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Marv’s Sports KFBD for Tuesday May 25

BASEBALL IS OVER FOR THE FRISCO LEAGUE…..

THE LAST ONE STANDING WENT DOWN WITH A THUNDERING CRACK OF THE BAT AT RICHLAND LAST NIGHT WHEN THE 19-8 GAINESVILLE BULLDOGS CAME TO TOWN, WON THEIR 20TH WITH AN 11-1 5 INNING VICTORY OVER THE HOMETOWN BEARS……
IT STARTED IN THE FIRST WHEN LEAD OFF HITTER JAKE LEEKER SINGLED AND SCORED ON A SAC FLY RBI TO DEEP CENTER FIELD FROM WINNING PITCHER ANDREW HAMBLETON…THE 2ND INNING WAS TOUGH FOR THE BEARS…AFTER TWO STRIKE OUTS TO START THE INNING, LOSING PITCHER NOAH JOHNSON WALKED THE 8 AND 9 HITTERS AND UP STEPS JAKE LEEKER AGAIN AND THIS TIME HE SENT ONE DEEP OVER RIGHT CENTER FIELD FENCE AND IT’S 4-0….THE BULLDOGS DIDN’T STOP..2 MORE WALKS, AN RBI DOUBLE BY THIER WINNING PITCHER AND TWO RUN SINGLE FIRST BASEMAN LANDRY JENKINS MAKE IT
7-0 AS THEY SENT 11 TO THE PLATE IN THE 2ND..

RICHLAND DID NOT GET A RUNNER PAST 2ND THRU 4 INNINGS…IN THE 5TH, THE BEARS LONE RUN CAME AFTER A LEAD OFF SINGLE BY HUNTER REED..HE MADE HIS WAY TO 2ND, AND SCORED ON AN RBI DOUBLE FROM CADE BELSHE….AFTER THAT, THE TOP OF THE ORDER WENT 1-2-3, AND THIS WAS ALMOST OVER….
THAT RUN SENT THE BULLDOGS BACK TO THE PLATE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 5TH, LEADING 10-1..
NOAH JOHNSON WAS OUT OF PITCHES AND KADEN KARDOZE CAME FROM BEHIND THE PLATE TO THE MOUND…..A WALK TO THE LEAD OFF BATTER, A SINGLE BY LEEKER, HIS 4TH HIT OF THE DAY, AND THE WINNING RUN IS IN SCORING POSITION, AND HE CAME HOME ON A WILD PITCH AND GAME ENDED AS DID RICHLAND’S SEASON…

COACH TIM BELSHE SAID THEY ACCOMPLSHED TWO OF THEIR GOALS THIS SEASON…AN ABOVE 500 RECORD AND A DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP, THEIR FIRST IN 31 YEARS….
THE BEARS WILL GRADUATE SOME, WHILE GAINESVILLE IS SENIOR FREE, THE REAL DEAL, AND ALL RETURN NEXT YEAR….SO, THEY’RE ONTO THE QUARTERS WEDNESDAY WHEN THEY FACE MARIONVILLE WHO KNOCKED OFF MARION C. EARLY YESTERDAY…
THE QUARTERS ARE WEDNESDAY AND GAINESVILLE MIGHT GET TO STAY HOME…THEY TRAVELED TO SEYMORE FOR DISTRICTS, AND MADE A 2 1/2 HOUR TRIP FOR A SECTIONAL GAME….

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THE EUGENE EAGLES WHO TOOK OUT THE NO. 1 AND NO. 6TH RANKED TEAM IN THE STATE IN THEIR DISTRICT TOURNAMENT IS STILL ON THE MOVE AFTER RUN RULING THE SILEX OWLS, 11-1 IN THEIR SECTIONAL MEETING..
EUGENE HOSTED AND IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME TO START GENERATING RUNS, BUT THIER PITCHER ADIN SOMMERER ALLOWED THEM PLENTY…
HE ALLOWED JUST 2 HITS THROUGH 5 INNINGS WHILE THE EAGLES OFFENSE PRODUCED 5 RUNS ON ONE HIT IN THE 3RD AND DIDN’T LOOK BACK..
THE FIRST FIVE SILEX BATTERS REACHED BASE IN THEIR HALF OF THE SIXTH, BUT SCORED ONLY 1 RUN AND THIS WAS PRETTY MUCH OVER.
SOMMERER WENT THE DISTANCE FOR EUGENE, ALLOWING SIX HITS, NO WALKS AND FANNED FIVE.
7TH RANKED EUGENE AT 18-5 ADVANCES TO THE QUARTERS ON WEDNESDAY TO TAKE ON PUTNAM COUNTY WHO COME IN AT 18-2 AFTER THEIR WIN OVER HARRISBURG YESTERDAY AND IT STAYS IN EUGENE..

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OTHER CLASS 2 WINNERS YESTERDAY:
HOLCOMB, AND MEADOW HEIGHTS..

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CLASS 1 SECTIONAL’S:
5TH RANKED ST. ELIZABETH TRAVELED TO OZARK TO THE U.S. BALLPARK, SITE OF THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS TO MEET 2ND RANKED WEAUBLEAU FOR THEIR ROUND OF 16 CONTEST….THE HORNETS OUTHIT THE TIGERS 13-4, AND RUN RULED THE 2ND RANKED TEAM IN MISSOURI 11-0, BEHIND CALEB OLIGSCHLAGER WHO TWIRLED THE 4 HITTER WITH 6 STRIKE OUTS AND ONE WALK…
THIS ONLY WENT 5 AFTER ST. E SCORED 3 IN THE FIRST, ONE IN THE 2ND, PUT UP A 6 SPOT IN THE 3RD AND ONE MORE IN THE 4TH….
WITH THE WIN, ST. ELIZABETH IMPROVES TO 19-5 AND ADVANCES TO FACE LOCKWOOD 13-8 ON THE ROAD IN THE QUARTERFINALS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
LOCKWOOD ADVANCED WITH A 3-2 VICTORY AGAINST BILLINGS IN ITS SECTIONAL GAME MONDAY.

