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2012-2013

(5/23/13) Dave Guemmer releases summer camp information. This year's camp will take place at the Farmington Sports Complex.

Where: Farmington Sports Complex


When: June 24th-27th- If we have bad weather, it will be in the Bob Sechrest Field House

Cost: $40

Ages: 7-18
You can pay when you arrive on June 24th. If you have any other questions, you can call Dave Guemmer at (573)518-2109.

 

(5/3/13) Lady Cards have 4 MCCAC All-Conference players. The women's softball team had 4 players receive All-Conference honors this past week. Congratulations to the following MAC Lady Cardinal softball players for being named to the All-Conference teams.

MCCAC First Team All-Conference
Darby Ferguson

MCCAC Honorable Mention All-Conference
Courtney Massengale
Erin Littrell
Kallie Federhofer

(4/30/13) Cardinals place four on All-Region Team. The women's softball team had 4 players make NJCAA Region 16 All-Region. Darby Ferguson, Erin Littrell, Courtney Massengale and Kallie Federhofer were named to the team.

(4/29/13) Lady Cards season ends in Region 16 Tournament. The MAC women concluded their season yesterday with an 8-6 loss to St. Louis Community College. MAC lost two games to St. Louis during the tournament. They defeated Cottey College the day before to stay alive.

Daily Journal Article

(4/26/13) Region XVI Tournament pushed back one day. The Region 16 softball tournament has been moved back a day due to rain. #1 seed East Central will play #4 seed Cottey tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m. #2 seed MAC will play the #3 seed St. Louis at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The tournament is being played at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.

(4/25/13) Cardinals earn #2 seed in Region 16 Tournament. MAC will finishes 2nd in the Region XVI standings behind #1 East Central. St. Louis Community College is the 3rd seed followed by the 4th seed Cottey College. Opponents and times to be announced.

(4/8/13) MAC homers 12 times in sweep of Cottey. The women's softball team set a program record with 12 home-runs in one day defeating Cottey College by the scores of 11-10 and 13-12. MAC improves to 9-15 overall and travel today to Normal, Illinois to take on nationally ranked Heartland College.

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(4/1/13) Lady Cards sweep Archers. The women's softball team recorded a doubleheader sweep over St. Louis Community College. STLCC was done in by the excellent pitching by the Cardinals who defeated them 3-1 and 3-1 in consecutive games. The Cardinals are now 6-10 overall and 3-3 in the Region XVI as well as the MCCAC.

MAC will move on to play against Jefferson at home on Tuesday at 2:00 and Three Rivers at home on Thursday at 2:00.

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(3/28/13) Venue change for today's game. The home softball game scheduled for March 28 against St. Louis Community College has been moved to Park Hills Sports Complex, game times 2:00 pm/4:00 pm.

(3/26/13) MAC softball postponed again. The MAC softball game scheduled for today and tomorrow has been postponed. All MAC home softball games will be at the Farmington Sports Complex for the remainder of the season unless something changes.

The Cardinals are currently 4-10 on the season. They swept Southeastern Illinois this past weekend before dropping two games to Region XVI rival East Central

Daily Journal Article vs. Southeastern Illinois

Daily Journal Article vs. East Central


(3/4/13) Cardinals to kick off season this week. The Mineral Area College softball team will kick off their season this week as they host Southwestern Illinois on Tuesday, March 5th. The double header against SWIC has been moved to the Park Hills Sports Complex due to field maintenance at the Farmington Sports Complex. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Mineral Area will then host Southeastern Illinois on Wednesday, March 6th at the Park Hills Sports Complex. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. The MAC Lady Cards softball team will then travel to Heartland College on Thursday, March 7th. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. The Lady Cards will wrap up their week as they host Lindenwood-Belleville at noon on Saturday, March 9th at the Park Hills Sports Complex.

(2/28/13) Games are canceled for the weekend. The Mineral Area College softball tournament scheduled for this upcoming Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd in Springfield, MO has been canceled.

(2/25/13) Women's softball opens up this weekend. The Mineral Area College softball team will open up their Spring schedule this weekend in the JUCO Jamboree in Springfield, MO at Cooper Park. MAC has won the Region XVI title 3 out of the last 4 years.

(9/24/12) Cardinals continue Fall schedule. The Mineral Area College softball team traveled to Hillsboro on Wednesday, September 19th to play Jefferson College. MAC lost both games by scores of 16-2 and 4-3. MAC then traveled to Ferguson, MO over the weekend to play in the Reverse Exposure Tournament. The Lady Cards played Washington University, Truman State, Culver-Stockton, Fontbonne, and Saint Louis University. Mineral Area was able to defeat Culver-Stockton, but lost the rest of the games. The team will visit Columbia, MO on Friday, September 28th when they take on the University of Missouri. Game time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. MAC will then be at home for the first time all fall when they host Shawnee Community College at the Farmington Sports Complex on Saturday, September 29th. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

(9/12/12) Lady softball at SW Tennessee classic this weekend. The Mineral Area softball team will play a fall tournament this weekend down in Memphis, TN. On Saturday, they will take on Blue Mountain and Dyersburg State. Sunday they will play three games agains Freed Hardeman, Mid-Continent and Southwest Tennessee. The games will take place at 8300 Hwy. 70
Memphis, Tennessee.

(9/4/12) Cardinals open up fall schedule this weekend. The MAC softball team will open up their fall schedule this weekend at the Tough As Nails Tournament in Waterloo, IL on Saturday.

**Games this weekend have been moved to Waterloo, Il. instead of Collinsville. Address to complex is 780 N. Moore St, Waterloo, IL 62298**

 

2011-2012

(6/5/12) Emily Hanquist named to NJCAA Division II All-American team. Sophomore center fielder Emily Hanquist (Perryville, MO) was named to the NJCAA All-American 2nd team this past month.  Hanquist batted .380 for the Cardinals in her sophomore year. Her 54 RBI, 46 runs scored, 71 hits, 16 doubles and 12 stolen bases led the Cardinals this season. Emily has signed to play at Central Missouri State in Warrensburg.

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(5/24/12) The Mineral Area College softball team wants to announce their upcoming summer camp. The camp will run from Monday, June 4th through Thursday, June 7th. The cost of the camp is $40 dollars per camper. The age limit for the camp is from ages 8 to 18. The softball camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will be held at the Farmington Sports Complex. All participants need to bring a glove, bat, cleats and catchers gear if applicable. If you have any questions please contact Dave Guemmer at (314) 971-3071 or dguemmer@mineralarea.edu

Camp Flyer

(5/8/12) Mineral Area College Softball- Region 16 All-Region Team Announced: The Mineral Area College Lady Cardinals softball team had seven members earn Region 16 All-Region Team honors. The first team members are: Emily Hanquist, Melanie Hager, Kallie Federhofer, Katy Bevins, and Allyson Luce. Honorable Mention members include Tory Smith and Hannah Ghant.

(5/8/12) The MAC softball program is proud to announce that three of the softball girls are moving on to play at four year schools.

Emily Hanquist- Central Missouri State

Allyson Luce- UMSL

Hannah Hicks- Harris Stowe

There will be more signings announced in the coming weeks.

(4/30/12) Season comes to and end in Region XVI Tournament. After defeating Cottey College on Friday, MAC lost its next two games to East Central (12 to 8) in 8 innings and St. Louis Community College (4 to 1) to end its season. This is the first time in the programs existence that the Lady Cards have failed to win the Region XVI Tournament.

(4/27/12) Cardinals win Region XVI opener. MAC defeated Cottey College (5 to 3) in the first game of the Region 16 Tournament. They will play against the winner of the East Central/St. Louis game again at 4:00 pm today.

(4/26/12) Six player receive MCCAC all-conference honors. The Mineral Area softball team placed six players on this years all-conference team. Emily Hanquist a sophomore from Perryville, MO was named to the 1st team. Emily was runner-up for player of the year in the conference.

Katy Bevins (Marquette), Kallie Federhofer (Lutheran South), Hannah Ghant (Marked Tree, AR) Melanie Hager (Ft. Zumwalt South) and Allison Luce (Kennett) were named to the honorable mention team.

(4/25/12) MAC earns # 1 seed in upcoming Region XVI Tournament. The MAC softball women swept the St. Louis Community College Archers last night to earn the overall top seed in this years Region XVI Tournament. Mineral Area defeated the Archers in both games by the scores of 11-7 and 10-1. The Cardinals will play this Friday against Cottey College at 10:00 am. If they win, they will play the winner of St. Louis/East Central at 4:00 pm on Friday. If they lose, they will play the loser of St. Louis/East Central at 2:00 pm on Friday.

Region XVI Tournament Bracket

(4/23/12) Cardinals will play in Region XVI Tournament this weekend. The women's softball regular season is coming to a close and the three-time defending Region XVI Champs are getting ready to defend their title.  They will travel to play at John A. Logan on Monday, April 23rd. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. The Lady Cards final opponent before region play will be at St. Louis Community College. Mineral Area will travel to St. Louis on Tuesday, April 24th. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. The Region 16 Softball Tournament will be held at East Central College in Union, MO on Friday, April 27th and Saturday April 28th. Seeding for the tournament will be decided on Tuesday. Game times will be at 10:00 a.m. and noon on Friday.

(4/13/12) Mineral Area splits with St. Louis Community College. Softball played two games yesterday at home and won one of two against the St. Louis Community College Archers. MAC won the first game 4-3 before losing the second game by the same score. The Cardinals play two home games today against Cottey College before traveling to Iowa this weekend to play in the Kirkwood, Iowa Community College Tournament.

