The Eastern Missouri Conference varsity softball tournament last weekend at Montgomery County was a whirlwind affair that featured North Callaway placing first after winning the league's regular-season championship.
Wellsville-Middletown was also in action last Saturday at the Lady Wildcats and went 1-1. Results included defeating Mark Twain 5-1 after losing the first meeting between these squads on Sept. 14 and falling to Community R-6.
"We hit very well this weekend and just ran out of gas in the second game," said Wellsville-Middletown coach Sabrina O'Heron. "The girls did well and showed a lot of improvement this weekend."
As for Montgomery County, it won 5-1 at home against CR-6 on Sept. 21, but come tournament time on its own field the team lost to Silex 8-0. This game featured six hits and two errors for the Lady Wildcats against two hits each for the Lady Owls from Chloee Kinion, Molly Stanek, Taylor McAnulty and Makayla Schneider according to maxpreps.com.
Earlier that same day Montgomery County was downed by Clopton 14-0 as Jillian Lockard exploded for three hits and three runs ion three at-bats. Pitcher Maya Street also allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in five innings.
The Lady Wildcats then faced Louisiana at home on Monday and just barely won 3-2 despite getting outhit 11-5. For the Lady Bulldogs, Brianna St. Clair went 3-for-3 and Maria Gutierrez gave up three runs, one earned, on five hits and four walks with nine strikeouts in six innings pitched.
When district play commences later this week, CR-6, Van-Far and Wellsville-Middletown have been assigned to Class 1, District 7 and North Callaway and Montgomery County have been assigned to Class 2, District 8 at Centralia.