Lady 'Dogs go 1-3 in tourney

Monday, September 12, 2005

ARNOLD -- The Sikeston girls softball team won one of four games in the Seckman Tournament on Saturday.

"Overall, even though the record doesn't indicate it, the girls played much better this weekend," said Sikeston coach Tiffany King. "We started playing as a team, so I think participating in the tournament helped us."

The Lady Bulldogs opened the tournament against host Seckman, which won 12-2 in five innings.

Erin Wibbenmeyer, Molly Brinkmeyer, Paige Silverthorn, Kaycie Williams and Kaitlyn Turnbow shared the Bulldogs' five hits. Turnbow had the only extra-

base hit, a double.

In the second round, Sikeston lost 7-4 to Perryville.

Brinkmeyer led the offense with a 2-for-4 day, including a double, while Turnbow, Ally Friend and Jessica Porter added single hits.

Northwest edged the Bulldogs 1-0 in game three.

"We should have won that game," said King. "We had some crucial baserunning errors to take us out of innings."

King was, however, pleased with her team's ability to put the ball in play -- no Bulldog strikeouts.

Silverthorn led the seven-hit offense with two hits. Wibbenmeyer, Brinkmeyer, Beth Ziegenhorn, Williams and Friend chipped in with one hit apiece.

The Bulldogs saved the best for last with a 4-0 win over Festus in their final game.

Brinkmeyer hurled the shutout and also paced the offense with a 3-for-3, one RBI performance. Ziegenhorn went 2-for-3 with a RBI and Turnbow and Friend collected single hits.

Sikeston visits Notre Dame today at 4 p.m.

"We're looking for revenge in this one," said King, recalling the Bulldogs worst defeat, a 23-0 loss to Notre Dame at the Notre Dame Softballfest, earlier this month.

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