Softball Roundup, Sept. 3: Notre Dame supplies power, scores big in twin killing at the ND Softballfest Thursday

How more impressive is it to only allow your opponents two overall hits and allowing one lone run in two games in one day? How about outscoring your two foes 28-1?

Notre Dame would lead from the opening frame in game one, plating at least two runs in every inning, blasting its way to a 17-0 shellacking of Doniphan in five innings at the Notre Dame Softballfest.

The Bulldogs would capitalize on multiple Don mishaps, as the visitors would commit three errors throughout the game.

Notre Dame's Kadi Dohogne, would lead the way in hitting, going two-for-two, smacking a home run and would drive in a team-high four RBIs.

Hailey Burnett would also have a nice game offensively, as she would go one-for-two at the dish, also supplying a round-tripper.

Notre Dame would also excel on the mound.

Hailey Kutz started the contest and pitched two innings, striking out four Doniphan batters without giving up any hits or walks.

Halle Ressel finished the contest pitching three innings of shutout ball, striking out three, walking none and only succumbing two hits.

Notre Dame also played Festus later and won easily 11-1.

Again it was not difficult for the Bulldogs to get the scoring started from the opening inning, as they would score one run in the first and three more in the second inning. But the big blow would come in the bottom half of the fourth.

The inning was driven by singles by Halle Heuring, Hailey Burnett, and Kailie Compas. An error was followed by a pinch-hit by Kadi Dohogne, which would set up the final blow in the frame, plating three more runs.

Hailey Kutz would pitch all five innings, only giving up one run on one hit, striking out six Festus batters and only allowing one free base.

The Bulldogs will return to action Saturday at 9 a.m. as they will continue play against DeSoto in their host Softballfest event. Notre Dame will face Kelly later Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Chaffee 12, Van Buren 6

The Chaffee Red Devils won their season-opener Thursday, turning away home team Van Buren by a final of 12-6.

Chaffee would score all 12 runs in the first four innings and would never look back.

It was junior Abby Cowell who would lead the way for the Devils, going 2-for-5, scoring two runs and driving in three.

Lilly Wessel had two hits and drove in three runs, as well.

Lauren Wagoner got the win in the pitching column, going five complete innings, allowing three runs on five hits, striking out five, and walking a solo Bulldog.

The Bulldogs would get on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning and would plate six runs over the final four frames but it just wasn’t enough.

Junior Scarlett Alcorn would take the loss after getting roughed up for 12 runs on 12 hits, striking out just three, and walking eight. She would pitch the entire game, throwing all seven innings.

Chaffee will be in action Tuesday as it travels to Poplar Bluff at 4:30 p.m.

Van Buren will face Kelly in the Notre Dame Softballfest today at 5 p.m.

Cape splits a pair

Cape Central took advantage of a big inning and also allowed one to cost it in a pair of games Thursday as part of the Notre Dame Softballfest.

In a 9-5 loss to Doniphan, the Tigers rallied from a 3-0 first-inning deficit to tie the game entering the fourth inning. However, the Donettes scored six times in that inning and never were threatened again in the four-inning game.

Elizabeth Turk paced the Tigers offensively with three hits, one run scored and one driven in, while Brooke Witvoet (one hit, one RBI, two runs), Kayleigh Turk (two hits, one RBI, one run), Keri Williams (one hit, one RBI), Ki Bogan (one hit), Ava Walley (one hit, one run), and Alexis Trickey (one hit) also chipped in for the Tigers.

Sydni Speck paced Doniphan with a pair of hits and a couple of runs, while driving in one.

Emilee Davis (one run), Bailey Carson (one hit, two runs), Kylie Hawkins (two RBI, one hit, one run), Gracen Kirby (one RBI, one hit), Brooklyn Klepzig (one hit, one run), Olivia Cruetz (one run), and Kaydyn Bond (one hit, one run) contributed to the victory.

Davis go the win on the mound after throwing all four innings and allowing 10 hits, five earned runs and striking out a couple of Tigers.

She only walked one batter.

Williams started for Cape and threw 2 1/3 innings. She gave up four hits and three earned runs, while striking out five and walking two.

Catie Davis worked 1 2/3 in relief for the Tigers and allowed three hits and no earned runs, while striking out five and walking two.

The Tigers committed four errors.

Cape Central will face East Carter in the Notre Dame Softballfest Saturday at 10 a.m. with the game being played at Chaffee.

The Tigers will later play Van Buren at 1 p.m. in Chaffee.

Doniphan will battle DeSoto Saturday at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Notre Dame tournament, with a game against Jackson at noon to follow.

In Cape Central's second game Thursday, the Tigers held a slim 3-2 margin on Festus before exploding for seven runs int he fourth and final inning and winning 10-5.

Bogan had three hits to go with one run and three RBI to pace Cape Central, while Davis (one hit, one run), Witvoet (one RBI, two hits, two runs), Kayleigh Turk (two walks, two runs), Elizabeth Turk (one walk, one hit, two runs), Keri Williams (three RBI, two hits, one run), and Trickey (one walk, one run) also contributed in the win.

Williams earned the win by working all four innings and allowing five hits and four earned runs, while striking out five and walking just one.

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