Centralia, North Callaway, Community R-6 Middle School
Centralia Lady Panthers increased their overall record to 8-2 Thursday when they defeated Fatima Comets 4-3. Winning pitcher for the Panthers was Baylee Douglass (8-1) who pitched 7 innings, allowed 4 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk and had 11 strikeouts. Centralia scored 1 in the first, 2 in the third and 1 in the fifth.
"We started out sluggish and made a few adjustments. I was very proud of our girls. They never gave up and kept hitting the ball," said CHS Coach Jill Angell.
One of the keys in the game was Douglass scoring in the first on an Ashley Hill single. The second was Alli Massey's home run. Massey was 1-3 with 2 RBI. Douglass was 2-3, with one stolen base; while Hill was 2-3 with 1 RBI.
The losing pitcher was Kaitlyn Huhn who pitched 7 innings, allowed 9 hits, 4 runs and had 1 strikeout.
North Callaway girls softball team defeated Bowling Green, 4-0, in the East Missouri Conference Thursday in a rematch game from Saturday, when Bowling Green defeated North Callaway in the third-place game of the North Callaway Tournament.
The winning pitcher was Jaida Gray (2-0), pitching a two-hitter, walked 2 and struck out 5.
North Callaway had 4 runs, 11 hits and 1 error. Offensively for the Ladybirds Brynn McGraph was 2-4 with 1 RBI and a run scored. Maddie Sorell was 2-4 with 1 RBI. Kelsey Coil, 2-2 also had a walk.
North Callaway Coach Brandi Thomsen said "It was a good conference win."
North Callaway is now 9-3 and 4-1 in conference.
Bowling Green falls to 7-9 and 3-2 in conference.
In the junior varsity game, Bowling Green beat North Callaway 6 to 3. Bowling Green is now 5-6 and North Callaway falls to 5-2.
Up next for the Ladybirds is a home game Tuesday against Wright City.
COMMUNITY R-6 MIDDLE SCHOOL:
On Sept. 4, Community R-6's first ever middle school softball game was held at Silex with R-6 losing 6-5. Pitching for R-6 was Alissa Curtis who pitched 6 innings, allowed 3 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks and struck out 4. Leading the Lady Trojans in hitting were Amber Harrison and Katilyn Foreman with 2 hits each and Jessie Hill 1 hit.
"Like any first game of a season, the girls were nervous, but anxious to get the season started. The girls played hard and kept it a close game defending the plate until the final inning," stated R-6 Coach Erin Mack.
On Sept. 10, R-6 traveled to South Callaway where they lost 16-1. Curtis was the losing pitcher, pitching 3 innings, allowed 4 hits, 16 runs, 5 walks and struck out 5.
On Sept. 11, the team was back in action against Monroe City for their first home opener and their first victory beating Monroe City 14-6. Curtis again took the mound and pitched 5 innings allowing 12 hits, 6 runs, 4 walks and struck out 9. Performing well at the bat for R-6 were Dani Jackson with 3 hits, 3 RBI, Jessie Hill, 2 hits, 1 RBI and Sirrina Dunn, 3 hits, 2 RBI.
"The girls played hard, put everything they have learned in practice in play, and executed to win the game," said coach Mack.