Daily Journal Article

(4/11/12) Cardinals sweep East Central in Region XVI contests. The women's softball team won a doubleheader yesterday on the road against East Central. MAC won the first game by the score of 11-8 and followed that with a 4-2 victory. Mineral Area improves to 4-0 in the Region.

Daily Journal Article

(4/4/12) MAC splits home series with Shawnee. The MAC women's softball team was in action yesterday at home against the Shawnee Saints lost the first game 5-4 but came back to win the second 5-3. The Lady Cards will be back in action tomorrow when they travel to Three Rivers to take on the Raiders. Game time is set at 1:00 pm

Daily Journal Article

(4/2/12) Cardinals split with Williams Baptist. The Mineral Area women's softball team won its 7th straight game over Williams Baptist by the score of 12-3. MAC lost the second game 10-1. The Cardinals will play tomorrow at home against Shawnee at 1:00 at the Farmington Sports Complex.

Daily Journal Article

(3/29/12) MAC sweeps SE Illinois in home doubleheader. The Mineral Area women's softball team swept the Southeastern Illinois Falcons yesterday by the scores of 3-2 and 6-1. The Lady Cards got solid pitching from Hannah Ghant in game 1 and Kallie Federhofer in game 2.

The Cardinals will play today against St. Charles at home at 2:00 at the Farmington Sports Complex.

Daily Journal Article

(3/9/12) Game canceled with St. Charles. Due to rain, the schedule game against St. Charles has been canceled. There has not been a make-up game scheduled.

(2/20/12) Cardinals lose two at Southeastern Illinois. The MAC softball team continued its season down in Harrisburg, Illinois against Southeastern Illinois Community College. The women lost both end of the doubleheader by the scores of 6-5 and 15-7. Up next for the Cardinals is a very important game in the MCCAC conference race when they travel to Hillsboro to take on the Jefferson College Vikings.

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(2/27/12) Cardinals go 4-1 in Evangel Junior College Tournament. The Mineral Area women's softball team officially got their season underway this past weekend down in Springfield, Missouri at the Evangel JUCO Tournament. Mineral Area went an impressive 4-1 against some very good competition.

(2/25/12)
Allen County, KS 5, MAC 2

Losing pitcher-Hannah Ghant-7 innings pitched, 4 earned runs on 12 hits with 6 strikeouts
Leading Hitters: Allyson Luce-2 hits, 1 run scored; Tory Smith-double, run scored

MAC-14, SWIC-1

Winning Pitcher: Kallie Federhofer-5 innings pitched, 1 earned run on 5 hits with 3 strikeouts
Leading Hitters: Melanie Hager-3 hits, home run, double, 6 rbis, 2 runs; Hannah Hicks- 2 hits, home run, double, 2 rbis, run scored; Megan Smith-2 hits, home run, 3 rbis, run;
Allyson Luce-2 hits, 1 double, 3 runs scored, Emily Hanquist-2 hits, rbi, 2 runs scored

MAC-15, East Central 14 (8 innings)

Winning Pitcher: Hannah Ghant-5 2/3 innings pitched, 1 earned run on 7 hits with 6 strikeouts
Leading Hitters: Allyson Luce-2 hits, game winning rbi, 2 runs scored; Emily Hanquist-2 hits, home run, 3 rbis, 2 runs scored; Melanie Hager-2 hits, 2 rbis;
Tory Smith-2 hits, rbi, 2 runs scored; Rebecca Hanquist-2 hits, 2 runs scored; Meme Pruiett-2 hits, double, 4 rbis, run scored

(2/24/12)

MAC 5, Coffeyville, KS 2

Winning Pitcher: Hannah Ghant-7 innings pitched, 2 earned runs on 8 hits with 8 strikeouts
Leading Hitters: Allyson Luce-2 hits, 2 doubles, rbi, 2 runs scored, Emily Hanquist-2 hits, rbi, run scored

MAC 16, Fort Scott, KS 15 (8 innings)

Winning Pitcher: Kallie Federhofer-8 innings pitched, 5 earned runs on 16 hits with 4 strikeouts
Leading Hitters: Allyson Luce-4 hits, 2 doubles, rbi, 3 runs; Emily Hanquist-2 hits, double, 5 rbis, 2 runs scored; Rebecca Hanquist-2 hits, triple, 2 rbis;
Kallie Federhofer-2 hits, 2 doubles, 2 rbis; Meme Pruiett-2 hits, double, 2 rbis, 2 runs scored

 

(2/6/12) Softball season to get started on the 24th. The Mineral Area women's softball team will get started this season on February 24th in the Evangel University JUCO Tournament. MAC will play Coffeyville, Ft. Scott and Allen County all on Friday, the 24th. They will play SWIC and East Central on Saturday the 25th.

Mineral Area is coming off of a third consecutive Region XVI Championship as well as a trip to the 2011 National Tournament.

(10/11/11) Cardinals release Spring schedule. The women's softball team will open up play in the Evangel University Junior College Tournament on Friday, February 24th. They will come home to play their home opener on Tuesday, March 6th against Dyersburg State. Some other noteworthy games include; March 10th at home against Three Rivers and March 20th at home against Jefferson College. Mineral Area is the three-time defending Region XVI Tournament Champions.

(9/19/11) Dave Guemmer releases roster. The three-time defending Region XVI softball team has announced its roster for the upcoming season. The Cardinals return 12 members from last years 34-16 squad. They are currently in the midst of their Fall schedule.

For the entire roster of this year's team click here.

(8/15/11) Meet the Cardinals scheduled for September 8th at Engler Park. Mineral Area College is inviting the community to come out and spend a few minutes meeting the athletes of all of our fine sports teams for the upcoming year. Bring the kids out to meet the 2011-2012 Cardinals on Thursday evening, September 8, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Hall Pavilion in Farmington’s Engler Park. Coaches and athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s golf, women’s volleyball, and the MAC cheerleaders will be on hand. The coaches will be grilling up hotdogs and serving soft drinks while athletes will host a variety of activities and games for the kids to play. Come out and enjoy the evening with the Cardinals! Food and soft drinks will be provided while they last.

MEET THE CARDINALS @ ENGLER PARK

5:00-7:00 pm

ENGLER PARK, HALL PAVILLION

 

2010-2011

(6/10/11) Camp dates released for summer softball camp. The women's softball team will host a 4 day camp on June 27-30th. The instruction will be provided by Mineral Area coaches, players and former players. The cost is $50 or if you bring 10 or more the price is reduced to $30. Please contact MAC assistant softball coach Matt Guemmer for more information. Mineral Area softball is coming off its 3rd consecutive Region XVI title along with its 2nd World Series appearance in the the last 3 years.

Camp Flyer

(6/5/11) Alex Perry named NJCAA All-American. The women's softball team had an outstanding season and are now receiving some individual recognition. The NJCAA has named Alex Perry a third team All-American. Perry won 21 games for the Cardinals this year and had an impressive 1.79 ERA.

(5/21/11) Softball season ends in NJCAA National Tournament. The women's softball team went 1-2 this week in the NJCAA Divsion II World Series. MAC started the tournament losing to Owens College out of Toledo, Ohio in the first game 7-2. MAC then rebounded with a win against Delware Tech winning 9-1. The season ended in the next game when MAC played a familiar opponent in Kirkwood College out of Iowa. Kirkwood defeated the Lady Cards 8-0 end MAC's hopes of a first ever National Championship. Mineral Area concludes the season with a very impressive 37-18 record.

(5/7/11) Cardinals advance to NJCAA National Tournament. The women's softball team defeated Murray State College by the scores of 3-2 and 13-2 to advance to their second National Tournament appearance in three years. MAC won a close one in the first game in large part due to the pitching of Alex Perry. Perry went 7 innings allowing just 1 earned run with four strikeouts. It was her 21st win of the year. Jamie Bullock got the game winning hit for the Lady Cards.  The second game was dominated by MAC's offense. They hit 5 home runs to cruise to an eleven run victory. They are now one of 16 left in the nation and will play May 19-21st in Normal, IL.

Daily Journal Article

(5/6/11) District game with Murray State College starts at 3:00 today. The games with Murray State that take place at the Farmington Sports Complex today have been moved back to 3:00 because of the wet weather. The Cardinals will play two games today and will still play at 1:00 tomorrow.

(5/2/11) Cardinals win third consecutive Region XVI Title. The Mineral Area women's softball team continued its dominance over the rest of the Region with a clean three game sweep to clinch their their third Region XVI title in a row.

MAC won the first game over Meramec by the score of 6-3. The final opponent for the Cardinals in the tournament was Forest Park, who MAC defeated twice (8-0 and 9-1 in the championship). Alex Perry (Crystal City) won games 1 and 3 for the Cardinals and now has 20 wins on the season. Emily Hanquist (Perryville) went 2 for 3 in the championship game raising her season batting average to .459. Jennifer Hackworth (Bonne Terre, North County) came back to throw an excellent game in the 2nd game of the tournament, limiting Forest Park to two hits.

The Cardinals now sit at an impressive 34-16 and may be having their best year in existence. They concluded the regular season with a 20-4 record in the MCCAC and a 17-1 Region XVI regular season record. Head Coach Dave Guemmer has now won the Region XVI title every year he has coached here.

MAC now moves on the District J Tournament. The District J Championship will be played on Friday (the 6th) and Saturday (the 7th) as follows against the Region 2 champion Murray State (OK) Lady Aggies at the Farmington Sports Complex. This will be a best 2 out of 3 championship and the winner moves on the NJCAA Division II National Championships in Normal, IL beginning May 19.


The District tournament will start Friday @ 1:00 & 3:00. There will be a Saturday game at noon if necessary.


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(4/25/11) Region XVI Tournament information released.

