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Canton answers nicely after first loss

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Jonathan Bastian wanted to see how the Canton softball team would respond to its first loss of the season. Color the Tigers' coach impressed with their resolve. Canton banged out 14 hits and belted two home runs on the way...

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Baserunning blunders cost Pirates

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Andrew Pollard likes seeing the Hannibal softball team be aggressive on the base paths. The Pirates were too aggressive Tuesday night. Hannibal hit into two inning-ending double plays, had a runner caught stealing and had a pair of...

Late rally sends Tigers to first loss
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Late rally sends Tigers to first loss

CANTON, Mo. -- Megan Stone was willing to give up a run in the bottom of the first inning. The Canton softball team had runners on the corners in the opening frame as Hunter Collins stole second base ahead of Stone's throw. Meanwhile, Canton's Abby Hultz..

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Area roundup: McAfee sets Hannibal home run record

MARSHALL, Mo. -- Kylie McAfee broke the Hannibal softball team's single-season home run record with a two-run blast in the first game of Saturday's North Central Missouri Conference doubleheader against Marshall, but the Pirates had to settle...

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Prep softball roundup: Thrasher, Raiders win Shelby County showdown

SHELBYVILLE, Mo. -- The queen of Shelby County pitching circles, at least for one night, is Natalie Thrasher. Zoey Elliott certainly would like another shot at the crown. Thrasher outdueled Elliott, leading the North Shelby softball team a 1-0 victory...

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Cougars end Panthers rally with homer

EWING, Mo. -- The Palmyra softball team had the momentum and energy after erasing an awful first inning to tie the game in the fifth inning. One swing by Highland's Lauren Merrell changed all that. Merrell slammed a two-run homer to straightaway center...

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Prep softball roundup: Panthers hold off Bulldogs

BROOKFIELD, Mo. The Palmyra softball team nearly let a nine-run lead slip away in their 9-8 win over Brookfield. Bailey Lovelace got the Panthers (12-5) going in the first inning as she blasted a three-run home run that gave Palmyra a 3-0 lead.

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Prep softball roundup: Hultz K's 14 in Canton win over Clark

CANTON, Mo. Abbey Hultz struck out 14 batters and did not allow any earned runs as Canton continued its undefeated streak in a 5-1 win over Clark County. Canton (17-0) got on the board quick after an RBI-double from Hunter Collins in the first inning.

Errors costly for Pirates
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Errors costly for Pirates

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Facing a tough pitcher already limits the opportunities the Hannibal softball team had Tuesday afternoon. Giving that pitcher free runs makes it more difficult. Hannibal committed two errors in the top of the third inning as Highland...

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Prep softball roundup: Panthers with hit brigade in first inning

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Megan Stone's one-out double to center field in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday didn't seem like anything extraordinary. It lit a fire on a powder keg of hits. The Palmyra softball team strung together 10 consecutive hits...