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MC Softball Report by: ALAN BRAKE
September 20, 2012Montgomery County High School
R-2 SOFTBALL TEAMS LOSES 3 GAMES IN NC TOURNEY
The Montgomery County R-2 Lady Wildcats played 3 games in the North Callaway Tournament on September 8. Unfortunately, the Lady Wildcats were unable to come away with a win. In the first game they lost to North Callaway 18-2. In the second game they lost to New Bloomfield 21-4. In the third game they lost to Van-Far 17-1.
In the first game, North Callaway scored 4 runs in the top of the first inning on 1 hit, 3 walks and 2 R-2 errors. NC then scored 10 runs in the top of the second inning on 7 hits, 4 walks and 3 errors. In the top of the third, NC scored 4 more runs on 4 hits, 3 walks and 1 R-2 error.
The Lady Wildcats scored 2 runs in the bottom of the third inning. Payton LaBrier got things going with a single, which was followed by a double by Miah Klekamp, a single by Shelby Miles, and a double by Shelby Roark. LaBrier and Klekamp scored the runs. The game ended after 3 innings due to the “mercy rule”, in which a team has at least a 15 run lead after 3 innings of play.
The hits and runs scored in the previous paragraph were the only offense the Lady Wildcats had. Emily Walton pitched the first two innings of the game and was given the loss. Roark pitched the third inning for R-2.
New Bloomfield batted first in the second game and took a commanding lead, as they scored 9 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks, 1 hit batter and 1 error. In the top of the second NB scored 3 runs on 4 hits and 1 R-2 error, to make the score 12-0.
The Lady Wildcats scored a run in the bottom of the second inning, when Walton singled, stole second base, and scored on a double by Chelsey Hemeyer. However, NB came back with 9 more runs in the top of the third inning on 7 hits, 3 walks and 2 R-2 errors to make the score 21-1.
The Lady Wildcats came back in the bottom of the third inning to score 3 runs. Taylor Lauer started things for R-2 with a single. That was followed by a double by Klekamp, a double by Roark, and a single by LaBrier. Lauer, Klekamp and Roark scored the runs. This made the score 21-4, and the game was ended by the “mercy rule” (explained previously in this article).
In the third game against Van-Far, the Lady Wildcats batted first but they did not score. However, Van-Far scored 5 runs in the bottom of the first on 3 hits, 5 walks and 1 R-2 error. After holding the Lady Wildcats scoreless in the top of the second inning, VF scored 12 runs in the bottom of the second on 7 hits, 6 walks and 2 R-2 errors. This gave VF a 17-0 lead.
In the top of the third inning, Miles hit a home run for R-2 to make the score 17-1. However, the Lady Wildcats did not score any more runs and the game ended with the “mercy rule” coming into effect.
With these games the Lady Wildcats’ overall record drops to 1 win and 7 losses. Their East Missouri Conference record is 0-3. The Lady Wildcats had 2 EMO Conference games this past week against North Callaway (Tuesday) and Elsberry (Wednesday). Reports on these games should be in this week’s issue of the Standard.
LADY WILDCATS SOFTBALL TEAM LOSES 2 EMO CONFERENCE GAMES
The Montgomery County R-2 Lady Wildcats softball team played 2 games last week against East Missouri (EMO) Conference foes. On Tuesday, September 11, they traveled to North Callaway and lost 15-0. On Wednesday, September 12, they hosted Elsberry and lost 18-0.
In the North Callaway game Miah Klekamp started the game with a walk, but was thrown out on an attempt to steal second base. R-2’s second batter Shelby Miles also walked, but was left on first base. Miles was the last base runner the Lady Wildcats had in the game.
NC scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning, on 1 walk and 4 R-2 errors (0 hits). They scored 4 more runs in the second inning on 3 hits, 2 walks and 1 R-2 error to make the score 8-0. NC ended the game in the bottom of the third inning with 7 runs on 5 hits, 4 walks and 1 R-2 error. This gave NC a 15-0 lead and ended the game due to the “mercy rule”, in which a team has a 15 run lead at the end of 3 innings of play.
In Wednesday’s game Elsberry scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning on 2 hits and 1 R-2 error. They added 1 run in the second inning on 1 hit and 1 R-2 error. Elsberry scored 8 runs in the third inning on 5 hits, 2 walks and 2 R-2 errors to make the score 11-0. In the fourth inning Elsberry added 7 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks and 1 R-2 error. This made the score 18-0.
The Lady Wildcats were unable to respond to Elsberry’s offense, as they had only 1 runner on base in three of the four innings played. Miles reached base on an error in the first inning and on a walk in the third inning. Walton reached base on a walk in the second inning.
With these games the Lady Wildcats’ overall record dropped to 1 win and 9 losses. Their EMO Conference record is 0-5.
The Lady Wildcats have two road games this week, as they play at Community V-I on Tuesday, September 18 and at Silex on Thursday, September 20. Both of these games are EMO Conference games and both start at 5:00 p.m.
This Saturday, September 22, the Lady Wildcats will be hosting their annual Wildcat Fall Classic Softball Tournament. The games will be played at the R-2 softball complex, east of the football field, with the first two games being played at 9:00 a.m. The Lady Wildcats will play their first game at 10:30 a.m. against Clopton, and their second game at 1:30 against Christian or Community R-VI.
Next week the Lady Wildcats will have two home games. On Tuesday they host Bowling Green in an EMO Conference game, which starts at 5:00 p.m. On Thursday they host New Haven in a non-conference game, which starts at 4:30 p.m.
On Saturday, September 29, they will host the first ever EMO Conference Tournament. There will be 9 teams involved in this tournament, with the first game being played at 8:00 a.m. Other information on this tournament was not available when this report was written.
The Lady Wildcats hope you will come to their games and give them your support. Best wishes to the Lady Wildcats for the rest of your season.