STE. GENEVIEVE – The Ste. Genevieve Hunters pulled into a tie for the lead in the Mineral Area Activities Association (MAAA) girls softball conference along with Farmington and Fredericktown which were both idle on Wednesday. The Hunters picked up a half game on the two leaders to give all three a 6-1 conference record with three games to go in the conference season.
The Hunters gave the Central Lady Rebels a 15-2 shellacking, or more correctly, the Hunters received a gift from the Lady Rebels with 13 Ste. Genevieve batters reaching base via a ball-four count. The Hunters scored 15 runs on just seven hits.
Ashley Giesler led the way in hitting going 3-3 with three RBIs. Michelle Giesler, Bekah Viox, Lindsey Roth and Sara Flieg had one hit each for the Hunters. Shaine Weiler was the winning pitcher. Weiler pitched all five innings and gave up one earned run, three hits and two walks, while striking out three batters.
Festus 12, North County
BONNE TERRE – The Festus Lady Tigers were not gracious guests during their visit with the North County Lady Raiders on Wednesday. The Lady Tigers won the softball game between the two teams, 12-0.
No one knew when junior outfielder Katie Krodinger hit a single in the first inning that her hit would destroy a no-hitter by the Festus pitchers, but it did. North County was hitless the rest of the way, despite only seven strike-outs made by Festus’ pitchers. The Lady Tigers defense kept the Lady Raiders scoreless.
North County will play their next game today at 4 p.m. at Farmington.
Fredericktown 7, Arcadia Valley 0
IRONTON – The Fredericktown Lady Cats had to shift their line-up Wednesday in their meet with the Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers. Chelsea Cureton, who recently left on a trip to England, was absent from the Lady Cat line-up, and Coach Becky Sikes had to fill in the absent sophomore’s spot in singles and doubles.
The line-up changes brought no ill-effect as the Lady Cats still rolled to a 7-0 shut-out. Only seven matches are played at the Arcadia Valley home meets, since they only have two courts to play their tennis matches.
The sister duo of Morgan Kemp and Courtney Kemp defeated Kayla Gottman and Jessica Jones, 8-1, in No. 1 doubles. Jodie Cooper replaced Cureton and played No. 2 doubles with Marie Peppers and the newsome-twosome won 8-3 over Lacee Cofer and Cora White.
Michelle Boillot moved up from J.V. tennis to play the No. 3 doubles match along with Rachel Page, and the two freshman defeated Sara Volner and Kelly Bessemer 8-2. It was the first time Boillot and Page had played competitive tennis as a doubles team.
In singles play, Morgan Kemp shut out Gottman, and Courtney Kemp shut out Jones in the No. 1 and No. 2 matches respectively. Peppers shut out White 8-0 , and Cooper defeated Cofer 8-3.
Fredericktown, 8-0 overall and 7-0 MAAA, will play next in their own tournament on Saturday at 10 a.m. along with teams from Potosi, Dexter and Chaffee. Arcadia Valley will play on Monday