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Morning Sun
  • Area players do like Mondays

  • Monday brought some impressive performances from area high school baseball and softball players, a pair of perfect games by teammates and offensive pyrotechnics by several players.

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  • Monday brought some impressive performances from area high school baseball and softball players, a pair of perfect games by teammates and offensive pyrotechnics by several players.
    Fort Scott softball pitchers Hannah Geneva and Kyenne Wade pitched back-to-back perfect games in 10-0 and 20-0 wins over Coffeyville. Geneva pitched five innings and fanned 13, Wade three innings. Earlier this season, Wade pitched a no-hitter against Parsons, striking out 15. The Tigers remain undefeated at 10-0 this season.
    Colgan junior Christian Cedeno pitched his perfect game against Riverton the previous Monday.
    Area baseball and softball players must have no affinity for the Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays."
    The Frontenac Raider baseball and softball teams will remember Galena fondly and not only because of the Dairy Queen.
    Frontenac senior Matt Standlee entered Monday evening with 10 RBI and left Galena with 20. Standlee pocketed five RBI in both ends of a doubleheader, highlighted by a pair of home runs.
    Sophomore pitcher Jace Burdette earned a win and a save in the sweep.
    Frontenac junior Rachel Amershek batted 6-for-7 (.857) during the sweep with six runs scored, two doubles and four RBI. She also earned a win in the circle.
    Senior catcher Sam Bonner went 5-7, including 3-4 in the second game with a double, a home run and four RBI.
    Senior pitcher Lindsey Gorham hit 3-6 with six runs scored, one double, one homer and five RBI. In the circle, Gorham earned her ninth win in the opener and her ERA this season now stands at 1.42.
    Once upon a time, Deion Sanders made waves for games with the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves on the same day. Sanders played in a NFL day game against the Miami Dolphins, then made a flight to Pittsburgh for Game 5 of the 1992 National Championship Series. Sanders suited up but did not play.
    On Apr. 15, another Monday, Northeast junior J.T. Richardson set a school record in the triple jump at a track meet in Burlington and later that day in Arma, he struck out five in 4.1 innings during a 10-6 win over St. Paul. At the plate, Richardson went 2-4 with a run scored, a triple and one RBI.

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