Prep Diamond Roundup

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

SEDALIA -- For the Santa Fe baseball team, life's a lot more pleasant with senior Joe Michael on the field.

Michael, absent for two games while attending to his sick son, was back in action Tuesday to lead the Chiefs to an 11-8 win over Cole Camp at Sedalia's Liberty Park Stadium.

Michael gave up just six hits and two earned runs while striking out seven for the complete-game victory. He also knocked in four runs, two on a sixth-inning homer.

The Blue Birds (2-2), thanks largely to Santa Fe's eight errors and RBI singles from senior Jonathan Ehlers and junior Benton Heisterberg, took an 8-6 lead into the sixth inning. Run-scoring doubles by seniors Daniel Boland and Jon Cook were followed by Michael's blast. Boland doubled and scored on one of Cole Camp's six errors in the seventh.

Senior Roger Feagan and junior Wade Mueller -- who had a two-run double in the second -- each had two hits for the Chiefs (4-1), set for a return engagement with St. Paul on Monday. Windsor 7, Sweet Springs 6

WINDSOR -- If the Sweet Springs baseball team was playing at home, it may have made a huge difference Tuesday.

Instead, the Greyhounds -- with their field too wet for action -- went to Windsor and lost a 7-6 contest in the bottom of the seventh inning when senior Matt Wilson reached base on an error and scored on a boot.

Senior Ty Williams' two-run homer and RBI singles by Wilson and sophomore Jimmy Stamper helped Windsor (4-1) to a 6-1 lead through four innings.

Senior Jeff Sims knocked in a run with a fifth-inning double and came in on junior Caleb Dohrman's single. Sweet Springs caught up on Dohrman's three-run homer in the seventh, but Sims -- tossing three innings without allowing a hit -- was victimized by two errors to take the loss.

Sims and Dohrman combined for five hits and six RBIs for the 'Hounds (2-1), scheduled to face Kemper Military Academy today in Harley Park at Boonville. Windsor girls 3, Sweet Springs 1

WINDSOR -- Sophomore Marci Mullins recorded a school-record 14 strikeouts as Windsor edged the visiting Sweet Springs softball team Tuesday, 3-1.

The Lady Greyhounds took a brief lead in the top of the fourth inning when sophomore Shelley Rennison singled, swiped two bases and came in on sophomore Amanda Weller's single. However, a walk and two errors in the bottom half of the frame cost Sweet Springs two unearned runs. Windsor (3-2) tacked on an insurance tally in the sixth when sophomore Erin Crow singled, stole a pair of bases and was knocked in by sophomore Kaci Norfleet's single.

Weller had two hits for the Lady 'Hounds (0-4), who head to Cole Camp on Thursday.

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