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Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 5:15 pm

With a seventh-inning rally, Union ended Washington’s five-game winning streak on the softball diamond Thursday.

Trailing 2-1, the Lady’ Cats (3-3) scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Lady Jays, 3-2.

Washington (5-2) won previous games Tuesday at home over Pacific 8-6 and Wednesday at Ft. Zumwalt East, 13-0.


The Lady ’Cats scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to take down Washington.

“It was a tough game to lose,” Washington Head Coach Phil King said. “We lost the game on an error with two outs, so it stinks to lose that way. Our pitching was there, we just didn’t make enough plays, especially in the seventh inning.”

Washington led 2-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth. Union’s Megan Altemueller led off with a left field double and would score on a fielder’s choice by Sheena Carroll.

After holding Washington scoreless in the seventh, Union started off the inning with a pinch-hit single by Janna Ruether. Sam Wickes advanced Ruether to second on a sacrifice bunt.Ruether scored to tie the game on a two-out triple to right field by Shelby Miller. Kirsten Dierberg grounded to the shortstop, but the ball got by on an in-between bounce, and Miller scored to end the game.

“I thought it was our best game of the year and a result of a total team effort,” Union Head Coach Bill Juengel said.

Carroll pitched a complete game and earned the win. She gave up two runs on six hits.

“Sheena Carroll pitched a strong game,” Juengel said. “She located her pitches pretty well against a good-hitting Washington team. Sheena had a good defense playing behind her making some good plays throughout the game.”

Megan Freitag led Washington offensively with two RBIs on two hits. Courtney Kedroski went 1-3 with a double and scored a run. Kaelie Smith and MC Landolt each had a hit and Landolt scored a run.

“We were a little off-balance the first time through the lineup, but hit the ball hard after that,” King said. “Union made some nice defensive plays. They showed up ready to play.”

Katie Irwin was credited with the loss. She allowed three runs on four hits. Kayla Pilgram pitched the first three innings for the Lady Jays. She gave up two hits, walked two batters and struck out four.

Miller went 1-3 with a triple, RBI and a walk. Carroll drove in one run. Altemueller was 1-3 with a double. Dierberg, Ruether and Jerica Reeser each had one hit. Kayla Kelley was 2-3 with one stolen base.


Washington held off Pacific Tuesday at Lakeview Park.

Pacific (1-4) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Washington responded with three runs in the bottom of the first and held on the rest of the way for a win.

The Lady Jays led 6-2 after three innings, 6-4 after four and 8-4 after five.

“We had a good offensive performance and our pitching was pretty good,” King said. “We struggled a little defensively and didn’t make some routine plays. When you score eight runs, you shouldn’t win by only one or two runs.”

Brooke Smith pitched the first four innings for the Lady Jays and earned the win. She allowed four runs on four hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Irwin tossed the final three frames. She allowed two runs on two hits with one walk and no strikeouts.

Marissa Tate pitched the entire game for Pacific. In six innings, she allowed eight runs on eight hits with one walk and two strikeouts.“

"Tate pitched a complete game and I was happy with her performance,” Pacific Head Coach Tonya Lewis said. “She was moving the ball around the strike zone better and that is what she is supposed to be working on. She is young, only a sophomore, so we are developing knowledge of pitching a complete game at the varsity level and she is making progress.”

Kedroski led Washington with three hits (one double and two triples), four RBIs and three runs. Kaelie Smith and MC Landolt both collected two hits and two runs.

Lilli Mantle finished with one hit and three RBIs. Megan Freitag drew a walk and scored. Madison LeClaire (one double) and Meagan Wakefield both had two hits for Pacific.

Alyssa Rowbottom, Amber Zurliene and Hunter Kelemen each added one hit. Kelemen and Tate both drew a walk.


Washington opened GAC Central play with a six-inning victory over Ft. Zumwalt East.

“The girls really showed up and buckled down in our first conference game,” King said. “Courtney threw a great game and our defense was solid. We had a 3-0 lead and exploded after that.”

Kedroski tossed a one-hit shutout for the win. She walked three and struck out four.

The Lady Jays continued their offensive outbreak with a 14-hit attack. Kedroski had another big game at the plate with three hits (single, double and home run), three RBIs and three runs.

“Courtney continued her tear,” King said. “She hit a home run that went at least 25 feet past the fence. She’s been on fire with the bat.”

Freitag collected two hits (one double), one walk, two RBIs and two runs.

Katie Trigg finished with two hits (one double), two runs and one RBI. Landolt registered two hits and two runs.

Smith added two hits (one double) and one run. Elanna Osthoff, Olivia Omer and Mantle each had one hit. Mantle added two RBIs, Osthoff had one RBI and one run, and Omer scored a run. Becca Daugherty had two RBIs and one run.


Union (2-3) struggled offensively and defensively in its 12-0 loss to Warrenton (4-1) Tuesday.

Warrenton scored three runs in the second inning, four in the third and five in the fourth.“

Warrenton has a good team that swings the bats well and scores runs,” Juengel said. “We knew that going in. We helped them out by committing some errors in the field. In addition, they got some good pitching and defense to back it up.”

Union had three errors in the game.Senior pitcher Kirsten Dierberg earned the loss. She pitched three innings and allowed 10 runs (five earned) on eight hits. She walked four batters and struck out one.

Ruether pitched one inning for the Lady ‘Cats. She gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits. She had one strikeout.

Union only had two hits in the loss. Jordan Thorpe and Shelby Miller each had a hit.


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Northwest 43, Mehlville 42

Festus 58, Patriettes 13

Seckman 36, Oakville 28

Pacific 73, Carnahan 38

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville 39, Patriettes 35

Oakville 73, Carnahan 38

Festus 47, Northwest 30

Pacific 51, Seckman 33

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game—Carnahan vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game—Seckman vs. Northwest    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game—Oakville vs. Mehlville    3 p.m.

Championship game—Pacific vs. Festus   3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington    6 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament


Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington     6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt North    6 p.m.

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt West    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games