Here is the information for the 2011 NJCAA Region XVI Tournament:

The 2011 NJCAA Women’s Softball season is starting and the site for the Region 16 DII Tournament will be hosted by STLCC-Florissant Valley on April 29 and April 30, 2011 (May 1- Rain Date) at Florissant Area Athletic Association, 1175 Wiethaupt Rd., St. Louis, MO 63136.

Participating teams for this year will include the following:
Cottey College
East Central College
Mineral Area College
STLCC-Florissant Valley
STLCC- Forest Park
STLCC- Meramec

The Cardinals were rained out today but will try and make the game up tomorrow at St. Charles at 2:00 P.M.

Region XVI Tournament Bracket

(4/20/11) Cardinals clinch top seed in Region XVI Tournament. The Mineral Area women's softball team swept East Central yesterday to wrap up the #1 seed in the upcoming Region XVI Tournament which takes place in Farmington on May 29th. The Cardinals one the first game by the score of 9-5 and won the second game 9-4. The Lady Cards are now 15-1 in Region XVI. They will continue their schedule up at Florissant Valley tomorrow at 1:00 in a Region XVI and MCCAC contest.

Daily Journal Article

(4/15/11) Game against East Central postponed. Today's home softball game against East Central has been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 19th at 2:00 pm.

(4/14/11) Schedule now set for Daffodil Classic.

The following is the schedule for the Daffodil Classic which takes place this weekend at Meramec:

Saturday, April 16th

Mineral Area vs Indian Hills 10:00 AM

Mineral Area vs Indian Hills 12:00 PM

Mineral Area vs Kankakee 4:00 PM

Sunday, April 17th

Mineral Area vs Oakton 9:00 AM

Mineral Area vs CMU 1:00 PM

(4/8/11) MAC wins two more MCCAC and Region XVI games. The softball team continues to roll right along completing a doubleheader sweep of Forest Park yesterday. The Cardinals won 8-0 and 13-8 to improve their overall record to 21-11. They are 15-3 in the MCCAC and 12-0 in the Region XVI.

(4/7/11) Cardinals play against MCCAC Forest Park today. MAC plays a doubleheader today against Forest Park up in St. Louis. The Cardinals are looking to improve on their 13-3 in the MCCAC and 10-0 in the Region XVI.

MAC is currently the 19th ranked team in the latest NJCAA Division II poll.

NJCAA Poll

(4/14/11) Schedule now set for Daffodil Classic.

The following is the schedule for the Daffodil Classic which takes place this weekend at Meramec:

Saturday, April 16th

Mineral Area vs Indian Hills 10:00 AM

Mineral Area vs Indian Hills 12:00 PM

Mineral Area vs Kankakee 4:00 PM

Sunday, April 17th

Mineral Area vs Oakton 9:00 AM

Mineral Area vs CMU 1:00 PM

(4/4/11) # 19 Cards run win streak to six with two wins over Shawnee. The women's softball team continued its stellar play in the MCCAC by sweeping a doubleheader over the visiting Shawnee Saints on Saturday. MAC improves to 12-2 in the conference with the 9-4 and 2-1 home wins.

This followed two wins on Friday against visiting Cottey College. MAC swept Cottey 10-0 and 16-1 to improve to 10-0 in the Region XVI regular season race.

MAC (18-10) is scheduled to play Three Rivers at home tomorrow at 3:00.

Daily Journal Article (Shawnee)

Daily Journal Article (Cottey)

(4/1/11) Cardinals remain perfect in Region XVI. The women's softball team continued to dominate their Region XVI opponents with two convincing wins over Meramec. With the doubleheader sweep the Cardinals are now 8-0 in Region XVI play.

Game 1: MAC 13, Meramec 4
Alex Perry- win, 7 innings, 1 earned run on 8 hits with 3 strikeouts
Callie Dennis-5 hits, home run, 4 runs scored
Emily Hanquist-3 hits, double, 2 runs scored
Alex Perry-3 hits, double, home run, 3 runs scored

Game 2: MAC 9, Meramec 1 (5 innings)
Jennifer Hackworth-win, 5 innings, 0 earned runs on 7 hits with a strikeout
Callie Dennis-3 hits, 3 RBI's
Beth Winckel-2 hits, run scored
Tori Henson-hit, home run (grand slam), 5 RBI's


The Cardinals could improve on their perfect Region XVI record today with a pair of home games against Cottey College. Game time is 2:00 P.M.

Daily Journal Article

(3/28/11) Today's game with East Central postponed. The softball team's scheduled doubleheader with East Central has been postponed due to the wet conditions. The makeup game will be played on April 15th. MAC is next scheduled to play at Jefferson on Tuesday at 2:00, and at Meramec on Thursday at 2:00.

(3/25/11) Cardinals weekend games canceled. The MAC softball team was schedule to play against Shawnee and Cottey today and tomorrow. Both of these games have been postponed due to the weather.

(3/23/11) MAC wins two more conference games over Forest Park. The Lady Cardinals improved to 8-0 in the MCCAC and 6-0 in the Region XVI yesterday with two home victories over Forest Park. Mineral Area won both games by the mercy rule, winning game 1 by the score of 11-1 in 5 innings and game 2, 12-4 in 6 innings.

Alex Perry and Jennifer Hackworth won both games on the mound for MAC. The Cardinals got offensive contributions from a variety of players including Emily Hanquist (Perryville)-2 hits, double, home run, 2 RBI's, 3 runs in game one and Kelly Kelm (Poplar Bluff) a game ending 3 run home run in game two.

The Cardinals (11-7) play at home today against Lindenwood JV at 2:00.

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(3/22/11) Lady Cardinals take two from Maple Woods. MAC took two from Maple Woods winning 10-5 and 7-2 on Tuesday. Alex Perry and Jennifer Hackworth were the winning pitchers for the Cardinals.  The Lady Cardinals are at home at the Farmington Sports Complex on Tuesday in a key Region16 AND MCCAC battle against Forest Park at 2:00. Then, the Cards are back at home against Lindenwood at 2:00 on Wednesday. Then, they host MCCAC opponent Shawnee on Friday at 3:00.

(3/11/11) Cardinals take two from Florissant Valley. MAC won two conference games yesterday over Florissant Valley by the scores of 12-1 and 8-0. Alex Perry and Jennifer Hackworth were the winning pitchers.

The Cardinals are 6-0 in the MCCAC conference race and 4-0 in Region XVI.

MAC now plays Dyersburg State out of Tennessee at home at 1:00 on Saturday.

(3/10/11) Softball game moved Potosi. The MAC softball team will play a home game today against MCCAC rival Florissant Valley at the Potosi fields

(3/4/11) Cardinals improve to 4-0 in MCCAC conference race. The women's softball team traveled to Ulin, Illinois and won two conference games over new member Shawnee on Thursday. MAC got great pitching in both games. MAC ace Alex Perry went 7 innings allowing only 4 hits and 0 earned runs in the first game helping the Cardinals to a 3-1 victory.  In game 2 Jennifer Hackworth was the pitching star for the Cardinals going 6 strong innings allowing 0 earned runs on 3 hits in the 4-2 victory. Offensive standouts on the day were:

Game 1

Allyson Luce-2 hits, double and a run
Alex Perry-2 hits, rbi and a run

Game 2

Callie Dennis-2 hits, double, rbi and a run
Tori Henson-2 hits and a run
Alex Perry-2 hits and a run

MAC (4-2) has a home MCCAC and Region XVI doubleheader scheduled for Thursday against Florissant Valley at 2:00 P.M.

(3/3/11) Mineral Area takes two from MCCAC rival Meramec. The women's softball team got two very important victories yesterday over Meramec.

MAC won the first game by the score of 9-3 behind a strong pitching performance from Alex Perry. She went 7 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, with 3 strikeouts. NJCAA Region XVI 1st teamer Tori Henson led the offensive attack with 3 hits and 4 RBI's.

In game two the Cardinals won 13-5 in 5 innings via the mercy rule thanks in large part to the solid pitching of Jennifer Hackworth. She went the distance, allowing 3 earned runs, on 7 hits, walking only 1 with 3 strikeouts. Alex Perry chipped in offensively for MAC in game game two with 3 hits, 4 RBI's and 2 runs scored.

MAC is back in today against Shawnee College in Ulin, Illinois at 3:00 P.M.

Daily Journal Article

(3/1/11) Women's softball season officially underway. The MAC lady softball team lost two games to Lindenwood University JV yesterday by the scores of 1-0 and 6-2. Alex Perry got her season off to a good start allowing one run on 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2 in the first game. In the second game Jennifer Hackworth allowed 5 earned runs on 8 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2.

In the second game Allyson Luce and Kelly Kelm each had a hit and scored a run. Tori Henson had a double with 2 rbis and Tory Smith had a double.

The softball game against Meramec that was to be played today has been moved to tomorrow (3/2/11) at Potosi High School Fields at 3:00. To get to the fields, take HIghway 8 through Potosi and make a right on 185. The complex is on the right.

(2/15/11) Women's softball team begins play on February 28th. The MAC women's softball team will officially begin their season on Monday the 28th against Lindwenwood JV at 2:00 in St. Charles.

(1/31/11) Women's team ranked in the top 20 to start season. Softball season is right around the corner and the Cardinals have already received some national recognition. The MAC women's softball team starts the season ranked 20th in the nation according the NJCAA Division II Pre-Season Poll. The Cardinals are coming off another Region XVI Championship, their second in two seasons.

NJCAA Pre-Season Poll.

