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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:45 pm

It’s not odd to see the Sullivan softball Lady Eagles raising district softball championship plaques.

The Lady Eagles (17-7) collected another Class 3 District 9 championship Friday at the Washington Knights of Columbus Field with a 14-0 win over Union (19-7) in five innings.

“I feel like things have really come together for us and it is perfect timing heading into postseason play,” said Sullivan Head Coach Ashley Crump.

“The Sullivan girls have a way of rising to the occasion and getting the job done in big games,” Union Head Coach Bill Juengel said. “You’ve got to give them credit.”

Sullivan will host Blair Oaks (22-4) Wednesday at the Campbell Chapman Complex in Sullivan. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

“We know Blair Oaks will be a tough game and at this point in the season, we don’t expect anything less,” Crump said. “If our offense can continue to strengthen, it really takes pressure off of Tessa (Johanning) and our defense knowing we will be able to put runs on the board.”

The teams have played once this season with Blair Oaks winning 17-0 in the University of Central Missouri Tournament in Warrensburg. The teams also played in the 2012 MSHSAA Class 3 state tournament with Blair Oaks winning then, 13-5.

Just as Blair Oaks has dominated Sullivan, the Lady Eagles have done the same to Union. Sullivan rallied for a 7-6 win over Union in the Four Rivers Conference game Sept. 26. This time, Union never had a chance.

Sullivan scored four times in the bottom of the first inning with the big hit being a Sarah Messex home run.

“The girls came out ready to hit,” Crump said. “I think it helped seeing Salem’s pitcher the night before due to their similarities. Sarah really set the tone of the game with the home run in the first inning. She has come up with big hits for us all year.”

Messex went 2-4 with a home run, two runs, three RBIs and a stolen base.

Aubrey Daniel, who was 2-4 with a run and three RBIs also hit a home run later in the game.

The Lady Eagles rolled to eight additional runs in the bottom of the second and sealed the victory with two more runs in the third.

Union had its best chance to score in the top of the fifth, but Sullivan pitcher Johanning was able to escape the jam to complete the shutout.

Johanning allowed no runs on five hits and three walks. She struck out five.

“Tessa Johanning was very good mixing her pitches and changing speeds,” Juengel said. “Their hitters battled at every at-bat, fouling off pitches and then eventually coming through with the hits. They did a lot of things right for the tournament scoring a lot of runs and allowing none.”

For the game, Johanning allowed five hits and three walks. She struck out five.

Juengel used two pitchers in the game. Janna Ruether started and went two innings, allowing 12 runs (eight earned) on 11 hits and two walks. She struck out one.

Sheena Carroll pitched the final two innings, allowing two unearned runs on four hits.

Union’s three errors hurt efforts to get out of innings and kept Sullivan scoring.

Sullivan’s had seven players with two hits each. Joining Messex and Daniel were Ashley Blanton, Haley Bossaller, Sierra Pryor, Johanning and McKenna McCoy.

Pryor scored three runs while Halle Coats and Michala Martin each scored twice. Blanton, Bossaller, McCoy and Emma Steinkiste each scored once.

Bossaller drove in two runs. Blanton, Martin, Johanning and McCoy each had one RBI.

Martin and Johanning drew walks. Bossaller and Coats also stole bases. Johanning and McCoy sacrificed.

Offensively, Union got two hits from Kirsten Dierberg and two from Shelby Miller. Kayla Kelly had one hit.

Jerica Reeser, Jordan Thorpe and Sam Wickes recorded walks.

“Although the game didn’t turn out as we would have liked, I still think that we had a pretty successful season going 19-7,” Juengel said. “We graduate eight seniors from the team who have played a big part in the success that our program has had the last few years and we wish them well. It might be fair to say that we have been the No. 2 team in the area the last number of years. It’s not really where you want to be but it’s still not too bad.”

Union’s eight seniors are Megan Altemueller, Carroll, Dierberg, Miller, Reeser, Thorpe, Wickes and Courtney Zweifel.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Oct. 3

*Ft. Zumwalt E at Washington    7 p.m.

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    7 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    7 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Festus at Pacific    7 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Lincoln    7 p.m.

*Warrenton at Winfield    7 p.m.

*Wright City at Van-Far    7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

Union 54, Washington 14

*Borgia 45, Duchesne 7

*St. Clair 57, St. James 55 (2 OT)

*Pacific 40, Owensville 34

*Hermann 24, Sullivan 12

Cuba 74, Liberty Wentzville 7

Parkway West 20, Warrenton 7

Mark Twain 32, Wright City 18

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Softball

Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Washington at Holt    4:30 p.m.

De Soto at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Affton    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Steelville    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Owensville at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Cuba at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Rockwood Summit at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Rolla    4:30 p.m.

Father Tolton at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Crocker    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Belle at New Haven    5 p.m.

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

Hermann at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Washington    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Festus    4:30 p.m.

Linn at New Haven    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Borgia at St. Dominic    4:30 p.m.

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(5) Rolla at (4) Northwest, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Rolla-Northwest winner at (1) Lafayette, 4:15 p.m.

(3) Washington at (2) Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia vs. (5) Wentzville Liberty, 2:30 p.m.

(3) Winfield vs. (6) O’Fallon Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

(1) St. Dominic vs. Borgia-Liberty winner, 2:30 p.m.

(2) Warrenton vs. Winfield-O’Fallon Christian winner, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, 4 p.m.

Volleyball

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Hillsboro at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    5 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    5 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Missouri Baptist JV at ECC    3 p.m.

Lewis & Clark at ECC    7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Indian Hills at ECC    9 a.m.

^Southwestern Illinois at ECC    1 p.m.

St. Clair Tny    TBA

Hermann at Lebanon Tny    TBA

Crosspoint at MAC Tournament    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

New Haven at Linn    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    5:30 p.m.

Hazelwood West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Helias at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Blair Oaks    5:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Washington at Holt    5 p.m.

*St.Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

*Owensville at Union    5:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

*Mineral Area at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Columbia Independent at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Union    5 p.m.

Sullivan at North County    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Lincoln at ECC    4 p.m.

Calvary Lutheran at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Heritage    5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Lincolnland at ECC    1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 6

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

#St. Louis United B at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

*Thomas Jefferson at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 8

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Cross Country

Wednesday, Oct. 1

St. James Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Washington at Parkway West Inv    9 a.m.

Pacific at Potosi Inv    11 a.m.

Borgia, Union Capital City Challenge    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Hermann Inv    4 p.m.

St. Clair, St. James at Cuba Inv    4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Boys Swimming

Monday, Sept. 29

Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Borgia at Lutheran SC/Christian    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N Inv    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Washington at CBC    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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