Area softball and baseball results
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Lady Indians traveled to St. Elizabeth Sept. 4, where Russellville's varsity lost 4-0.
Miranda Hill recorded the loss with three strikeouts.
"Erin threw a no-hitter," Russellville Coach Trisha Black said of St. Elizabeth's pitcher. "She pitched a great game."
Russellville's JV game ended in a tie, 3-3, in five innings.
Russellville and Eugene hosted the AA Baseball Bash Saturday, which was originally scheduled for Friday-Saturday. The first two rounds of the tourney were played Saturday, with the final round to be played at a later date (TBA).
The Indians defeated New Bloomfield 9-7 in first-round action. Kaleb Libbert recorded the win. Libbert led Russellville hits with a grand slam homerun to put Russellville ahead 9-7 at the top of the seventh inning.
"I really credit the kids for having a no-quit mentality," Russellville Coach Lucas Branson said. "We were down 7-0 going into the sixth and hadn't put anything together offensively, but were able to get some good at-bats and big hits when we needed them. Our kids did a great job of really competing and not getting too down when we were trailing."
Russellville then defeated Iberia 8-4 in the semifinal round. Chandler Wolf recorded the win with two strikeouts.
Clayton Meyer led hits with a double and three RBI.
"We did a good job playing small ball and executed very well offensively," Branson said. "This game was another example of our kids being experienced playing in big games as they were able to come from behind again in the sixth after Iberia took a 4-3 lead."
The Indians (5-1) will play Sturgeon for the championship at a later date.
The Lady Eagles participated in the CCAA Softball Tourney Friday and Saturday at Bunceton, where they lost to Otterville 3-2, then went on to defeat Pilot Grove 15-7 in five innings to finish in third place.
Stephanie Birkmann recorded the win against Pilot Grove with two strikeouts. Robyn Eschenbrenner led Jamestown hits with a double, two singles and two RBI. Alli Muri followed with three singles and two RBI. Lexi Muri had a double, two singles and two RBI. Monica Dietzel had a double, a single and four RBI. Mackenzie Strother had a triple, a single and two RBI, and Mickayla Strother contributed a double and two RBI.
"We could've used a couple of these runs in our first game," Jamestown Coach E.H. HIrschvogel said. "I was glad to see our offense spring back in our second game. We had production throughout the lineup and defense was good."