(1/6/11) Head Coach Dave Guemmer releases 2011 Spring Roster. The women's softball team released its roster for the 2011 season.   Mineral Area is the two time defending Region XVI Champions. They return some of their key components from last years team including MCCAC All-Conference 1st teamer Alex Perry a pitcher from Crystal City, MO. Tori Henson a 1st baseman from Bismarck, Missouri is returning after receiving MCCAC All-Conference honorable mention honors last season.   Jennifer Hackworth a pitcher from Bonne Terre, MO and North County High School was a NJCAA Region XVI All-Region honorable mention pick last year. Perry and Henson were a part of the 1st Team All Region squad last season. Mineral Area will open up its season on February 28th against Lindenwood.

(1/3/11) Head Coach Dave Guemmer releases softball schedule. The Mineral Area College softball team has released its Spring 2011 schedule to the public. The back-to-back Region XVI Champions open up on the road against Lindenwood JV on February 28th. The Cardinals will play their first home game in an MCCAC conference tilt against Meramec on March 1st at the Farmington Sports Complex. The Cardinals will participate in the Daffodil Classic on April 16th and 17th. They play against traditional power Kirkwood, Iowa on April 9th and 10th at Kirkwood.

(10/18/10) Chad Mills hired as new Athletic Director. Mineral Area has named former MAC basketball player and assistant coach Chad Mills as the new Athletic Director effective July 1, 2011.

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(10/11/10) Cardinal softball concludes for the fall season. MAC softball went 1-1-1 over the weekend playing 3 NJCAA Division 1 schools, defeating Dyerburg St, tying SW Tennessee, and losing to Three Rivers. This completes the softball fall schedule.

(8/23/10) Meet the Cardinals at Engler Park scheduled for September 9th. Mineral Area College is inviting the community to come out and spend a few minutes meeting the athletes of all of our fine sports teams for the upcoming year. Bring the kids out to meet the 2010-2011 Cardinals on Thursday evening, September 9, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Knight Pavilion in Engler Park, Farmington. Coaches and athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s golf, women’s volleyball, and the MAC Cheerleaders will be on hand. The Coaches will be grilling up hotdogs and serving soft drinks while the athletes will host a variety of activities and games for the kids to play.

 

 

2009-2010

 

(6/11/10) MAC Softball Camp set for June 28-July 1.

The back-to-back Region XVI Champion softball team will conduct a 4 day instructional camp at the Farmington Sports Complex for aspiring softball players.  The camp will be $50 per player.  For more information click on the link below.

Camp Flyer

(5/10/10)  Post-season honors come in for Region XVI Champions.  The Mineral Area softball team had an outstanding season once again this year and many of the Cardinals players have been recognized for their individual play.  The Cardinals were well represented on the MCCAC All-Conference and NJCAA All-Region XVI teams:

MCCAC All-Conference 1st Team

Kelly Kruse (MCCAC Player of the Year)

Jessica Bartlett

Alex Perry

MCCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention

Tori Henson

Danielle Kaempfe

NJCAA All-Region XVI 1st Team

Kelly Kruse (NJCAA Region XVI Player of the Year)

Jessica Bartlett

Alex Perry

Tori Henson

Danielle Kaempfe

NCJAA All-Region XVI 2nd Team

Emily Blumenthal

Jennifer Hackworth

Region XVI Coach of the Year

Dave Guemmer

(5/10/10)  Women's softball comes up one game short of reaching second consecutive National Tournament.   The Mineral Area softball team lost 2 out of 3 games down in Tishomingo, Oklahoma to Murray State Community College this past weekend falling one game short of reaching the NJCAA National Tournament.  The Cardinals won the first game 5-3 before losing the second game on Friday 7-4.  This forced a winner take all matchup on Saturday which the Cardinals narrowly lost by the score of 1-0.  The Cardinals had another outstanding season finishing with a 33-23 record including a 15-1 Region XVI record to go along with their 2nd consecutive Region XVI Tournament title. 

Daily Journal Article

(5/3/10)  MAC softball wins second consecutive Region XVI title. The Mineral Area Women's softball team is once again the NJCAA Region XVI, D2 Champions.  They successfully defended their title defeating 4th seed Meramec by the score of 9-0 in the final game.  The Cardinals had a much easier time of it this year not losing a game on the way to the championship. They defeated Meramec in the first game of the tournament, then beat East Central before eliminating Meramec in the championship game. 

Head Coach Dave Guemmer has won two Region XVI Titles in the programs first two years of existence.   He was once again named Region XVI Coach of the Year.  Sophomore Kelly Kruse (St. Paul, MO) was named Region XVI Player of the Year. She finished the day 3 for 3 with 4 RBI's including a 3 run home run.

Kayla Ruess earned her second win of the weekend (9-5) with a 4 hit shutout. 

Mineral Area (32-21) now advances to the best-of-three District J playoff series this weekend, and will travel to face Murray State Community College out of Oklahoma.   The winner clinches a berth in the NJCAA Division II national tournament.  Last season the Cardinals defeated Murray State on their way to the National Tournament. 

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(4/30/10)  Lady Cards are lead story in today's Daily Journal.  The Mineral Women's Softball team is the lead story in the Thursday, April 30th edition of The Daily Journal.  The story highlights last season's success as well as a preview of this year's Region 16 Tournament in Farmington.

Daily Journal Article

(4/28/10)  Softball splits road doubleheader with Three Rivers. The Mineral Area Women's Softball team split a pair of games with Three Rivers Community College down in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday.  They lost the first game 10-4 but came back to win the nightcap 3-0.  Alex Perry shut out a very strong Raiders team in the 2nd game.  Tori Henson had a big day at the plate for the Cardinals with 2 Home Runs, 4 RBI's and 2 runs scored on the day. 

Up next for the Cardinals is the all important Region XVI Tournament.  MAC is the defending Region XVI Champions and had a stellar 15-1 regular season record in the Region.  See below for more information. 

(4/26/10)  MAC NJCAA Tournament information released.  The Mineral Area Softball team is the #1 seed for the upcoming Region XVI, Division 2 Tournament.  The Cardinals will host all of the games at the Farmington Sports Complex.  See the attached link for more information.

NJCAA Region XVI Tournament

(4/21/10)  Lady Cards take two games from Lindenwood JV.  The Mineral Area Cardinals Women's softball team continued their good play of late by defeating the Lindenwood Junior Varsity team by the scores of 2-1 and 8-0.  Jessica Bartlett again had a big day for MAC having a double, a home run and 2 RBI's in game 2.  The softball team now plays St. Charles on the road today starting at 3:00 P.M.  MAC (28-16) will play its final home game will be on Tuesday, April 27th at home against Three Rivers. 

(4/19/10)  Jefferson College takes two from red hot Cardinals.  Entering Friday's doubleheader with Jefferson College, the Mineral Area Softball team had won 16 out of 17 games.  MAC was unable to keep it going however, as the Vikings beat the Lady Cards by scores of 8-2 and 7-4.  Jeffco was the better defensive team Friday night committing two errors as compared to Mineral Area's eight.  The Cardinals play Lindenwood JV tomorrow at home at 2:00. 

Daily Journal Article

(4/16/10)  Softball wins two more Region XVI and MCCAC Conference games. Women's Softball won two more games yesterday against East Central Community College.  They won the 1st game by the score of 5-1 and the second one 7-4. With these wins MAC now has clinched the # 1 seed for the upcoming Region XVI Tournament that will be held at the Farmington Sports Complex on April 30th through May 1st.  The Cardinals play a home doubleheader against Jefferson College tonight starting at 4:00 P.M.

(4/14/10)  Cardinals grab two more non-conference wins, run win streak to 13.

The Lady Cards are one of the hottest teams in the nation winning their 12th and 13th games over Missouri Valley JV.  In game 1 Jessica Bartlett was once again the offensive star for MAC.  She went 3-for-3 with three RBI singles, and shortstop Emilie Martin finished 2-for-2 with a RBI double in the 9-0 victory.  In game 1, Kayla Ruess threw 5 innings of 3 hit ball.  She also went 2-3 at the plate in the 11-0 win.  The Lady Cards will now play two consecutive Region XVI and MCCAC doubleheaders against Forest Park and East Central the next two days.  Both road games start at 2:00. 

Daily Journal Article

(4/13/10) MAC Softball wins 11th consecutive game, remains undefeated in Region XVI.  The Women's Softball team is putting together a fine season thanks in large part to their recent play.  The Lady Cards won their 10th and 11th games in a row on Monday with a doubleheader sweep over Florissant Valley.  The Cardinals won the first game 12-1 and game 2 by the score of 7-3.  In the first game MAC was led by Alex Perry's strong pitching performance.  She threw a complete game allowing only 4 hits with 6 strikeouts allowing no earned runs.  In the second game MAC had big days from Jessica Bartlett who had 3 hits, a double, 2 runs and Alex Perry who had 3 hits, a double, 3 RBI's.  MAC stays undefeated in Region XVI improving their record to 12-0.  The Cardinals are also an impressive 12-4 in the MCCAC.  They will now be back in action this afternoon at the Farmington Sports Complex to host the Missouri Valley J.V. team in their second of five straight days of doubleheaders. Game time is 2 p.m.

Daily Journal Article.

(4/12/10)  Lady Cards win 4 more over the weekend to run win streak to 9.  The Women's Softball team won four consecutive games over the weekend over Southwestern Illinois College and Central Methodist JV to improve their overall record to 19-13.  The Cardinals have now won 9 in a row and are still an undefeated 10-0 in the Region.  The Lady Cards got 3 hits from Stevie Horrell and Emily Blumenthal.  Kelly Kruse also had 3 hits in the first game against SWIC and added a Home Run in the Cards 9-3 victory.  MAC was able to win game two by the score of 10-1 in large part because of Jennifer Hackworth's complete game victory where she allowed no earned runs. 

