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Jr. Cats place second in conference

Posted September 19, 2012 by Joe Rehana in Sports

The Goreville Junior Cats fell to Anna 4-0 in their conference matchup Saturday at Meridian and placed 2nd in the Tournament. Pictured above with their conference trophy, front row, left to right; Jillian Helton, Shaelyn Kwiatkowski, Paeton Arnold, Katie Tosh, Macy Goins, Shayna Elms, Katie Schuetz, Schylar Messmer. Back Row, left to right; Coach Eric Goins, Kaitlynn Moore, Hollie Link, Camren Anderson, Ashlyn Darnell, Cheyenne Walker, Hannah Link, Summar Albright, Brenni Tripp and Asst. Coach Missy Darnell.

The results were reversed in a conference upset for the Goreville Jr. High Blackcats’ softball team as the Anna Jr. High Indians defeated the Cats 4-0 after having lost to the Cats in Goreville 4-0 just two weeks earlier.

The defeat leaves the Cats with a season record of 19-3 as they enter into regional play tonight against Meridian with their sights set on the championship game Friday at Goreville City Park beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Goreville defeated Cobden 14-2 in the second round of conference play Saturday, Sept. 15, after a cancellation due to weather the previous week.  Leading the Cats were Ashlyn Darnell 4-4, Camren Anderson and Macy Goins each had three hits. Summar Albright, Brenni Tripp, Cheyenne Walker and Katie Shuetz all hit safely in the contest. Walker pitched for the Cats striking out 10 Appleknockers.  The win improved the Cat’s record to 19-2.

In the championship game Camren Anderson, Schylar Messmer, Cheyenne Walker and Shayna Elms each hit safely in the contest. Walker pitched for the Cats striking out nine batters.

Before returning to conference play the Cats defeated the Vienna Eagles 16-5 in Vienna Sept. 12. Top hitters for Goreville were Summar Albright 3-5, Macy Goins 2-3, Schlar Messmer 2-2 while Brenni Tripp, Cheyenne Walker and Katie Schuetz all hit safely in the contest. Walker, Hannah Link and Hollie Link all pitched for the Cats improving Goreville’s record to 18-2.