Oran upsets Lady Devis, 5-4

Sunday, May 5, 2002

CHAFFEE -- Oran's softball team was able to overcome a 3-0 deficit to beat Chaffee on Friday, 5-4.

Jamie Pobst led the charge for the Lady Eagles on the mound, allowing the potent Lady Devil lineup just four hits and four walks. She finished with five strikeouts and gave up no earned runs.

"We finally got a game in this week," said Oran coach Travis Spane. "It's real good for our program to pick up a win against Chaffee. (Pobst) has been pitching well lately and our defense fielded well behind her. For a freshman, she does real well. She throws strikes and makes the other team put it in play."

At the plate, Ashley Dirnberger and Alicia Webb both had big days for Oran. Dirnberger was 3-for-4 with a stolen base and Webb was 2-for-3 with a triple and a steal.

Webb's triple started the Lady Eagles' rally in the sixth inning, then Lexi Todt finished it with a two-RBI single to give Oran the lead.

Erica Dinberger also contributed a hit.

Chaffee's Shannon Hampton was charged with the loss. In seven innings of work, she allowed four earned runs on eight hits and five walks. She finished with two Ks.

Chaffee's four hits came from Mallory Kiefer, Abby Walter, Crystal Morgan and Heather Graham.

Oran (7-2-1) will host Bell City on Tuesday.


ORAN -- Nathan Seyer was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a home run, leading Oran to an 8-4 win over Woodland on Friday.

Joey Bickings also had a solid outing, batting 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Trey Graviett, Matt Bucher and Patrick Friga all contributed doubles. Ryne Wood also had a hit.

Tyler Nelson pitched the first frame for Oran, allowing three earned runs on four hits and one walk with one strikeout.

Graveitt came on in relief and took 10 of 21 batters down via strikeout. He gave up no runs, just one hit and two walks over the final six innings to pick up the win.

Woodland's Alex VanGennip was charged with the loss. Luke Johnson had the Cardinals' biggest offensive highlight with a home run in the first inning.

Oran (11-4) will host Bell City on Tuesday.


PERRYVILLE -- Sikeston's girls soccer team lost to St. Vincent 5-0 on Friday. Not a bad end result, considering the Lady Bulldogs were out-shot 35 to 7.

"We played a tough team today," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "(St. Vincent) was ranked 11th in the state earlier in the year. They've got a couple of all-staters. Caitlain Hoeh scored 30 goals last year and she's already got 17 this year. We knew going in we were going to have a tough time against them."

Hoeh scored two goals in Friday's game. Amanda Carron, Whitney Guth and Kendle Ernst each contributed one. Sikeston keeper Thea Williamson recorded a whopping 30 saves while St. Vincent's keeper had seven.

"Losing 5-0 is not bad, considering how many 10-0 games we've had," said Long. "Our defense played pretty good, but our midfield just got manhandled. We have some issues about getting the ball up to our forwards."

Sikeston (0-9) will travel to Cape Central on Tuesday. In Friday's junior varsity match, St. Vincent defeated Sikeston 5-0, outshooting the Lady Bulldogs 17 to 10. Sikeston keeper Whitney Wallace finished with 12 saves.

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