Against Central Methodist JV, the Cardinals dominated both games winning 10-2 and 14-3.  MAC was led by Jamie Bullock who had 2 hits and 2 RBI's in the 10-2 victory.  In game 2, Mineral Area got a Home Run and 4 RBI's from Jessica Bartlett.  Stevie Horrell added 2 hits, a Home Run and 3 RBI's in the 14-3 win.  MAC will try and continue their win streak today against Flo Valley today at 2:00 P.M. in St. Louis.

Daily Journal Article

(4/8/10)  Two more wins for the Lady Cards as they improve to 10-0 in Region XVI play. The Women's softball team won two MCCAC and Region XVI games yesterday defeating Meramec by the scores of 9-2 and 11-3.  MAC is now 10-0 in Region play and 8-4 in the MCCAC.  In game 1 Alex Perry gave up only 6 hits and struck out 9 to gain the complete game win for the Cardinals.  Kelly Kruse continued her strong offensive play with 3 hits and 2 RBI's.  Jessie Bartlett, Danielle Kaempfe, Tori Henson, Alex Perry, Trish Patterson, Jamie Bullock and Beth Winckel each had two hits in the 9-2 win. 

In game 2 MAC got another strong pitching performance from Jennifer Hackworth who had 4 K's. Tori Henson had 3 hits and 3 RBI's. Emily Blumenthal had 2 hits including a home run and Jessie Bartlett, Alex Perry, and Beth Winckel each had two hits.  The Cardinals will look to continue play a Friday doubleheader with Southwestern Illinois starting at 3:00 P.M. in Belleville, Illinois. 

Daily Journal Article

(4/6/10)  Lady Cards win two more Region XVI games over Forest Park.  The Women's Softball team won two games over the Forest Park Highlanders to improve to a perfect 8-0 in Region XVI play.  The Cardinals were led in Game 1 by Alex Perry who went six strong innings and allowed 2 earned runs.  Beth Winckel was the offensive star for the Cardinals with 3 hits, a triple and 3 RBI's.  Cynthia Black also had 3 hits, a double and two runs scored to help lead MAC to the 9-5 win.  The Lady Cards won game two 9-8 despite being down 4 runs late.  Daniel Kaempfe and Kelly Kruse each had 3 hits in the win.  MAC (13-13) will now play two pivotal Region XVI and MCCAC road games at Meramec on Thursday at 2:00 P.M. 

Daily Journal Article

(3/30/10)  Cardinals win two over East Central to improve to 6-0 in Region. The Mineral Area Women's softball team picked up two important MCCAC and Region XVI wins yesterday over East Central winning by the scores of 5-4 and 3-2 at the Farmington Sports Complex.  The defending Region XVI champs now move to a perfect 6-0 record in Region play.  The Lady Cards (9-9) will next play a road doubleheader with the Three Rivers Raiders down in Poplar Bluff on Wednesday at 3:00 P.M.

Daily Journal Article

(3/25/10)  MAC loses pair of MCCAC games to St. Charles.  The Women's Softball team lost two games to St. Charles yesterday at the Farmington Sports Complex.  Despite a good offensive day for the Cardinals, they fell by the scores of 11-10 and 10-5.  In the first game Kelly Kruse had 3 hits, a double, a home run, 3 rbi's and 2 runs scored.  Alex Perry had 3 hits, a double, a rbi and scored a run.  In game two Jessica Bartlett had 3 hits, 2 doubles a home run, 3 rbi's and a run scored.  MAC will look to get back to its winning ways with a Region XVI and MCCAC doubleheader with Forest Park, tomorrow in St. Louis at 2:00 P.M.

Daily Journal Article

The games today (3/26/10) with Forest Park have been canceled due to wet field conditions.

(3/22/10) Women's softball splits with McKendree before dropping two to Lindenwood.   The Mineral Area Women's Softball team played 4 games on Thursday and Friday against 4 year schools Lindenwood and Mckendree.  The Cardinals defeated Mckendree 6-1 in the first game on Thursday behind a strong pitching performance from Alex Perry.  The Freshman gave up 1 run on 6 hits with 8 strike outs.  She also had 2 hits and 2 RBI's.  MAC fell by the score of 5-4 in second game.  Jessica Bartlett led the MAC offense with 3 hits, a double, 1 RBI and a run scored.

The Cardinals then played Lindenwood Friday losing two close games by the scores of 8-7 in 9 innings and 4-2.  The Cardinals were led in the first game by Beth Winckel with 4 hits and 2 runs and Jessica Bartlett's 3 doubles and 3 RBI's and 2 doubles.

The games today that were scheduled against East Central have been postponed and rescheduled for April 15th. 

(3/16/10)  MAC hitters silenced by Kirkwood pitching.  The Mineral Area College Women's Softball team lost two games on Monday to the 13th ranked Kirkwood Eagles out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Kirkwood finished ranked 6th in the nation last season and has a very strong softball tradition.  MAC could only come up with 2 hits, both in the first game, as they fell by the scores of 3-1, 9-0.  Alex Perry had a very strong pitching performance in the first game allowing 2 earned runs in 7 innings.  The Cardinals (6-4) will now play their next eight games on the road, beginning Thursday with a double-header against the McKendree junior varsity.

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(3/15/10)  Women's softball starts off the season hot.  MAC softball has won 6 of its first 8 games including four Region XVI and MCCAC Conference games.  Since the opening split with SWIC the Cardinals have won 5 of 6.  Here is a summary of the three doubleheaders that took place over spring break:

3/7/10

Game 1: Dyersburg 13, MAC 3; Losing pitcher-Jennifer Hackworth

Beth Winckel-3 hits, 1 run
Kelly Kruse-1 hit, home run, 2 rbi's

Game 2: MAC 7, Dyersburg 6; Winning pitcher-Kayla Ruess

Jessie Bartlett-2 hits, 1 run
Danielle Kaempfe-1 hit, home run, 3 rbi's
Kelly Wallace-1 hit, home run, 3 rbi's

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(3/8/10)

Game 1: MAC 6, Meramec 2; winning pitcher: Jennifer Hackworth, 2 runs on 7 hits, 5 Ks

Cynthia Black-3 hits, run, rbi
Danielle Kaempfe-2 hits, run, rbi
Kelly Kruse-2 hits, run
Emily Blumenthal-1 hit, 2 rbi's
Emily Martin-2 hits

Game 2: MAC 10, Meramec 7; winning pitcher: Kayla Ruess, 4 earned runs on 11 hits, 2 K

Tori Henson-3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 runs, 2 rbi's
Kelly Kruse-2 hits, 1 double, 3 runs
Cynthia Black-1 hit, 1 run, 2 rbi's
Trish Patterson-1 hit, 1 run, 1double, 1 sac, 3 rbi's

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(3/10/10)

Game 1: MAC 11, Flo Valley 5; winning pitcher: Jennifer Hackworth, 3 earned runs on 10 hits with 9 strike outs.

Kelly Kruse- 3 hits, double, home run, 3 runs and 4 rbi's
Cynthia Black- 3 hits, 2 doubles, 1 run and 5 rbi's

Game 2: MAC 12, Flo Valley 4 (6 innings); winning pitcher: Kayla Ruess, 4 runs on 9 hits with 3 strike outs.

Danielle Kaempfe- 3 hits, triple, home run, 2 runs and 2 rbi's
Kelly Kruse- 2 hits, run and 2 rbi's
Tori Henson- 2 hits and a run
Trish Patterson- 2 hits, run and rbi

The Cardinals will play today against Kirkwood, Iowa at 2:00 P.M. at the Park Hills Sports Complex.

(3/5/10) Women's softball splits doubleheader to open season. The 16th ranked softball team split two games with Southwestern Illinois College losing the first game 13-12 and winning the second game 10-4. Kelly Kruse finished 5-for-7 with five runs scored and four RBI.  Beth Winckel compiled four RBI on a triple and two singles as the Cardinals (1-1) officially started their season.  MAC will now play Dyersburg St. on Sunday with a 1:30 start at the Farmington Sports Complex.  The will begin defense of their Region XVI title Monday with a doubleheader against Meramec at home at 2:00 P.M.

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(2/27/10) Softball game canceled for Sunday.  The scheduled game for Sunday at Cottey College has been canceled.  MAC will now open its season at home on Thursday, March 4th at home against Southwestern Illinois College.

Venue Change:  The game scheduled for March 4th will now be played at 2:00 against Southwestern Illinois at the Park Hills Sports Complex.

(2/23/10) Women's Softball opener with Missouri Valley is canceled.  The softball game with Missouri Valley JV that was supposed to take place this Saturday has been called off due to inclimate weather. MAC will try and open up in Nevada, Missouri against Cottey College on Sunday at 11:00 A.M.

(2/19/10) Softball team to be honored as a part of Homecoming Activities.  The Mineral Area softball team will be honored on Saturday night at half-time of the Men's basketball game with Three Rivers.  A sign will be unveiled honoring their 2009 Region XVI and District J Championships. 

(2/1/10) Lady Cards open up season as 16th ranked team in the nation.  The Mineral Area Women's softball team will open up their season as the 16th ranked team in the nation this year. MAC had a very successful first season, winning the Region XVI D2 tournament and later advancing the NJCAA World Series.  The Cardinals open up their season on the road against Missouri Valley. 

NJCAA Pre-season rankings.

(11/19/09)  Mineral Area Sophomore Jessica Bartlett signs National Letter of Intent with Columbia College.  Columbia College, a NAIA school out of Columbia, MO has announced the signing of sophomore Jessica Bartlett from Linn, MO (Fatima H.S.).  Bartlett had a very successful Freshman season for the Cardinals achieving NJCAA All-American honors, as well as All-Region XVI and MCCAC All-Conference 1st Team honors.  Bartlett slugged a team leading 11 home runs while helping MAC to the NJCAA National Tournament in their first year of existence. 

