Now that it has hosted its own jamboree, as well as got rained out of the New Haven Classic last weekend, the Montgomery County varsity softball team finally got to show the rest of the area what it was all about on Tuesday at home in non-league action against Hermann.
Because Eastern Missouri Conference action will envelop the Lady Wildcats starting today at 5 p.m. at Silex, this game was the teams one chance to get ready for league competition, and while that's next to impossible to accomplish during the course of a single contest, there's plenty the team did get done. This includes Sam Queathem charting a single, a double and a triple in three at-bats with two RBI and two runs, all of which helped Montgomery County come out on top 12-1.
"It was our first game of the season and I think our team came out strong," said coach Audra Heimer. "There are things we need to work on, but for the most part they did all of the little things right. I'm excited for the rest of the season and to keep improving."
Earning the victory for the Lady Wildcats was Brooklyn Fischer after allowing one earned run on three hits and seven walks with nine strikeouts in five innings in the circle and Hailey Burch also three hits, two RBI and a run in three at-bats. Dakota Pulley was almost on that same pace at 2-for 3, Fischer added two hits, two runs and one RBI and in three tries and Kylie Klekamp gave a 2-for-3 performance, as well, with two runs and one RBI.
Montgomery County, 1-0 overall, 0-0 EMO, welcomes Mark Twain to town on Sept. 4 and on Sept. 6 the team is at Wright City.