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Lady Owls, 'Cats ousted in district openers

Thursday, October 4, 2012

ODESSA -- It took Oak Grove only two-and-a-half innings and barely 30 minutes to end the Marshall softball team's season Wednesday, 16-1, in the first round of the Class 3, District 14 Tournament at Odessa.

The Lady Owls scored in the top of the first inning on a single by senior Jessica Johnson and senior Abby Crawford's double. However, the Lady Panthers banged out 16 hits and were helped by four errors to score all of their runs in the bottom half of the frame.

Freshman Laurel Sutter had a two-run single and bases-loaded triple during the rally, while junior Katie Carr -- the next batter in the line-up -- stroked a two-run double and RBI triple. Five other Oak Grove players had two-hit innings: freshman Savannah Taylor, sophomore Annie Parker, juniors Jamie Carpenter and Rachel Klipper, and senior Devin Braley.

Carr allowed only one other hit, a second-inning single to junior Hannah Pace, to get the win.

The Lady Panthers (7-21) will play No. 1 seed Grain Valley in today's semifinal round.

Marshall (5-21) loses only four senior starters: Johnson, Crawford, pitcher Raha Shahabzada and first baseman Courtney Crusha.

Cairo 10, Slater 0

SALISBURY -- Cairo took advantage of nine errors for nine unearned runs Wednesday to beat Slater in six innings in the first round of the Class 1, District 11 Tournament at Salisbury.

Senior Caitlin Canole doubled and scored for the Lady Bearcats in the bottom of the first inning. Cairo scored two runs without a hit in the third and six runs on one hit -- a two-run single by freshman Marley Wenkler -- in the sixth.

The sixth inning began with the first three Lady 'Cats reaching on errors and the last three getting about on boots -- the final one bringing in the game-ending run.

The Lady Wildcats' best scoring opportunity came in the third, when they got two runners on base with one out on singles by seniors Olivia Knox and Sara Reynolds.

Cairo (17-6) will take on second-seeded Westran in today's semifinal round.

Junior Mary Rose Gonzalez allowed only five hits and one earned run for Slater (2-18).

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