SOFTBALL: Mexico High School Lady Bulldogs lost by the score of 9-1 at North Callaway Monday night.
Mexico's run came in the second inning and North Callaway scored all 9 of their runs in the 5th inning.
For Mexico, in the first inning Alison Mudd hit a single. In the 2nd inning, Haley Test hit a single and scored when Morgan Hall reached on an error. Also on the night, Anne Baker hit a single in the 6th inning.
Danielle Baumgartner pitched the first 4 innings and recorded 4 strikeouts, 1 walk and allowed 3 hits. Karen Baker pitched innings 5-6 and recorded 1 strikeout, 2 walks, and allowed 7 hits.
"Tonight was a tough loss. We couldn't seem to find any offense and North Callaway hit the ball hard. This game is a nice tune-up for Districts. We know what we need to work on and will be ready for Wednesday," Coach Christina Gerber said.
Mexico's first District game is at 6 p.m. Wednesday against Macon.
The team's overall record is 13-5. Mexico's pitchers' records are: Danielle Baumgartner 11-3; Karen Baker: 2-1 and Anne Baker: 0-1.
For North Callaway, Jaida Gray (6-1) was the winning pitcher. She pitched 6 innings, allowed 1 run, none earned, 3 hits and 3 strikeouts.
Danielle Cassidy finished the game pitching the 7th inning. She retired all 3 batters she faced, including 1 strikeout.
Two players batted 2 for 3 – Jaida Gray recorded 2 RBI and 1 run and Jaynie Coffman had 2 runs. The big hit of the day was a 3-run double by Cheyenne Chapin.
"Tonight was a great way for our seniors to go out," said NorCal Coach Sarah Baumgartner. "They have worked very hard this season. The team is very excited and ready to play in Districts this week."
North Callaway's record is 18-5.
North Callaway (seeded 3rd) is scheduled to play Wright City (seeded 6th) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in first round District play at Wright City.
The Mexico junior varsity lost to North Callaway by the score of 7-3.
In the 2nd inning, Ashlie Woodruff hit a single followed by a single from Courtney Inlow.
In the 3rd inning, Sydney Schutte hit a single. Lauren Ralls reached on an error. Paityn House then hit a single. Schutte and Ralls both scored in the inning.
In the 3rd inning, Rachel Owings drew a walk to lead off. Laura Fischer then reached on an error that allowed Owings to score.
In the 5th inning, House hit another single.
North Callaway scored 3 runs in the 1st inning and 4 runs in the 2nd inning.
The JV team's final record for the 2012 season is 8-4-1.
GOLF: Results of the District Golf Tournament are: Moberly with a score of 410; Mexico 419; Salisbury 440; Harrisburg 449; Centralia 455; Westran 481; Glasgow 495; Paris 504; Marshall 545; Cairo 669.
Mexico scores: Kaylee Stone 51/43- 94; Layne Ray 52/47- 99; Abigail Hoer 54/58-112; Jessica Slagle 56/58-114; Haley Auwarter 65/56-121.
All-District Honors- went to Kaylee Stone, Layne Ray, Abigail Hoer (not sure of the official places, waiting on paperwork from Moberly...)
Tournament Medalist was Nikole Marquis, 87, Moberly.
"Yesterday was an amazing day for our golf team," Coach Lindsey Yancey said. "As I've said all year, our girls have been and are still working hard at practice and making every competition important. The District tournament is an extremely tense day, this is the tournament that decides who gets to advance to the Sectional tournament (Oct. 8), and on top of all that there are volunteers who count every stroke and watch the girls all day, with no stroke limit on the holes."
"This is the best day to have a good day of golf, but on the other hand it is also the worst day to have a bad round because of all the pressure and high stakes. I am so proud of the girls that they were confident enough that even if they had a bad shot or bad hole, or even a bad 9 holes, they pulled themselves back up and continued. Our team played consistently, even under the pressure, and put in scores that were right on their averages. Kaylee Stone had the best day of golf she's ever had, and what a day to do so. We are looking forward to the Sectional tournament and sending as many players as we can to State."