OTHER CLASS 1 GAMES:
NORWOOD TRAVELED TO SOUTH IRON AND GOT BY THE PANTHERS, 10-8 TO MOVE RIGHT ON THE BRACKET TO FACE ORAN WHO SHUT OUT COOTER 4-0…
GREEN CITY, PATTONSBURG, AND LEETON WERE ALSO CLASS 1 WINNERS…..

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CLASSES 3 AND 4 PLAY THEIR SECTIONAL ROUNDS TODAY…
SOME AREA REGIONAL MATCH UPS….CUBA MEETS JEFFERSON FESTUS…WARSAW TAKES ON ADRIAN….LINN FACES FORSYTHE, AND STRAFFORD GOES UP AGAINST SKYLINE….

CLASS 4 SECTIONALS:
BOONEVILLE MEETS BLAIR OAKS….ST. CLAIR FACES SPRINGFIELD CATHOLIC……

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CLASSES 5 AND 6 ARE INTO THE QUARTER FINALS ON SATURDAY..
CLASS 5, GLENDALE WILL TRAVEL TO WILLARD AND MEET THE TIGERS IN A 1PM FIRST PITCH ON SATURDAY…
THE FALCONS ARE THE LONE OZARK CONFERENCE REP STILL PLAYING…..

CLASS 6 HAS THE JEFFERSON CITY JAYS HOSTING REPUBLIC ON SATURDAY AT 2PM…..

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THE GIRLS SOCCER SEASON IS INTO THE SECTIONAL ROUNDS IN CLASSES 3 AND 4 AND THEY PLAY TODAY…
ONE WAS COMPLETED YESTERDAY IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA….
WINDSOR IMPERIAL SHUT OUT ST. VINCENT 1-0 IN CLASS 3 ACTION…..
THE OTHER MATCHES ARE TODAY….
CAMDENTON AND KICKAPOO ARE THE ONLY 2 OZARK CONFERENCE TEAMS STILL ALIVE…..
CAMDENTON IS HOSTING GRAIN VALLEY IN CLASS 3 SECTIONALS….
FT. ZUMWALT SOUTH HOSTS WASHINGTON IN ST. PETERS….
UNION TAKES ON SPRINGFIELD CATHOLIC AT UNION……WEBB CITY TRAVELS TO WILLARD FOR CLASS 3 SOCCER….
IN CLASS 4, KICKAPOO TRAVELS TO COLUMBIA ROCK BRIDGE FOR SECTIONALS….
ELSWHERE IN THE LARGEST CLASS, NIXA IS HOSTING LEE’S SUMMIT WEST…
ALL THE OTHER MATCH UPS ARE IN THE ST. LOUIS AND KANSAS CITY AREA….

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CLASSES 1 AND 2 PLAY THEIR QUARTER FINALS ON SATURDAY, THE 29TH…
CLASS 1, CROCKER IS HOSTING THE 16-2 NEW COVENANT LADY WARRIORS OUT OF SPRINGFIELD.. THE MATCH WILL BE PLAYED AT LAQUEY THIS SATURDAY WITH A 12 NOON START……
NEW COVENANT GOT BY McCAULEY CATHOLIC 3-2 AT THEIR DISTRICT FINAL IN SPRINGFIELD…..
CROCKER DEFEATED LAQUEY TO ADVANCE..

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WITH BASEBALL AND SOCCER WINDING DOWN, SOME SPRING SPORTS ARE COMPLETE….
BOYS GOLF IS DONE……SPRING SOFTBALL IS OVER…..CLASSES 1 AND 2 TRACK AND FIELD IS IN THE BOOKS…
SO IS BOYS SINGLES AND DOUBLES IN TENNIS….

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TENNIS HAS THEIR TEAM FINALS THIS WEEKEND…FRIDAY, THE SEMI FINALS FROM THE COOPER COMPLEX IN SPRINGFIELD..
CLASS 1, IT’S WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN, CLAYTON, BOLIVAR AND BARSTOW..
CLASS 2, THE FINAL 4 HAS LADUE HORTON-WATKINS, PRIORY, BRANSON, AND THOMAS JEFFERSON-INDEPENDANT OF JOPLIN.
CLASS 3, JOHN BURROUGHS, ROCKBRIDGE, LEE’S SUMMIT WEST, AND ROCKHURST……
ALL FINALS AND 3RD PLACE GAMES ON SATURDAY……
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CLASS 3, 4 AND 5 STATE TRACK MEETS ARE THIS WEEK STARTING THURSDAY WITH CLASS 5 IN JEFFERSON CITY….

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BABY BIRDS

AFTER A DAY OFF YESTERDAY, THE SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS ARE IN WICHITA TODAY FOR A 6 GAME SERIES WITH THE WIND SURGE…
THE SPRINGBIRDS ARE 3-14, HAVE PLAYED 17 GAMES AND ARE 8 GAMES OUT OF FIRST PLACE…
GAME TIME AT 7:05 TONIGHT….

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A LOSS TO THEIR FORMER SKIPPER IS THE CARDINALS TALE OF THE TAPE FROM CHICAGO LAST NIGHT…

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