Eagles jolt Tigers. The Purdy Eagles got off to a hot start and never let Exeter back in it, winning 14-1. Riley Veith, just a freshman, picked up the win on the mound, going a full seven innings with six strikeouts and only one earned run. Daniel Barientos led Purdy with two hits and four RBI. Purdy also played Hurley last week and lost 7-4.
Bulldogs' offense quiet in loss. The Wheaton Bulldogs took on the Pirates of Crane this past week at home. The game was close until a three-run outburst by Crane in the sixth inning. Wheaton lost to the Pirates 7-1. Jamie Musick pitched for the home team, striking out four and giving up only one earned run. Sean Crane led the Bulldogs offensively, going one-for-two with two stolen bases, a run and a walk.
Lady Trojans take charge. The Southwest softball team is off to a great start, winning all five games they have played. Southwest has beaten Marionville 12-2, McAuley 6-4, Billings 9-1, Diamond 4-0 and Reeds Spring 5-2. Winning pitchers in some of those games were Kirstie Ickes, Stacy Hobbs and Haley Clifton.
Purdy rallies around hot start. Purdy won its first game of the season against Billings. Shelby Davidson struck out seven and allowed only four hits in a 9-1 victory. The Lady Eagles also won a nail-biter against Ash Grove on Tuesday, scoring one run in the fifth inning to break a shut-out on both sides. Davidson once again picked up the victory on the mound, tallying seven strikeouts, and Tessa Craig led the team with two hits. After the first two games, the Lady Eagles had a bit of a let down almost getting shut-out against Miller's top pitcher Hailey Hendricks. However, Craig was able to come up with the lone hit. Davidson pitched for Purdy in the 5-0 loss.
Bulldogs douse comets. The Wheaton Lady Bulldogs soared over Marionville in a run-rule-shortened game. Brooke Forgey picked up the win on the mound and Hickman picked up three hits and a double.
Lady Tigers struggle against McAuley. The Lady Tigers had a rough three innings before losing 16-1 to McAuley Catholic. Exeter was unable to get a hit in the contest.
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