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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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American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

 

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    8 a.m.

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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