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Rust helps St. Mary's

Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Win at Storm Lake Invite

Maddie Rust's pitching performance was anything but rusty against Emmetsburg on Saturday, as her complete game outing helped the Panthers earn an 11-3 win at the Storm Lake Invitational this weekend.

Rust struck out four and scattered eight hits throughout the game and only gave up one earned run, as four St. Mary's errors led to two other E-Hawk runs.

Rust received plenty of help from her teammates at the plate, however, as the Panthers knocked in 11 runs on 12 hits. Matty Richardson led the way with three runs batted in, while Angie Laven and Kassie Drey each drove home two for the Panthers.

Michelle Drey and Michelle Weaver each produced RBI singles in the game, while Rust helped her own cause by contributing her own RBI single.

"We were able to put together defense, pitching and 12 hits into a well-played ballgame," Panthers coach Phil Skamser said. "It was a good confidence builder for next week's schedule."

Albert City-Truesdale 8

St. Mary's 7

Albert City-Truesdale scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat St. Mary's, 8-7, at Albert City on Friday night.

St. Mary's rallied from a 4-2 deficit with five runs in the top of the seventh to take a 7-4 lead, but AC-T countered with three in the bottom of the inning to push the game into extra innings.

Each team was unable to score in the eighth, and then AC-T scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

Michelle Drey and Angie Laven each had two hits for their team, while Kassie Drey and Maddie Rust each drove in two runs for St. Mary's. Peggy Ploeger also had one hit for the Panthers.

Rust pitched all nine innings for St. Mary's, scattering five hits with three strikeouts and four walks. However, she did not receive any help defensively, as six errors by the Panthers hurt the team throughout the game. Only two of AC-T's eight runs were earned.

"It was a disappointing loss for us, but we were lucky to get back in the game," Skamser said. "We'll take it as a learning experience and be tougher in late innings."

Denison 6, St. Mary's 0

Peggy Ploeger had two hits and Matty Richardson had a triple, but the inability to bring those runners on base home hurt St. Mary's, as the team lost to Denison, 6-0, in the Storm Lake Invitational on Saturday.

Angie Laven suffered the loss for St. Mary's, giving up six runs on 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. She struck out one and walked two in the effort. She was also the only Panther besides Ploeger and Richardson who collected a hit for St. Mary's.

"We lacked a two-out hit to keep us in the game," Skamser said. "Our defense did improve from the previous night's loss to AC-T."

St. Mary's next game will be Wednesday evening at home against Alta.

Schaller-Crestland 5

Fort Dodge St. Edmonds 4

Erica Willer allowed only four runs on five hits as Schaller-Crestland defeated Fort Dodge St. Edmonds, 5-4, in the Pomeroy-Palmer Tournament this weekend.

The Wildcats broke a 4-4 tie with the winning run in the sixth inning.

Sac City 5

Schaller-Crestland 0

Sac City exploded for five runs in the sixth inning, helping them defeat Schaller-Crestland by a score of 5-0 at Sac City on Friday night.

The Wildcats were able to only produce one hit in the contest, while Sac City was able to break open a scoreless game in the sixth with two singles and two doubles off of Schaller-Crestland ace pitcher Erica Willer.

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