New Haven shutout by Belle in third place game after a thrilling semi-final against St. James

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Coach Tim Scheer waves Lindsey Nixon home after Meagan Ley’s two out double, knocking in Nixon and Madison Doyle, pulling the lady rocks within one run in Saturday's semi-final against St. James.

New Haven, Mo. – In Saturday’s third place game Belle’s hard throwing right-hander pitched a complete game shutout beating New Haven 12-0.  Macie held New Haven to two hits while striking out 14 batters.

New Haven faced St. James in Saturday's semi-final game.  Anytime these two teams go head-to-head expect the unexpected.

St. James jumped out to a 4-0 lead before New Haven mounted a comeback.  Kierstin Monzyk led off the fourth with a slap bunt for a single. (Pictured below)  After New Haven’s next two batters where unable to advance Monzyk, Madison Doyle hit a two out single, keeping the inning alive.

After Monzyk scored on a dropped third strike, Megan Ley hit a double to right field, batting in two runs, pulling New Haven within one, 4-3.

Stephanie Scheer held the Tigers scoreless in their half of the fourth inning to keep it a one-run game.

New Haven tied it up, 4-4, thanks to Brooke Kluba’s leadoff base hit in the top of the fifth.  Kluba went onto score after Blair Bowers sacrifice bunt followed by Monzyk’s RBI single.

St. James ended New Haven’s rally by scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth to win 6-4 and advance into the Championship game against Linn.

Linn went on to win the New Haven Classic for the second year in a row.

Madison Doyle stands at first after hitting a two out single in the fourth.