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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:15 pm

Despite falling to eventual champion Washington in the semifinals, the Union softball Lady ’Cats brought home third place from the Ft. Zumwalt North Tournament Saturday.

“Congratulations to Washington on winning the tournament,” said Union Head Coach Bill Juengel.

Union (14-6) opened the event with an 8-2 win over Trinity Friday night, but lost 7-4 to Washington in the semifinals. The Lady ’Cats bounced back to win 1-0 over Hazelwood West in the third-place contest.


Union rolled to a victory in its first game Friday, beating Trinity 8-2.

“We were able to get the bats going and score some runs later in the game,” Juengel said.

Union scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings before tacking on five in the bottom of the sixth. Trinity scored in the second and fifth innings.

Janna Ruether pitched for Union and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks. She struck out five.

“Janna Ruether pitched a good game with the defense playing well behind her,” Juengel said.

Kayla Kelly paced the offense with two hits, including a double. She drove in four of the runs.

Sam Wickes also had two hits and scored once. Courntey Zweifel had one hit and three runs.

Others with hits were Tara Nolkemper and Ruether. Megan Altemueller, Ruether, Jordan Thorpe and Kirsten Dierberg also crossed the plate.

Nolkemper and Thorpe drove in the other runs.

Altemueller and Shelby Miller drew one walk apiece.


Union opened with a run in the bottom of the first, but Washington scored four in the third and one in the fifth.

Union added two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Washington scored twice in the seventh and Union added one final run.

Sheena Carroll pitched for Union and allowed seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits. She struck out three.

Miller had two hits and one RBI. Jerica Reeser had the only extra-base hit, a double.

Dierberg, Kelly and Thorpe singled. Zweifel walked twice, stole a base and scored three runs. Reeser scored the other run.

Dierberg and Thorpe posted the other RBIs.

Ruether walked and Wickes added a sacrifice.

Hazelwood West

Ruether posted the shutout, allowing only four hits and one walk while striking out six.

Union had trouble against Hazelwood West’s pitcher as well, only scoring in the top of the seventh.

Ruether scored the winning run with Thorpe driving her home.

“Both teams made some pretty good plays in the field to hold the other scoreless for a majority of the game,” Juengel said. “Janna Ruether walked to lead off the seventh. A sacrifice bunt advanced her to second and she advanced to third on a wild pitch. With two outs, Jordan Thorpe came through with a base hit to right to score the game’s only run.”

Altemueller doubled in the game while Reeser, Thorpe and Zweifel hit singles.

Ruether drew a walk. Altemueller added a sacrifice.


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games