Lady Mules finish fourth at Kickapoo; Twin Rivers sweeps a pair in softball

Sunday, April 19, 2015

SPRINGFIELD -- Junior Destiny Wallace tallied three points on the weekened, her first of the season, as the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules finished in fourth place of the Gold Division in the 20th Annual Kickapoo Lady Chiefs Shootout.

Poplar Bluff (5-8) opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over Sedalia Sacred Heart Friday night. On Saturday morning, the Lady Mules fell to Carl Junction 3-1 in the semifinals and then took a 4-0 loss to Rosati-Kain in the third place game.

Freshman Shelbey Johnson netted her team-high fourth goal of the year in the opener against Sacred Heart as Wallace assisted on it. Fellow freshman Neida Grimaldo added a goal and Wallace added her second assist of the game. Poplar Bluff totaled nine shots on net and freshman Shelby Sievers made four saves.

Against Carl Junction, the Lady Mules got a goal by Wallace and it was assisted by junior Maria Zavala.

In the game against Rosati-Kain, Poplar Bluff faced heavy pressure as Sievers made 18 saves in the loss.

Poplar Bluff hosts St. Vincent in a varsity-only game 5 p.m. Monday.

North Pemiscot 16, Clarkton 9 Clarkton jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first inning, but gave up 11 runs over the next two and couldn't keep pace.

Lane Morgan started and took the loss for Clarkton. Had allowed five hits and five walks with three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings. Only two of the 13 runs against him were earned. Anthony Adams finished the game and allowed three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts.

Greenville 12, Oak Ridge 0 Trynt Tompkins allowed one hit and no walks with 11 strikeouts as the Bears won in five innings. Tompkins had at least two strikeouts in every inning.

Will VanMatre went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Greenville (11-0). Devon Duncan, Tompkins, Ben Becker and Cody Jackson all scored twice.

SOFTBALL

Van Buren 13, Greenville 0 Summer Shockley gave up a leadoff walk and nothing else as the Lady Dawgs won in five innings.

It was Shockley's first no-hitter of the spring. She finished with eight strikeouts.

In another first, Amber Odell had her first home run of the season. It was a 3-run shot that scored Lauren Dothage and Sydnee Sanders in the first inning.

Van Buren (14-0) scored eight runs in the first inning and tacked on runs in the third and fourth. Shockley and Kiley Staley each had two hits. Leadoff hitter Jenny Morey scored three times.

Twin Rivers 12, Dexter 0 Lady Royal pitcher Kira Cunningham had a perfect game going in the fifth inning when Amber Spence singled with one out.

Cunningham finished with six strikeouts, no walks and one hit.

She was also 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored for Twin Rivers (4-1).

Twin Rivers 13, Puxico 0 Cunningham and freshman Taylor Dugger combined to throw a no-hitter for the Lady Royals (5-1).

It was Dugger's first varsity start. She pitched the final three innings and had three strikeouts with one walk. Cunningham started and had two strikeouts.

Cunningham, Kelsie Buttrey, Julia Hendrix and Sarah Nordon all went 2-for-2. Cunningham, Hendrix and Nordon each scored two runs and Hendrix got three RBIs.

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