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ROUNDUP: Royals turn triple play but fall to Camels

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

By DAR STAFF

Twin Rivers fell to Campbell 8-2 Tuesday afternoon but did turn a triple play in the process.

Campbell's Cody Huber popped up a bunt attempt and Royals pitcher Garrett Stockton made a diving catch and threw to Jon Stevenson at second who threw to first base to complete the play.

Joe Campbell and Kyle Matthews each had two RBIs in the game for the Camels in an offensive effort that notched 10 hits on the day.

Stockton and Alan Michael Shearer scored the only runs for the Royals in the loss.

Clearwater 7, Puxico 2: The Tigers notched their first win of the season with help from Trey Hill who belted a two-run home run in the win. Chris Kirkpatrick pitched 5 2/3 innings on the mound for the win for the Tigers (1-0). He struck out four and scattered four hits.

"There not a whole lot of extra-base hits, just a lot singles," Clearwater head coach Joe McCallister said. "It was pretty much a good high school game."

Puxico fell to 0-2.

Risco 15, Clarkton 11: The Reindeer had an 11-8 lead heading into the sixth inning but couldn't hold on Tuesday, falling to 0-2.

Clarkton's offense got going but the freshman inexperience on the mound showed, coach Scott Blackburn said.

"Overall, I though they did really well," Blackburn said. "We just got them in bad situations."

Neelyville 5, Holcomb 4: Zack Talbott had a two-run single in the top of the seventh to give the Tigers a one-run lead as they held on to beat Holcomb.

Jordan Thomas started the game for Neelyville and Austin Russom finished it, stranding the tying runner on third before getting a strikeout to end the contest.

SOFTBALL

Greenville 13, Clearwater 2: The Lady Bears scored 10 runs in the first two innings as they moved past Clearwater on Tuesday.

Leah Hillis pitched for Greenville and had six strikeouts over five innings.

"I was hoping we would hit her a little better," Clearwater coach Shannon England said. "I don't think we batted poorly against them but I would like to have seen a more even ballgame."

Paige Radford threw four innings for the Lady Tigers and gave up four hits. Some early errors in the game put Clearwater in a hole, England said.

"It seemed like just from the get-go, Paige was struggling to throw strikes," England said. "She did not really find that release point until the third inning."

Kennett 6, Naylor 0: The Lady Eagles dropped their first contest of the season to Kennett. The Indians (2-0) got a solid performance at the plate from Allyson Luce who went 4-for-4.

Courtney Sullivan was 1-for-3 at the plate while Chelsea Lane struck out for batters on the rubber for the Eagles.

Saxony Lutheran 3, Twin Rivers 2:

Saxony Lutheran scored once in the fifth and twice in the seventh to move past the Lady Royals on Tuesday.

"We struggled all day hitting," Twin Rivers coach Rob Brown said. "Even when we did get someone in scoring position, we would pop up or strike out looking."

Twin Rivers pitcher Carlee Vancil had nine strikeouts but issued five walks.

"It was one of the rougher outing of her career," Brown said. "She struggled with her command and we didn't give her a lot of help."

Jackson 9, Poplar Bluff 0: After a perfect start to the season with a 9-0 win over Fredericktown on Monday, the Lady Mules tennis team was on the opposite end of a sweep Tuesday with a 9-0 loss to Jackson.

"(The) scores do no reflect how well the girls played," Lady Mules coach Michelle Massey said. "Some matches went to deuce every game."

Jackson (2-0) was led by top-seeded singles player Erinne Haff, who defeated Poplar Bluff's Jessica Gray, 8-2. In the four-seed match, Kelsey Olsen came the closest to grabbing a point for the Lady Mules, but Olsen dropped her match to Raechel Batz.

Jackson's top-seeded Haff and Alison Keiper defeated Gray and Allie Poteet, 8-2.

Thursday's match against Sikeston has been postponed to Sept. 10.



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