Softball Roundup, Sept. 29: Perryville shuts down Saxony Lutheran, wins on the road 11-0

Alyson Stortz had all of her pitches working Tuesday afternoon as she shut out Saxony Lutheran 11-0 to earn the Pirates their 13th win of the season in dominating fashion.

Stortz was near perfect, as she only gave up one hit in the contest.

She pitched all five innings (10-run rule shortened), giving up just the one hit, striking out 11 and walking zero.

On the offensive side for Perryville, leadoff hitter Ann-Marie Simpson did a little more than just get on base, as she went 2 for 3 driving in four runs, two of which came off of a single in the second inning and two off of a homerun in the third.

The second and third innings are where the Pirates did their damage, scoring five runs in each frame.

Stortz not only pitched a fantastic game, but she also helped her own cause at the plate, going 3 for 3 with two RBIs.

Perryville (13-4) will visit Desoto Thursday with first pitch at 4:30 p.m.

Saxony Lutheran drops to 3-8 on the season and hosts Jefferson(Festus) Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Notre Dame 17, Cape Central 2

In a very one-sided contest, Notre Dame came out with guns blazing, dropping seven runs in the first inning, as Cape Central never recovered, getting blasted 17-2 in just four innings.

The Tigers opened the game up scoring their only two runs in the top of the first, taking a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the inning.

But that would all soon enough change.

The Bulldogs charged back, scoring on singles by Kadi Dohogne, Hailey Burnett, and Ainsley Burnett and a double by Caroline Lochmann in the inning.

Notre Dame plated four more in the third inning and six more in the fourth, setting up the mercy rule.

Senior Hailey Kutz was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs, surrendering the two runs on four hits over the four innings pitched, striking out three and walking zero.

For Cape Central, Brooke Witvoet smashed a home run in the first inning.

Kayleigh Turk went 2 for 2 at the plate to lead the team in hits.

Keri Williams took the loss for Central, giving up seven runs on six hits in one inning pitched. She recorded no strikeouts and one walk.

With the win, Notre Dame improves to 15-1 on the season with only four games left on the schedule. They will travel to Poplar Bluff on Monday with game time at 4:30 p.m.

The loss drops Cape Central to 11-9 as they host Poplar Bluff at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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