Columbia College, coached by Wendy Spratt, has a very strong softball tradition.  They have qualified for the National Tournament 14 times.  They have also won 14 conference championships, including 4 in the last 7 seasons. 

Columbia College Link

(10/21/09) MAC Head Coach Dave Guemmer releases 2010 spring schedule for defending champion Cardinals.   Coming off their 2009 NJCAA National Tournament appearance, the Mineral Area Softball team will open up their schedule at home on Febuary 20th against Cottey College. 

Print out your schedule here..

(9/21/09) MAC Softball travels to the St. Louis University Tournament on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 26 & 27.  The Mineral Area Cardinals Softball team is nearing the end of their fall scrimmage schedule. They play 3 games on Saturday (Lindenwood, William Woods, Missouri Baptist) and 2 on Sunday (Culver Stockton and Missouri S&T). They will finish up their fall schedule on October 10th in a doubleheader against SLU and UMSL. 

(9/14/09) MAC Softball hosts Flo Valley on Saturday, the 19th, at 12:00 at the Farmington Sports Complex.  MAC softball played 5 exhibition games last week against Division 1 JUCO schools at the Missouri State Invitational.  They are back home now and will continue their fall schedule against Florissant Valley on Saturday.

(8/31/09)The defending Region XVI Champion MAC Softball team opens their fall home season at the Farmington Sports Complex in Farmington on Tuesday at 3:00 against the Three Rivers Raiders of Poplar Bluff.  Then, the Lady Cards travel to Jefferson College on the 5th (Saturday) and the 6th (Sunday) for a tournament.  They play on Saturday at 9:45 against Meramec, 11:30 vs. Illinois Central, and Jefferson at 4:45 -- on Sunday, 10:10 vs. Meramec, and 12:15 vs. Jefferson.

 

2008-2009

 

 

(5/29/09) MAC Softball stand-out Bartlett voted to the NJCAA All-American Team.  Jessica Bartlett was honored as a NJCAA D-II 3rd Team Softball All-American this week.  Bartlett is a freshman IF at Mineral Area College, and played her high school softball at Fatima (Linn, MO).  She earned All-Region XVI and MCCAC All-Conference 1st Team honors this season.  Bartlett led the Cardinals in the power category, slugging a team leading 11 home runs.  “Jessie has a unique combination of power and speed which gives us the opportunity to score any time she comes to the plate,” commented Coach Guemmer. 

(5/20/09) Mineral Area College bats go quiet in NJCAA National Tournament.  The Cardinals rode a hot streak into the NJCAA II National Softball Tournament in Normal, IL.  But, a key injury to starting pitcher Jackie Higdon in game one, and cold bats led to a two game appearance for the Cards.  Mineral Area dropped game 1 to Kankakee (IL) 4-0.  Jackie Higdon pitched a solid five innings, but a quirky injury in the field after an error led to the first run of the game ended her day.  Higdon was saddled with the loss as the Cards couldn't plate a run. Kelly Kruse got the only hit for MAC in game 1.  The Cardinals dropped game 2 to a solid Macomb (MI) team by the score of 9-1.  Kayla Ruess was handed the loss as the bats went silent.  Marilyn Oquendo got the only two hits in the game (1B, 2B, RS) and scored the only Cardinal run of the tournament on a wild pitch.

(5/1/09) Cardinals sweep Murray State (OK) CC in District J Championship and advance to the NJCAA II Softball World Series.  Mineral Area College earns a trip to the National Championship Tournament with two-game sweep over the Aggies at the Farmigton Sports Complex.  MAC won the opener over visiting Murray State College (Tishimingo, OK) by the final score of 8-2.  Jackie Higdon dominated on the mound (7 IP, 3 hits, 10 strikeouts, 5 walks) earning the win. Jessie Bartlett (2 hits, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs and 2 runs), Marilyn Oquendo (2 hits, 2B, 2 runs), and Kayla Usher (2 hits, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) provided the offense.  The Cards escaped a late threat from the Aggies, clinging on to a 3-2 win to earn the series sweep.  Kayla Ruess (7 IP, 4 hits, 4 strike outs, 3 walks) pitched through trouble in the sixth inning to earn a complete game win.  Marilyn Oquendo (2 hits, 1 run), Amy Allgier (2 hits, 2B), Kelly Kruse (2B, run) provided the offense.  Both Robyn Pashia and Emily Blumenthal were successful on RBI squeeze bunts to score late runs.  Jessie Bartlett threw the potential tieing run out at plate in 6th inning. 

(4/29/09) Eight MAC Cardinals Softball Players earn NJCAA All-Region XVI honors.  Three players from Mineral Area College made the All-Region 1st Team in the program's first season of exestince, including: Amy Allgier (Fr. IF), Jessica Bartlett (Fr. IF), and Jackie Higdon (Fr. P).  Five Cardinals earned Honorable Mention honors, including: Kayla Usher (Fr. IF), Hannah Hummel (So. IF), Kayla Ruess (So. P/IF), Kelly Kruse (Fr. C/OF) and Marilyn Oquendo (So. C).

(4/25/09) #20 Mineral Area Cardinals come within an out of elimination to Meramec, but battle to win NJCAA Region XVI Tournament.  In their first year of intercollegiate competition, the 20th ranked Mineral Area College Cardinals women's softball team wins the Region XVI-D2 Championship. The Cards swept national-powerhouse Meramec in two straight elimination games to win the championship. In the first game, the Cards trailed by 3 runs and faced elimination in the bottom of the 7th inning. MAC loaded the bases and Emily Blumenthal, who had not hit a home run all year, unbelievably launched a walk off grand slam for the 10-9 win. Jackie Higdon dominated the second game from the mound and led the Cards to a 5 inning 9-1 victory to take the Tournament Championship and advance to and host the District J Championship. Game 1 offense stars were Emily Blumenthal (HR, 4 RBI), Hannah Hummel (3 hits, run), Amy Allgier (2 hits, HR, 2 runs), Jessie Bartlett (2 hits, HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Danielle Kaempfe (HR).  Game 2 offensive highlights provided by Hannah Hummel (2 hits, HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Marilyn Oquendo (2 2B, 2 runs, RBI), Amy Allgier (2 hits, run, RBI), Jessie Bartlett (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Kelly Kruse (2 hits, run, RBI), and Emily Blumenthal (2 hits, run, RBI).

(4/24/09) #1 seeded Cards get shut-down by #2 Meramec, but advance with win over East Central to force a rematch.  Mineral Area faced Meramec in a winner's bracket game between the top two seeds.  Meramec dominated the contest blowing out the Cardinals 18-0.  Jackie Higdon suffered the loss and Amy Allgier broke up the no-hitter with MAC's only hit. The Cardinals fought off elimination with a 9-5 win over host East Central College.  Jackie Higdon bounced back to earn the win, while Marilyn Oquendo (3 hits, 2 RBI), Hannah Hummel (2 hits, 3 RBI), Emily Blumenthal (2 hits, RBI), and Amy Allgier (2B, 2 runs) provided the offense.  The Cardinals will have to knock-off the Magic from Meramec two consecutive times on Saturday to win the Region XVI Championship.

(4/23/09) #1 Mineral Area College advances in Region XVI Softball Tournament with 11-2 win over #4 Cottey College.  The Cardinals got a solid performance from Jackie Higdon (5 innings pitched, 1 earned run on 5 hits, and 9 strikeouts) to earn MAC first ever post-season softball win. Hannah Hummel (2 hits, HR, 2B, 4 RBIs and 2 runs), Jessie Bartlett (HR, 2B, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored). and Amy Allgier (2 hits and 2 runs scored) were the offensive stars.  The Cardinals advance to play #2 Meramec at 12:00 noon on Friday.

(4/21/09) Cardinals grab #1 seed in Region XVI Tournament by winning pair over Florissant Valley.  Jackie Higdon was impressive on the mound racking up 6 strikeouts over 7 innings and allowing only 7 hits for the 7-3 win.  The offense was provided by Marilyn Oquendo (2 hits, HR, 2B, 2 RBIs) and Robyn Pashia (2B, 2 RBIs).  MAC won the nightcap 5-2 over the Fury behind Kayla Ruess (7 IP, 0 earned runs, 6 hits, 4 strikeouts).  Amy Allgier (3 hits, 3B, RBI, run) was the offensive star. 

(4/20/09) Mineral Area College splits a pair with Meramec.  The Cardinals beat the Magic in the MCCAC Conference Finale event in O'Fallon by the score of 5-1 in the opener.  Jackie Higdon allowed 3 hits and struck out 11 to earn the win.  The offensive star was by Kelly Kruse (HR, 2 RBIs). Meramec squeeked out a one-run win over MAC with a 5-4 victory in game two.  Kayla Ruess took the loss and offensive highlights were provided by Amy Allgier (3B, RBI, run). 

(4/20/09) Eight Cardinals honored by MCCAC Conference Softball Coaches.  Mineral Area College posted three players on the MCCAC All-Conference 1st Team in their fist year competing in softball.  Amy Allgier (Fr. IF), Jessica Bartlett (Fr. IF), and Jackie Higdon (Fr. P) grabbed first team honors.  Five Cardinals nab Honorable Mention honors: Kayla Usher (Fr. IF), Hannah Hummel (So. IF), Kayla Ruess (So. P/IF), Kelly Kruse (Fr. C/OF) and Marilyn Oquendo (So. C).

