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story.lead_photo.caption Alexa Rehmeier of Helias works to the plate during Wednesday night's game against Jefferson City at the American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex. Photo by Tara Goins / News Tribune.

Helias hit the ball well in the first three innings Wednesday night against Jefferson City.

In the fourth inning, Helias hit the ball really, really well.

The Lady Crusaders smacked three doubles and a pair of singles — each driving in a run — during a five-run fourth inning on their way to a 10-0 victory in six innings against the Lady Jays at the American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex.

"We've got some girls that have some bat speed that have a little pop," Helias coach Chris Wyrick said. "Taylor Woehr can really drive the ball. She's got good bat speed and that's what it's all about to drive it in the alley.

"We like our chance to win when we square balls up like that."

Woehr sent the first double to right-center field to score courtesy runner Livia Bloomer, who scored twice and stole two bases.

Holly Hentges, who finished 3-for-4 and was one of five Lady Crusaders with one RBI, followed with a double to the gap in left field to score Woehr.

After Rylee Kolb lined an RBI single to center field, Kenley Haslag squeezed a deep fly ball between the fielders in right-center to make it 7-0 Helias.

Paige Luebbering capped the inning with an RBI single to right.

Six Helias players ended up with at least two hits.

"We know that's not going to happen every night, but that's our goal is to hit balls like that each time up just to give ourselves a chance to hit the ball hard and make them make plays and take our chances," Wyrick said. "That was one of our better hitting displays in a long time."

It's the first time since Helias (7-1) won 11-0 in 2017 the crosstown showdown was decided by a double-digit margin.

"Good thing it's early," Jefferson City coach Zac Miller said. "Hopefully we can figure stuff out and get things ironed out and keep getting better each day."

Alexa Rehmeier pitched her second shutout of the week, striking out five while allowing three hits with zero walks in six innings.

"Rehmeier executed her pitches, hit her spots and had a good game plan," Miller said.

Reece DeSimone tried to get something rolling for the Lady Jays with a two-out triple to deep center field in the fourth, but a fly out to center field kept them off the board.

Kara Daly and Abi Karr each had a hit for Jefferson City (2-2).

"She just moved the ball and made good pitches when she had to," Wyrick said of Rehmeier. "It's hard to hit when that ball dives on your hands one pitch and then dives away from you on the next pitch."

The first batter of the game, Addison Morgan, reached when Rehmeier's throw to first base went low and allowed Morgan to end up at second base.

She responded with a pair of strikeouts and a groundout.

"Probably the biggest moment in the game early was when after she made the error, came back and got probably the best hitter in the state," Wyrick said.

Luebbering had a game-high three RBI during a 2-for-4 performance, including an RBI single that just got past the third baseman and shortstop to make it 3-0 in the third.

The other Lady Crusader with multiple RBI was Abigale Hoelscher, whose liner to center field in the sixth scored two runs to end the game by run-rule.

Avrey Reynolds took the loss in the circle, allowing two earned runs and 14 hits with a walk.

Jefferson City returns home Friday when the Lady Jays host Camdenton at 5:30 p.m. at Vogel Field.

Helias plays Friday at Father Tolton.

Helias won the JV game 15-0.

Paige Schaffer led the Lady Crusaders with thee hits and three RBI.

Mallorey Rogers allowed no hits while striking out two in three innings.

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