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Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:55 pm | Updated: 1:49 pm, Wed Apr 3, 2013.

For the third time in this season, the East Central College softball Falcons feel like they’re just starting the season.

ECC ended a stretch of having five doubleheaders in a row called off due to soggy field conditions by hosting John Wood Monday.

And ECC (7-5) pulled out a sweep of the visitors from Quincy, Ill.

In the opening game, the Falcons twice trailed in extra innings before freshman Haley Zenner (Dubuque, Iowa) smashed a three-run home run to give the Falcons an 8-5 win.

“The first game was a pitcher’s duel with a total of 21 strikeouts in 10 innings,” said ECC Head Coach Brad Wallach. “We came from behind three different times and Haley Zenner delivered the big blow with the game tied and two out in the bottom of the 10th.”

In the second game, ECC scored seven runs in the first two innings and held on to defeat John Wood, 9-7.

“In the second game, it was a matter of who would keep scoring,” Wallach said. “Chelsea (Bax, a freshman from Fatima) had a rough start but got control of things by keeping them off balance from the fourth inning on.”

Updated Schedule

ECC also endured a stretch of having one tournament and five doubleheaders called off at the start of the season and then having another stretch of three doubleheaders called off after playing four games.

The Falcons look to take advantage of good weather the rest of this week.

ECC hosted St. Charles Community College in a Midwest Community College Athletic Conference doubleheader Tuesday.

On Thursday, the Falcons host MCCAC rival St. Louis Community College at 2 p.m.

This weekend, the Falcons play at Kankakee, Ill., Community College. On Saturday, ECC takes on Oakland at 11 a.m. and Kankakee at 5 p.m. On Sunday, games are scheduled against Moraine Valley at 11 a.m. and Waubonsee at 1 p.m.

On Tuesday, the Falcons make the return trip to St. Charles at 2 p.m.

The remainder of the home schedule looks like this:

• ECC hosts Lindenwood-Belleville April 10 at 2 p.m.;

• The Falcons host Cottey College April 14 at noon.;

• ECC hosts Three Rivers April 16 at 2 p.m.;

• The Central Methodist JV team comes April 19 at 2 p.m.;

• Lewis & Clark comes to Union April 21 at noon; and

• The Falcons close the regular season April 22 against Southwestern Illinois College at 2 p.m.

First Game

ECC struck for two runs in the bottom of the third. John Wood took the lead with three in the fifth and the Falcons tied it in the bottom of the sixth.

From there, the teams tightened up.

Each team scored once in the ninth. In the 10th, the teams went to the international tiebreaker rule, where a runner opened the inning on second base.

John Wood scored once in the top of the frame. The Falcons tied it and had two runners on when Zenner delivered her game-winning home run.

For the game, Zenner was 1-5 with the home run, two runs and three RBIs.

Sophomore Julie Scheer (New Haven) went the distance for the Falcons. Over 10 innings, she allowed five runs (one earned) on nine hits and three walks. She struck out eight John Wood batters.

“Julie Scheer looked strong and confident in the pitching circle,” Wallach said. “When John Wood scored three runs off of her in the fifth inning, there were a lot of strange things happening. They weren’t hitting the ball hard.”

Sophomores Grace Fritz (Borgia), Chloe Galati (Borgia) and freshman Abby Job (Warrenton) recorded two hits each.

Fritz doubled and scored twice.

“Grace Fritz continues to do good things behind the plate and in the leadoff spot,” said Wallach.

Galati scored once and drove in two runs.

“Chloe Galati had a great day offensively and defensively,” Wallach said.

Alex Adelsberger (Timberland), a freshman, contributed one hit and a sacrifice.

Sophomore Kris Stevens (Union) scored twice and stole a base.

Freshman Michelle Bryant (Crocker) drew a pair of walks.

Second Game

In the second game, John Wood scored twice in the top of the first, but ECC answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning. John Wood tied it in the top of the second, but the Falcons added four additional runs.

In the third, John Wood cut the gap to 7-5. ECC scored twice in the fifth and that proved to be crucial as John Wood scored twice in the sixth.

Bax went the distance to earn the win. She allowed seven runs (six earned) on 12 hits and three walks. She struck out five batters.

Galati paced the offense with three hits, including a double. She scored and drove in one run.

Bryant posted two hits, two runs, one RBI and a walk.

Fritz, sophomore Amber Odom (Linn) and Stevens recorded one hit each.

Fritz scored, drove in a run and walked.

Odom doubled and scored.

Stevens doubled, scored twice and drove in two runs.

Job and freshman Brittany Miller (Lindbergh) scored once. Zenner drove in a run.

Job, Miller and Scheer each walked.

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

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 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

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 8, St. Peters 3

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

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

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

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 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 First

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    First

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    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

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.

*Indicates League Games

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