff reports

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