Lady Cardinals miss Nationals by one run

2010-05-08T19:48:00Z Lady Cardinals miss Nationals by one runBy DONN ADAMSON Daily Journal Sports Editor Daily Journal Online

TISHOMINGO, OK — The Mineral Area College Lady Cardinals made a bid to return to the NJCAA Div. II National Tournament, but was stopped short by the Murray State College Aggies. The two teams played two games on Friday which they split, and they played a one game -winer take all - on Saturday.

It took only one run to decide the candidate for Nationals, and it was the Aggies who scored it. Three hits in a row in the fourth inning by the Aggies led to the only run. Alex Perry pitched a strong game, striking out seven batters and walking none.

The Aggies pitcher, who lost Friday’s opening game to MAC, kept the Lady Cardinals off-balance and was backed by an immaculate defense. Mineral Area hitters struck out only three times, but they also could only muster three hits as the Aggies put leather on everything hit. 

Kelly Kelm, who had hit a double in the third inning, hit a single in the fifth and was joined on base by Beth Winckel, also with a single. It was the team’s only bids to score, and both times the Lady Cardinals came up empty as Aggie outfielders tracked down everything hit into their territory.

On Friday, Perry pitched the Lady Cardinals into contention by throwing a five-hit game for a 5-3 win. Perry struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Danielle Kaempfe and Jessica Bartlett provided the offensive power. Kaempfe was 2-4 with a double and a triple, and Bartlett was 2-4 with a double. Kelm also hit a double, and Emily Blumenthal, Tori Henson and Perry had one single each.

In game two, Murrray State found KJayla Reuss’s pitches more to their liking as they scored five runs on nine hits during her four innings of work. Relief pitcher Jennifer Hackworth gave up two runs on three hits over the last three innings.

Winckel led the team in hitting, going 2-3 with a double, scoring two runs and driving in another. Kempfe and Blumenthal were both 2-4. Trsih Patterson, Kelly Kruse, Henson, and Bartlett all had one single each.

The Lady Cardinals finished their second season at 33-23 with also their second Region 16 championship (details of the District J championship game were not available.) 

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College Baseball – ppd. 4/21

Mineral Area at St. Charles

College Softball –

Mineral Area 7, St. Louis 3

Mineral Area 6, St. Louis 5

Baseball –

Farmington 11, Potosi 7 

Farmington 5, Jackson 1 

Jackson 11, Potosi 1

Ste. Genevieve 10, Duchesne 4 

Ste. Genevieve 10, STL Patriots 3 

Valle Catholic 9, Duchesne 2 

Valle Catholic 4, STL Patriots 3 

Soccer –

Fralish Cup

Sikeston 3, Farmington 2

Farmington 1, Anna-Jonesboro 0

Hillsboro Tournament

Fredericktown 2, De Soto 1


College Softball – 2 p.m.

LU-Belleville JV at Mineral Area


College Softball – 2 p.m.

Mineral Area at Rend Lake

Baseball – 4:30 p.m.

North County at Arcadia Valley

Kingston at Arcadia Valley, 7 p.m.

Hillsboro at Central

Festus at Ste. Genevieve

Tennis – 4 p.m.

Potosi at Arcadia Valley

Golf – 8:30 a.m.

Jackson Invitational

Arcadia Valley at Clearwater

Soccer –

North County at Perryville

Farmington at Windsor, 6 p.m.

Softball –

Crystal City at West County


College Baseball – 1 p.m.

Mineral Area at St. Charles

Baseball – 4:30 p.m.

Farmington at North County

Central at Potosi

Fredericktown at Ste. Genevieve

Arcadia Valley at Valley

Kingston at West County

Bismarck at Valle Catholic

Golf – 4 p.m.

Potosi vs. Arcadia Valley vs. Fredericktown at North County

Pallo’s Par 3 Tournament

Softball – 4 p.m.

Arcadia Valley at Bismarck (DH)

West County at Kingston

Valle Catholic at Crystal City

Tennis – 4 p.m.

North County at Farmington

Soccer – 5 p.m.

Saxony Lutheran at Fredericktown

Track & Field – 4 p.m.

Perryville Invitational


Baseball – 4:30 p.m.

Ste. Genevieve at North County

Crystal City at West County

Farmington at Union

Soccer – 6:30 p.m.

Farmington at Cape Central

Golf –

Grandview, Viburnum at Arcadia Valley

Festus Tournament

Tennis – 4 p.m.

Arcadia Valley at North County


College Baseball – 1 p.m.

Mineral Area at North Central

College Softball – 2 p.m.

Mineral Area at East Central

Baseball – 4:30 p.m.

Potosi at Ste. Genevieve

Central at Farmington

Arcadia Valley at Bismarck (DH)

Kingston at Valle Catholic

Ellington at Valley

Fredericktown at North County

Tennis – 4 p.m.

De Soto at Arcadia Valley

North County at Crystal City

Soccer – 6:30 p.m.

North County at Farmington

Notre Dame at Fredericktown, 5 p.m.

Golf – 4 p.m.

Arcadia Valley at Farmington

Softball – 4 p.m.

Arcadia Valley at Kingston (DH)

Bismarck at Valle Catholic


Track & Field – 3:30 p.m.

Potosi Trojan Relays

De Soto Invitational

Baseball – 4:30 p.m.

North County at Bismarck

Valle Catholic at Notre Dame

St. Vincent at Central

Arcadia Valley at Steelville

Fredericktown Wood Bat Showcase

Softball – 4:30 p.m.

Arcadia Valley at Clearwater

Van Buren Tournament

Tennis –

North County at Potosi

Waynesville Tournament


College Baseball – 1 p.m.

North Central at Mineral Area

College Softball – 2 p.m.

Mineral Area at Cottey

Baseball – 12 p.m.

Potosi at Poplar Bluff

Oakville at Farmington

Valle Catholic vs. Triad (Ill.)

Valle Catholic vs. Shawnee (Ill.)

Fredericktown Wood Bat Showcase

Marion (Ill.) Tournament

Track & Field –

Cape Central Invitational

Softball –

Van Buren Tournament

Tennis –

Poplar Bluff Tournament