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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.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Thursday, Dec. 18

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Pattonville vs. Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Owensville, 5:30 p.m.

Principia vs. Pattonville, 7 p.m.

Borgia vs. Cuba, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Washington at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Washington at Lindbergh    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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