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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 Sports Schedule

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 vs. Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit), Jim Moran Field (Hidden Valley), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

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 St. Peters vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

G12 Union vs. Elsberry, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

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 St. Peters vs. Elsberry-Winfield, 6 p.m.

G11 St. Charles vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 1 p.m.

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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