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Krueger fans 14 as Cubs roll to win

Friday, August 24, 2012

Nearly unhittable. Allie Krueger, a sophomore, struck out 14 of the 24 hitters she faced during Wednesday night's season opening win over Pierce City. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
Picking up where she left off last season, Monett's pitcher Allie Krueger dominated Pierce City hitters striking out 14 and allowed two hits over seven innings as the Lady Cubs won 11-0.

"She is a solider and a competitor," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "She gets focused and zoned in and hates to lose. Tonight, she settled in and hit her spots."

Krueger struck out the side in the first and fifth innings and collected two strikeouts in the second, third, fourth and seventh

Putting it in play. Junior Kelsey Wiseman takes a healthy swing at a pitch during Monett's 11-0 victory over Pierce City on Wednesday. The Lady Cubs travel to Republic on Monday. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
After a scoreless first inning, Monett jumped on the board first when Josee Krueger blasted the second pitch of her at-bat well over the 200-foot sign in left centerfield.

The Lady Cubs tacked on four runs in the third inning.

Brooke Burnside walked to open the frame. Jessica Harper then hit a slow roller down the first base line. The throw to first sailed into right field allowing Burnside to score. Kelsey Wiseman singled and with two outs, Josee Krueger tripled to clear the bases. Krueger crossed the plate on Andrea Soriano's single.

First pitch of the season. Pierce City's McKenzie Moreland throws the first pitch of the season for the Lady Eagles during Wednesday night's game against Monett. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
Brooke Madison collected three hits, all doubles in four tries for the Lady Cubs.

"It was a team win," said Goetz. "We had production from all of our batting order. It was a good way to start the season."

Faith Strong and Monica Sexton accounted for Pierce City' two hits.

"We saw a lot of things we need to work on tonight," said Pierce City coach Casey Gunnel. "It's hard enough to get three outs in an inning, but when you give an opponent extra outs by committing fielding error it hurts even worse."

Both teams will be on the road on Monday. Pierce City travels to Diamond and Monett goes to Republic. Both games are slated for a 5 p.m. start.

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