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 Dawn Lansinger, Kim Clark Led Bomber Team in 1976


In the Wanda Smith Memorial Softball League Pee Wee Division, L&W Market defeated Hilltop Florist 7-6. Emily Sloan and Erica Bergmann each had three hits, and Stephanie Jones was the winning pitcher. Shannon Rose, Holly Knott and Jennifer Smith each had two hits for Hilltop, and Suzanne Ottinger was the losing pitcher.

In minor league action, the Bobcats defeated the Cougars 15-5. Stephanie Lindsay and Debbie Springman both had three hits, while Dana Davis was the winning pitcher. Karyn Leisure, Dede Foster and Angie VanOsdol all went 2-for-2 for the Cougars.

The Leopards defeated the Bobcats in the first game of the tournament. Kim Akers and Kelly Chapple both had four hits, and Deena Fitch was the winning pitcher.

The Tigers defeated the Bombers 14-13. Lori Phillips, Carolyn Mallory and Lori Ledford all had two hits. Lori Phillips was the winning pitcher. Hitting leaders for the Bombers were Kim Price and Diane Christopher, while Dawn McRoberts was the losing pitcher.

The Sluggers defeated the Lions 20-4, getting 20 runs on 16 hits. Kelly Phelps and four hits, Traci Walls had three and Kerry Grandison had three doubles. Gwen Hamblin was the winning pitcher. Dodie Brumfield, Lisa Spegal, Penny Williams and Jill Jackson all had hits for the Lions.



The annual First National Bank tennis tournament is set to begin play, and a lot of interesting matches have been drawn for the first round. Locally, early-round matches will include Joe White vs. Randy Youse, Bob Borror vs. Michael Brandon, Gary Snider vs. Doug Wright, Marty Wells vs. Terry Dukeman, Richard Voris vs. Sam Kalter, Bev Wright vs. Janet Downey, Kim Phelps vs. Karen Gregory and Doug Holland vs. Eric Schmidt. In all there are seven different categories of competition, including 86 competitors.

Barb Hickey slammed a triple to drive home Cindy Hahn with the winning run in the last inning, leading the Jets to a 17-16 win over the Raiders in girls major league softball action. Kim Grandison and Kay Grandison also hit triples for the winners. Jana Richmond was the winning pitcher, while Debi Munden took the loss.

The Panthers and the Leopards won their respective divisions in the girls minor league. Sandra Gray, Lisa Mercer and Karen Steinback led the Panthers hitting attack in their season-ending 8-2 win over the Wildcats.

Cara Peggs, Marjorie Small and Diane Zinkan smacked doubles to lead the Cheetahs over the Panthers 8-5. Jennifer Wilfong, Charmie Bonnie, Loretta Smith and Shari Alexander all had multiple hits in the game. Dawn Lansinger, Kim Clark, Robin McCorkle, Molly Myers and Jan Collins all had extra-base hits in leading the Bombers over the Crunchers 25-14. Lynn Miller homered and tripled, while Kim Miller doubled twice for the Crunchers.

Debra Hill hit for the cycle, ripping a home run, triple, double and single, in leading the Jets to a 21-20 victory over the Sluggers. Kelly Grandison also hit a triple and double for the winners. Angel Voris and Teresa Phelps hit triples, while Michele Voris and Terri Williams both had doubles for the Sluggers.

Tammy Wade hit two home runs and two singles, Lisa Harding and Gina Kinnaman each poked three singles, and Anna Moore doubled to lead the Jaguars over the Tigers 21-12. Michelle Spears led the Tigers with two triples and two singles, and was the losing pitcher.

Beth Johnson, Kelly Phelps and Christen Willard each hit two singles to lead the Lions over the Jaguars, 20-6. Lisa Harding and Beth Greenwalt each doubled to pace the Jaguars.



Wayne Allen, relief pitcher for the Knightstown Panthers, and David Purtee both starred in the game as the Panthers improved their summer record to 12-2 with a 10-2 win over previously unbeaten Carthage. Allen took over pitching for starter John Lansinger and allowed no runs on two hits. Purtee knocked in three runners on two singles and a double.




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