(4/17/09) Cardinals split pair with Falcons in MCCAC Conference games.  Mineral Area College ran away from East Central Colege 8-0 in the opener in Union, MO.  Kayla Ruess piched a 3 hit shutout with 4 strikeouts to earn the win. Amy Allgier (2 hits, HR, 3 RBIs, 3 runs), Kayla Usher (4 hits, run), Hannah Hummel (3 hits, run, RBI), and Robyn Pashia (2 hits, 2B, RBI) led the offensive attack.  But, the Cards offense sputtered as they dropped the second game 10-2.  Robyn Pashia suffered the loss and the offense was paced by Kayla Usher (2 hits, run), Amy Allgier (2B, run), and Marilyn Oquendo (2B, RBI).  The pair was also a Region XVI-II contest, where MAC is currently 12-3.

(4/16/09) Mineral Area moves to 26-15 with a pair of wins over St. Chales CC.  The Cardinals took an 8-0 victory from the Cougars in game one behind the arm of Jackie Higdon (5 innings, 2 hits, 5 strike outs).  Marilyn Oquendo (2 2B, RBI, run), Hannah Hummel (2 hits, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Amy Allgier (2 hits, 2B, 2 RBI, 1 run), and Kelly Kruse (2 hits, 1 run) were the offensive standouts.  The Cards also took game two, winning 8-2.  Kayla Ruess pitched 7 innings, allowing 6 hits to earn the win.  The offense was provided by Jessie Bartlett (4 for 4, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 runs), Amy Allgier (2 hits, 1 RBI, 1 run), and Robyn Pashia (2 RBI).  MAC is now 10-5 in MCCAC Conference action.

(4/15/09) Cardinals sweep Raiders with a pair of 7-5 wins.  Mineral Area College traveled to Poplar Bluff for a pair against the black and gold of Three Rivers.  Jackie Higdon earned the win in the opener as Jessie Bartlett (2 hits, 3 runs scored), Hannah Hummel (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Amy Allgier (2 hits, 2 RBIs) provided the offense.  The Cards won the night-cap with another 7-5 score.  Kayla Ruess earned the win on the hill and Hannah Hummel (2 hits), Kayla Boyer (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Jessie Bartlett (2B, RBI), and Amy Allgier (2 RBI) powered the offense.

(4/13/09) Mineral Area College falls victim to great pitching. The Cardinals played Three Rivers in a single game in Poplar Bluff, MO.  The Raiders won the contest by the score of 8-3.  Kayla Ruess suffered the loss, and Devin Pope broke up the no-hitter with the Cards only base-knock of the day.

(4/10/09) MAC Cardinals grab a 9-3 win in St. Louis, game two washed out.  Kayla Ruess only allowed 7 hits and struck out 5 to earn the win over Forest Park. Amy Allgier (3 hits, 2 RBIs), Hannah Hummel (3 hits, 3B), Emily Blumenthal (2 hits, 2 RBIs, 2B, run), Kayla Boyer (2 hits, 2 RBIs, run), and Kayla Usher (2 hits, RBI) paced the Cardinals offense.

(4/9/09) Cardinals winning streak ends at seven as Vikings earn sweep.  Jefferson College dominated Mineral Area with a 13-2 game one win.  Kayla Ruess took the loss on the hill; while Kelly Kruse (3 hits, RBI), Amy Allgier (2 hits), and Hannah Hummel (HR) provided the offense.  The Cards stayed close in the second game, but dropped a 7-2 decision.  Jackie Higdon was saddled with the loss while Jordan Freese (2 hits, run) and Jessie Bartlett (2B, RBI, run) were the offensive stars.  The Cardinals are now 21-14 and 8-4 in the MCCAC Conference.

(4/8/09) Mineral Area sweeps Florissant Valley in MCCAC Conference action.  The Cardinals won a low-scoring 3-1 opener behind the arm of Kayla Ruess.  Ruess pitched a complete game, didn't surrender an earned run, and only gave up 3 hits, while collecting 4 strikeouts.  Jessie Bartlett  smacked a hit, scored a run, and collected an RBI.  Jackie Higdon gave MAC another stong performance on the mound allowing only one earned run, and compiling 8 strikeouts while scattering 8 hits to earn a 5-2 win.  Kayla Usher (2 hits, 1 run), Marilyn Oquendo (2 hits, 1 run, 1 RBI), Kelly Kruse (2 hits, 1 run) and Danielle Kaempfe (2 hits, 1 run, 1 RBI) provided enough offense for the win. 

(4/4/09) Cardinals sweep Cottey College for a pair of Region XVI wins. MAC grabbed a 9-7 in the opener as Kayla Reuss earned the win.  Amy Algier was the offensive star going 4-4, with 2 HR, 2B, 4 RBIs, and 3 runs.  Jessie Bartlett and Marilyn Oquendo added HRs.  The Birds got a third straight shut-out from Jackie Higdon for an 8-0 win in game 2.  Higdon allowed 2 hits, no runs, and racked up 12 strike-outs over 5 innings.  Jordan Freese had 2 hits and added a 3 run HR and Hannah Hummel added 3 hits and 2 RBIs to pace the offense. 

(4/3/09) Mineral Area College sweeps Missouri Valley JV behind impressive pitching performances.  The Cardinals won game one 5-0 as Kayla Reuss earned the win with a complete game only allowing 1 earned run.  Kayla Usher had 3 hits and an RBI, Marilyn Oquendo Amy Allgier, and Kelly Kruse each added 2 hits, and Hannah Hummel blasted a HR.  The Cardinals ran away with the second game in a 9-0 win.  Jackie Higdon threw a 1 hit shut-out with 8 strike-outs to earn the win.  Hannah Hummel, Katie Roberts, and Emily Blumenthal all had 2 hits, while Jordan Freese added a HR.  

(4/2/09) Mineral Area College earns a split with Three Rivers, get a complete game shut-out from Higdon in win.  Three Rivers took a huge lead, played through a furious Cardinal come-back and grabbed a 20-11 win in the opener.  Kayla Ruess was saddled with the loss as the defense was spotty.  But the offense provided 11 runs behind Kayla Usher (3 hits, 1 run, 1 RBI), Hannah Hummel (3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Marilyn Oquendo (2 hits, 3 runs, 1 RBI), and Jessie Bartlett (2 hits, 2 runs, 4 RBIs).  Jackie Higdon earned the 4-0 win over the Raiders in a 5 hit, complete game, shutout, featuring 9 strikeouts.  Usher, Bartlett and Amy Allgier each had 2 hits to pace the offense.

(3/27/09) The Cardinals grab a pair of MCCAC Conference wins over Forest Park behind a red hot offense.  MAC was on fire in the first game, earning an 11-3 win in an offensive explosion.  Kayla Ruess earned another win on the hill, and several offensive stars emerged, including: Kayla Usher (2 hits and 2 RBIs,) Jessie Bartlett (2 hits, 2 runs and 2 RBIs,) and Amy Algier (2 hits and 3 RBIs).  MAC continued to pound out hits in game two, earning a sweep with the 10-6 win.  Robyn Pashia earned the win, while Jessie Bartlet (2 hits, 1 run, 2 RBIs,) Amy Allgier (2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI, & 2 doubles,) Emily Blumenthal (2 hits, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 1 double,) and Jordan Freese (3 hits & 2 runs) provided the offense.

(3/24/09) Mineral Area College sweeps East Central College in MCCAC double-header.  The Cardinals move to 12-11 (3-1 MCCAC) with the win over the visiting Falcons.  MAC outscored ECC 8-0 in the first game as Kayla Ruess had a complete game, 4 hit, shut-out, compiling 6 strikeouts.  The offense was provided by Jessie Bartlett with 2 hits, a double, and an RBI, Kelly Kruse, with 2 hits, a double, and an RBI, and Marilyn Oquendo, with a HR, and 3 runs scored.  The Cards added more offense in the second game, winning 11-7.  Ashley Sauer earned the win and Jackie Higdon notched the save. Offense was provided by Amy Allgier (2 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored), Hannah Hummel (2 hits, 3 runs scored), Kelly Kruse (1 hit, 3 RBI), Marilyn Oquendo (HR, 2RBI), and Devin Pope (HR).

(3/23/09) Cardinals split a set with Lions, hovering around the .500 mark.  Mineral Area College earned a 3-0 win over Lindenwood University JV.  Kayla Ruess earned another win on the hill with a complete game 3 hit shutout and helped her cause with 3 hits, a run, and an RBI.  Jessica Bartlett added 2 hits, and an RBI, Amy Allgier had 2 hits, and an RBI. The Cards offense struggled in game 2 and only scored a single run in a 9-1 loss.  Robyn Pashia took the loss, while Usher, Bartlett and Marilyn Oquendo each had two hits to pace the offense and Jordan Freese added a triple and run scored.

(3/19/09) Mineral Area College earns a split at Sothwestern Illinois College.  The pair of games could have been considered offensive explosions, with MAC making a bang in the first game, winning 15-6.  Kayla Ruess earned another win, and the offense was powered by Kelly Kruse (2 run homer in the 2nd,) Amy Allgier (3 hits, 3 runs and 3 RBIs,) Marilyn Oquendo (3 hits, 2 runs,) and Robyn Pashia (3 RBIs).  The BlueStorm brought the thunder in game 2, raining down 18 runs in an 18-10 win.  Kayla Ruess took the loss, while Danielle Kaempfe (4 hits, 2 triples and 2 RBIs) and Amy Allgier (2 hits and 2 runs) provided the offense.

(3/18/09) Cardinals sweep a pair with two wins over Bearcats at Farmington Sports Complex.  MAC ran away with a 9-1 win over McKendree JV in 6 innings behind a strong pitching performance from Kayla Ruess.  Ruess notched a complete game only allowing 1 earned run and 3 hits.  The offense was provided by Jessie Bartlett with 2 hits, a home run, and 3 RBIs; Hannah Hummel added 2 hits, a home run and 2 RBIs, and Marilyn Oquendo smacked 3 hits.  The Cards grabbed an 8-7 win in the second game.  Robyn Pachia earned the win and Kayla Ruess stepped back on the hill to earn the save. Jessie Bartlett and Danille Kaempfe each had 3 hits, while Marilyn Oquendo and Hannah Hummel added 2 hits each.

