Archive for Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Himpel scores all-star team’s lone run

Lauren Himpel got just one at bat in the MO-KAN All-Star Softball Series on Monday. The recent Tonganoxie High grad flew out in that appearance but later scored her team's only run of the night in a 3-0, 3-1 series sweep by Missouri.

Lauren Himpel got just one at bat in the MO-KAN All-Star Softball Series on Monday. The recent Tonganoxie High grad flew out in that appearance but later scored her team's only run of the night in a 3-0, 3-1 series sweep by Missouri.

June 10, 2009

Recent Tonganoxie High grad Lauren Himpel played sparingly but still managed to score her team’s only run during the MO-KAN All-Star Softball Series on Monday at the Shawnee Mission School District Softball Complex.

Missouri won the series, 3-0 and 3-1.

Himpel batted eighth in the first game of the best-of-three series and lined out to center field in her only plate appearance.

In the second game, the former Chieftain entered as a pinch runner in the top of the fourth inning. She scored on a single by Rosie Hull of Free State that gave the Kansas all-stars a brief 1-0 lead before Missouri scored three in the bottom of the fifth.

Kansas — which had won the seven previous all-star matches after Missouri won the inaugural series — had plenty of chances to win game two and force a decisive third game. It loaded the bases in the top of the first inning but was unable to push a run across.

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