As expected, the Eugene Lady Eagles picked up the No. 1 seed in the annual Lady Pirate Lead Off Classic this coming Saturday in Boonville.
With games being played at two different sites (Rolling Hills park and Boonville High School), the tournament will feature 12 games in a span of 10 hours.
The rest of the seeds for the tournament has the Kirksville Lady Tigers as the No. 2 seed, followed by Boonville, Wright City, Moberly, Fayette, Smith-Cotton and New Franklin.
Eugene will also play the first game of the tournament at the high school at 9 a.m., followed by Wright City and Moberly at 10:30 a.m. Meanwhile, at Bill Simmons field at Rolling Hills park, Boonville will open with Fayette at 9 a.m., followed by Kirksville versus Smith-Cotton at 10:30 a.m.
The losers of the Eugene-New Franklin game will play the loser of Wright City-Moberly at the high school at 12 noon. The winners will play at 1:30 p.m. also at the high school.
Meanwhile, on the bottom half of the bracket, the loser of Kirksville-Smith-Cotton will take on the loser of Boonville and Fayette at Rolling Hill park starting at 12 noon. The winners will also play at Rolling Hills park at 1:30 p.m.
The seventh place game will be held at 3 p.m. at the high school while the third place game will take place at Rolling Hills park at 3 p.m. The consolation game will be held at 5 p.m. at the high school while the championship game will be held at 5 p.m. at Rolling Hills park.
Lady Pirates finish 0-2 in Jamboree
The Boonville Lady Pirates softball team dropped both games Friday night in a three-team Jamboree at Jefferson City by losing to the Lady Jays 9-4 and Fatima Comets 7-0.
While the Jamboree consisted of two four inning games for the Lady Pirates, head coach Christie Zoeller said this jamboree definitely helped to see what the team has to work on as they approach the upcoming season.
“We definitely have some kinks to work out defensively,” Zoeller said. “However, even more importantly we have to find a way to get our bats going. In the two games we only mustered up about four hits and we know we have to produce more than that.
“We did see a few positives on the evening. Jamie Lemmons shined behind the plate, which will be a new position for her this season. She looked very comfortable there and managed to pick off a runner at third. We also had some young players really step up and show that they are not afraid to step on to a varsity field. We will continue to build this week and will be working toward a more positive outcome at the classic this weekend.”
The Boonville Lady Pirates softball team will open the 2018 season in the Lady Pirate Lead Off Classic Saturday at Rolling Hills park in Boonville.
Boonville, the No. 3 seed, will play sixth-seeded Fayette in the first game at Rolling Hills park starting at 9 a.m.