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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Winning twice Friday, the East Central College softball Falcons advanced to the title game of the NJCAA Division II Region 16 Tournament in Farmington.

ECC opened the tournament with a 14-3 win over fourth-seeded Cottey College in the opener.

In the winners’ bracket final of the four-team event, the Falcons then defeated St. Louis Community College, 6-1, to reach the championship game.


The Falcons scored single runs in the top of the second and third before doubling the lead in the fourth, 4-0.

Cottey scored once in the fourth inning before the Falcons ripped the ball for four runs in the fifth and two in the sixth. Cottey scored its final two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

“We were kind of slow starting but there was a progressive build-up throughout the game offensively,” ECC Head Coach Brad Wallach said. “I was glad to see that and think it helped us get off to a quick start in the next game.”

Michelle Bryant (Crocker) paced the offense with three hits, including a double and a triple. She scored twice and drove in six runs.

Katilyn Evans (Washington) had two hits, including a home run. She scored once, drove in one and walked.

Ashley Hill (Centralia) recorded two hits, including a double. She scored once and drove in two.

Claire Smith (Owensville) had two hits, a walk, two runs and an RBI.

Haley Zenner (Dubuque, Iowa) posted two hits and a run.

Brittany Miller (Lindbergh) had a hit and a walk while scoring twice.

Kierstin Monzyk (New Haven) recorded one hit and added a walk. She scored three times and drove in one run.

Sarah Westhoff (Washington) had one hit and a sacrifice.

Chelsea Bax (Fatima) pitched, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk. She struck out 10 batters.

St. Louis

Playing in the winners’ bracket final, the Falcons stopped third-seeded St. Louis Community College, 6-1.

ECC set the tone in the bottom of the first inning with three runs and never looked back.

“We jumped out quickly and scored three in the first,” Wallach said. “That, along with Sarah only allowing one base runner in the first three innings set the tone for the game.”

ECC led 3-0 after three full innings, but the Archers put one run on the board in the top of the fourth.

“When they did score in the fourth, things started to get interesting but then Ashley Hill dealt the big blow with a three run shot in the sixth,” Wallach said. “That definitely took away any wind they had left in their sails.”

Westhoff went the distance, allowing one run on five hits. She struck out two.

Hill paced the offense with two hits, a double and a home run, one run and four RBIs.

Evans had two hits, including a double, scoring twice and driving home a pair.

Westhoff also had two hits.

Smith had one hit.

Bryant and Zenner each walked and scored. Monzyk also scored a run.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18


Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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