 

(3/27/09) The Cardinals grab a pair of MCCAC Conference wins over Forest Park behind a red hot offense.  MAC was on fire in the first game, earning an 11-3 win in an offensive explosion.  Kayla Ruess earned another win on the hill, and several offensive stars emerged, including: Kayla Usher (2 hits and 2 RBIs,) Jessie Bartlett (2 hits, 2 runs and 2 RBIs,) and Amy Algier (2 hits and 3 RBIs).  MAC continued to pound out hits in game two, earning a sweep with the 10-6 win.  Robyn Pashia earned the win, while Jessie Bartlet (2 hits, 1 run, 2 RBIs,) Amy Allgier (2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI, & 2 doubles,) Emily Blumenthal (2 hits, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 1 double,) and Jordan Freese (3 hits & 2 runs) provided the offense.

(3/24/09) Mineral Area College sweeps East Central College in MCCAC double-header.  The Cardinals move to 12-11 (3-1 MCCAC) with the win over the visiting Falcons.  MAC outscored ECC 8-0 in the first game as Kayla Ruess had a complete game, 4 hit, shut-out, compiling 6 strikeouts.  The offense was provided by Jessie Bartlett with 2 hits, a double, and an RBI, Kelly Kruse, with 2 hits, a double, and an RBI, and Marilyn Oquendo, with a HR, and 3 runs scored.  The Cards added more offense in the second game, winning 11-7.  Ashley Sauer earned the win and Jackie Higdon notched the save. Offense was provided by Amy Allgier (2 hits, double, HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored), Hannah Hummel (2 hits, 3 runs scored), Kelly Kruse (1 hit, 3 RBI), Marilyn Oquendo (HR, 2RBI), and Devin Pope (HR).

(3/23/09) Cardinals split a set with Lions, hovering around the .500 mark.  Mineral Area College earned a 3-0 win over Lindenwood University JV.  Kayla Ruess earned another win on the hill with a complete game 3 hit shutout and helped her cause with 3 hits, a run, and an RBI.  Jessica Bartlett added 2 hits, and an RBI, Amy Allgier had 2 hits, and an RBI. The Cards offense struggled in game 2 and only scored a single run in a 9-1 loss.  Robyn Pashia took the loss, while Usher, Bartlett and Marilyn Oquendo each had two hits to pace the offense and Jordan Freese added a triple and run scored.

(3/19/09) Mineral Area College earns a split at Sothwestern Illinois College.  The pair of games could have been considered offensive explosions, with MAC making a bang in the first game, winning 15-6.  Kayla Ruess earned another win, and the offense was powered by Kelly Kruse (2 run homer in the 2nd,) Amy Allgier (3 hits, 3 runs and 3 RBIs,) Marilyn Oquendo (3 hits, 2 runs,) and Robyn Pashia (3 RBIs).  The BlueStorm brought the thunder in game 2, raining down 18 runs in an 18-10 win.  Kayla Ruess took the loss, while Danielle Kaempfe (4 hits, 2 triples and 2 RBIs) and Amy Allgier (2 hits and 2 runs) provided the offense.

(3/18/09) Cardinals sweep a pair with two wins over Bearcats at Farmington Sports Complex.  MAC ran away with a 9-1 win over McKendree JV in 6 innings behind a strong pitching performance from Kayla Ruess.  Ruess notched a complete game only allowing 1 earned run and 3 hits.  The offense was provided by Jessie Bartlett with 2 hits, a home run, and 3 RBIs; Hannah Hummel added 2 hits, a home run and 2 RBIs, and Marilyn Oquendo smacked 3 hits.  The Cards grabbed an 8-7 win in the second game.  Robyn Pachia earned the win and Kayla Ruess stepped back on the hill to earn the save. Jessie Bartlett and Danille Kaempfe each had 3 hits, while Marilyn Oquendo and Hannah Hummel added 2 hits each.

(3/17/09) Mineral Area shows little offense and drops a pair to Kirkwood (IA) CC.  The Cards were limited to 2 runs in a 10-2 loss to visiting Kirkwood.  Amy Allgier provided all the offense with a 2-run homer, while Kayla Ruess took the loss on the hill.  The offense didn't respond in game two, as MAC was shut-out 8-0.  Jackie Higdon didn't get any run support on the mound as she was saddled with the loss.

(3/9/09) Mineral Area College splits MCCAC Conference opener with Meramec in St. Louis.  The Cardinals took Game 1 by a score of 4-1 with Kayla Ruess earning the win on the hill and Jackie Higdonearning the save. Devin Pope smacked a 3-run home run in 2nd to provide the offense for the Cards.  In Game 2 Meramec out-slugged MAC 9-2.  Pashia was saddled with the loss and Hannah Hummel was the offensive star with 2 hits, a run, and an RBI.

(3/8/09) Cardinals fly by Eagles to win a pair in the battle of the birds.  Mineral Area College earned win number three and four on the season by sweeping Central Methodist University JV.  MAC won game 1 by the score of 11-5 as Kayla Ruess earned the win.  The offense was provided by Jessie Bartlett with 3 hits, 2 home runs and 5 RBIs.  Kayla Usher was impressive on the mound and with the stick, helping her cause with 3 hits and 2 runs scored.  Marilyn Oquendo, Amy Allgier and Kelly Kruse all had two hits.  The Cards squeeked out a 5-4 win in game #2 as Jackie Higdon earned the win.  Amy Allgier had 2 hits, a double and home run, and added 2 RBIs Marilyn Oquendo added 3 hits, a run and an RBI, while Jessie Bartlett had 2 hits, a run and an RBI.

(3/6/09) Mineral Area College sweeps a pair from Missouri Valley JV.  The Cardinals grabbed a 7-1 decision in the opener.  Kayla Ruess earned the win for MAC, while offensive stars were Marilyn Oquendo with 3 hits & 2 RBIs, Jessie Bartlett 2 hits & 3 RBIs, and Hannah Hummell with 2 hits & 2 RBIs. The Cards hammered Missouri Valley in Game 2 by the score of 21-4.  Robyn Pashia earned her first win of the season while Kayla Usher had 3 hits & 3 runs.  MAC Home Runs (5): Marilyn Oquendo, Jessie Bartlett, Hannah Hummel, Amy Allgier, Kelly Kruse.

(2/28/09) Cardinals drop three in Early Bird Tournament at Evangel University.  St. Charles CC squeeked past MAC by the score of 11 to 10.  Higdon took the loss, while Kayla Usher and Kelly Kruse both had three hits and Jessie Bartlett had two hits and two runs scored.  Cottey slipped past MAC 4-0 in game two of the tournament.  Higdon dropped her second decision and Hannah Hummel scratched out the only hit for the Cards.  The final game was played in 20 degree weather and turned out poorly as Pratt County (KS) defeated MAC 14-0.  LP-Ruess, Hannah Hummel and Robyn Pashia each had one hit.

(2/26/09) Cardinals drop both games of their season opener to Kaskaskia at Farmington Sports Complex.  The Cardinals got off to a rocky start to begin the softball program at MAC by falling to Kaskaskia in both games by the scores of 9-8 and 16-7. Mineral Area College had a good day swinging the bats with performances from Jessica Bartlett, Amy Allgier, and Emily Blumenthal. Bartlett was 2-6 with 2 HR's, 4 RBI's and a stolen base. Allgier was 4-7 with 2 RBI's, a double and a stolen base. Blumenthal was 4-7 with 2 RBI's and a double.

(10/31/08)  Mineral Area Releases Softball Schedule.  Dave Guemmer and the Mineral Area College Softball team announce 2009 Softball schedule.  Mineral Area is slated to open the season at the Evangel University Tournament in Springfield, MO on Feb. 27 & 28.  The Cards will play Missouri Valley University in their home opener at 2:00pm, on March 5.  Click the Schedule link above to see the entire Cardinals Softball schedule.

(6/16/08)  MAC Cardinals Softball announces ten signees for the 2008 season.  Coach Dave Guemmer and Stan Walden hit the recruiting trail after the addition of Women's Softball this past spring.  The first ten signings include: Kayla Usher (Park Hills Central), Emily Blumenthal (Ste. Genevieve), Amy Hendrix (Fredericktown), Julie Maloney (Poplar Bluff), Kayla Boyer (DeSoto), Jordan Freese (Crystal City), Danielle Kaempfe (South Iron), Devin Pope (Farmington), Kayla Reuss (Festus) and Hannah Hummel (Festus).  "I expect to recruit around 16 total players this first year," added Coach Guemmer.  "My number one expectation is to bring in quality student-athletes.  We expect to be successful in the classroom as well as on the field." 

(6/7/08)  Dave Guemmer takes the reigns as the Head Women's Softball Coach at Mineral Area College. Women's Softball will join Men's Golf on the Athletic scene at MAC in 2008.  Coach Guemmer brings a decade of coaching experience with him to his new post, spending the past 9 years with the DeSoto High School Softball program.  He was named the "KTTJ Coach of the Year" in 2006 & 2007. He hopes that he can bring the winning ways from his local high school program to the college level.  The Dragons won District Championships in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007, advancing to the Missouri State Championship Semi-Finals in 2006.  "Softball has finally become very competitive in the southern Jefferson County and St. Francios County areas.  The addition of the softball team allows us to bring quality student-athletes to MAC and allow them an opportunity to play softball close to home," commented Coach Guemmer.