Sports for the week of May 20, 2004
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With two wins over YME at Tracy on Monday the Panthers clinched at least a tie for the 212 Conference Softball Championship. The Panthers were tied with KMS for the conference lead and, according to Panther Coach Dave Sogge, KMS lost at least one game to ACGC on Monday so T/M/B has won the title out-right.
In game one Monday against YME, the Panthers scored in every inning to batter the Sting 15-1 in six innings. Stacy LaVoy and Emily Miller led the offensive charge for the Panthers. Stacy was 4-4, with four runs scored and three RBI two of them coming on her second home run of the season. Emily Miller was 3 for 5 with three RBI. Emily banged out a double and a triple. Lynn Brockway contributed a double to the extra-base-hit parade.
Megan Anderson claimed the win for the Panthers, giving up a single unearned run and scattering three hits. Megan walked three and struck out four on the way to her sixteenth win of the season.
In game two the Panthers disposed of the Sting 10-0 in five innings to complete the sweep of the twin bill. Stacy LaVoy, Emily Miller and Kasey Loeslie collected extra-base hits for the Panthers, all doubles. Alyssa Kirk and Stef Hebig both had two-hit games to lead the offense.
Megan Anderson ran her season record to 17-1 as she blanked the Sting on four hits while striking out three and not walking a batter.
"I was so proud of the girls tonight," said T/M/B Coach Dave Sogge. "They were nervous, but it didn't show. They went out and took care of business, and with the exception of a couple of discipline breakdowns, they never gave YME a glimmer of hope. They played like the confident group of athletes they have become."
The 17-2 (212 Conference Champions) Panthers will finish the regular season Thursday night against a very good MCC team in Slayton. The game has a 7:00 P.M. start time with part of the game played under lights.
Coach sees better hitting, defense in 10-7 victory
The Panther baseball team beat KMS at Sunburg Monday 10-7 to improve the team's record to 6-10.
"We hit the ball well and our defense is coming around," said Panther Coach Bill Tauer. "We are starting to play well at the right time of the season."
Pat Spielmann started on the mound for Tracy/Milroy/Balaton and pitched the first 4 2/3 innings. He gave up 5 runs on 4 hits while walking 3 and striking out 4. Spielman was relieved by Derek Daniels who pitched the next 1 2/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 1 hit while walking 2 and striking out 1. Matt Bauer came on and got the save by striking out the lst hitter.
Pat Spielmann, Matt Bauer, Derek Radke and Brett Jackson led the 13 hit Panther attack with 2 hits each.
Girls win 12 of 18 events
The Panther girls won and the boys finished fourth at the Murray County Central Invitational Track Meet held in Slayton Monday.
"The girls did an awesome job," said Panther Assistant Coach Jenny Kirk. "They won first place finishes in 12 of the 18 events."
Bobbi Jo Buyck was chosen as the outstanding athlete of the meet ( 4 golds) and Tessa Nelson set a new school record in the high jump. Nelson went 5-7 to eclipse the old record of 5-5 set by Melissa Johnson."
The girls team scores were: 1) T/M/B, 166; 2)Pipestone,87; 3)Adrian, 62; 4)Canby-Minneota, 61; 5)R-T-R/LB, 54; 6)Fulda, 40; 7) Southwest Christian, 34; 8)MCC, 30; 9)HBC/EE, 24.
The boys team scores were 1)SWC, 92; 2)MCC, 82; 3)R-T-R/LB, 73; 4)T/M/B, 72; 5) Fulda, 62; 6) HBC/EE,55; 7)Pipestone, 46; 8)Canby-Minneota, 38; 8)Adrian, 38.