IT TOOK A LITTLE WHILE FOR ROUND ONE OF THE STATE GOLF TOURNAMENTS TO TEE OFF AS ORGANIZERS WAITED FOR THE RAINS TO PASS, BUT THE WAIT WAS WORTH IT, BECAUSE ROUND ONE IS IN THE BOOK, AND THE 2ND ROUND IS SET FOR TODAY….
IN CLASS 1 AT FREEMONT HILLS IN SPRINGFIELD, THEY WAITED UNTIL NOON……
WHEN THE DAY WAS OVER, WESTRAN WAS THE TEAM LEADER WITH A 321…
DYLAN COMSTOCK OF ORRICK AND CHRISTIAN COOPER OF SPOKANE WERE TIED FOR FIRST WITH 73’S..
STOUTLAND’S GUNNER VLASIS, A DISTRICT RUNNER UP CAME INTO THE CLUB HOUSE 11 STROKES OFF THE LEAD AND TIED FOR 14TH….
CADEN MOORE OF CROCKER FINISHED 67TH AFTER DAY ONE, CARDING A 103…
CLASS 2 AT SILO RIDGE IN BOLIVAR, PALMYRA IS ALONE AT THE TOP OF THE LEADER BOARD IN THE TEAM STANDINGS WITH A 352….
BRADEN BUFFINGTON OF BOWLING GREEN IS THE LEADER AFTER THE FIRST DAY CARDING A 74..
DIXON’S ALEX EASTERLING SHOT A 92, GOOD FOR 26TH…
TEAMMATES WILL SHELTON AND ETHAN STRUTTON ARE A SHOT APART IN 66TH AND 67TH.
SHELTON SHOT A 104, STRUTTON A 105…
CLASS 3 HAS BISHOP LeBLOND IN THE TEAM LEAD WITH FATHER TOLTON’S CHRISTIAN RISCHER WITH A 5 STROKE LEAD ON THE INDIVIDUAL SCOREBOARD..
CLASS 4 HAS WEBSTER GROVES LEADING GLENDALE BY 3 STROKES, 308 TO 305…ROLLA’S IN 5TH PLACE IN THE TEAM STANDINGS, 24 STROKES BACK..
MAX BOWMAN OF GLENDALE HAS THE FIRST DAY LEAD CARDING A 71..
ROLLA’S JONATHAN JORDON IS TIED IN 8TH PLACE, CARDING A 75, JUST 4 STROKES OFF THE LEAD..
CLASS 5 SEES CHAMINADE OF ST. LOUIS IN FIRST, WITH RYAN LEE OF PEMBROKE HILL IN FIRST CARDING A 67….
SEDALIA WAS TOO WET YESTERDAY TO PLAY ANY BASEBALL AND APPARENTLY, IT’S STILL TOO WET THERE TODAY FOR THE WAYNESVILLE TIGERS AND JEFF CITY JAYS…
THE TWO ARE STILL SCHEUDLED TO MEET IN THE OPENING ROUND, BUT NOW, DUE TO WEATHER CONFLICTS AND TIMING, THE DISTRICT GAME HAS BEEN MOVED TO VERSAILLES…..
GAME TIME IS STILL 11 THIS MORNING, BUT THE TRIP HAS BEEN SHORTENED FOR THE TIGERS…INSTEAD OF PASSING BY VERSAILLES ON THE WAY TO SEDALIA, NOW THEY’LL PULL UP TO 913 WEST NEWTON IN VERSAILLES, AND PLAY SOME DISTRICT BASEBALL..
SOME OZARK CONFERENCE TEAMS GOT IN SOME GAMES..
CLASS 6, DISTRICT 6
REPUBLIC BEAT CARTHAGE 10-0…
OZARKS GETS BY NIXA 6-1..
KICKAPOO BLEW OUT SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL, 16-1
JOPLIN ELIMINATED LEBANON 7-1…
CLASS 3 AT HOUSTON DID GET DONE YESTERDAY…THEY WAITED IT OUT, THE SUN CAME OUT, THE FIELD WAS PREPARED AND 4TH SEED LICKING UPSET THE TOP SEEDED, STATE RANKED AND HOST HOUSTON TIGERS 5-4 IN 10 INNINGS….
DIXON PLAYED THE LATE GAME AND THEIR SEASON ENDS AT THE HANDS OF LINN IN A 9-5 WILDCAT WIN..
BOTH TEAMS PUT UP 5 SPOTS IN THE 4TH INNING, BUT THAT WOULD BE ALL FOR DIXON WHILE LINN ADDED 3 IN THE 5TH AND ONE MORE IN THE 6TH…
CLAYTON SINDEN STARTED AND GOT A NO DECISION IN 5 2/3 INNINGS…HE GAVE UP 5 RUNS, 4 EARNED ON 6 HITS..
CASE SINDEN CAME IN, GAVE UP 3 RUNS BEFORE HE WAS LIFTED FOR RANDON MAHURIN..CASE SINDEN TAKES THE LOSS…
DIXON MANAGED ONLY 6 HITS…2 FROM CLAYTON SINDEN AND TWO FROM RANDON MAHURIN…SINDEN SCORED 2, MAHURIN DROVE IN 1….LUKE ROACH AND ANTHONY McCANCE HAD THE OTHER 2 BULLDOG HITS..
COACH ALEX SHELTON SAID “We knew tonight would be a tough game and we would have to play well to win… We just couldn’t make enough plays and curb Linn’s momentum. The loss ends our season and we finished 14-8 on the spring.
The game started out well, as Clayton Sinden was sharp through the first 3 innings. In the top of the 4th, we started with an Anthony McCance bunt base hit. Luke Roach followed with a hit and Jacob Cross was able to bunt in McCance for our first run. After a double steal plated us another run, Garrett Johnson moved over the remaining runner and a wild pitch scored our third. Case Sinden then walked, followed by hits from Clayton Sinden and Randon Mahurin, giving us 5 runs and a 5-0 lead. Things were looking very good for us, unfortunately in the bottom of the inning, we were unable to maintain the momentum we had just created, as Linn answered back with 5 runs of their own. From that point on, we were unable to ever regain the momentum and things didn’t go our way, as we surrendered 3 more runs in the 5th and 1 more in the 6th, to drop the game 9-5. It was a disappointing end to what looked to be a promising game
I am proud of my boys this season, as we worked hard to make the most out of our season. I saw a lot of growth this year and I felt like we were playing much better baseball down the stretch. We will say goodbye to 4 seniors, Clayton Sinden, Anthony McCance, Shannon Kampeter, and Jacob Cross. I appreciate their dedication over the past 4 years in our program and wish them the best of luck as they head out into the world. We have a good number of guys returning next year with experience who should be ready to compete.
SO THE FINALS WILL BE TWO WILDCAT PROGRAMS….4TH SEED LICKING AND 2ND SEED LINN, SCHEUDLED FOR A 4PM FIRST PITCH THIS AFTERNOON….
CLASS 2, DISTRICT 5 AT CROCKER, WEATHER GRABBED ROUND ONE…….STANDING WATER ON THE INFIELD IN THE MORNING WITH MORE RAIN ON THE WAY AND THE TOURNAMENT GOT THE ONE DAY BUMP…THEY’LL TRY AGAIN TODAY….LAQUEY AND CROCKER AT 5……PLATO AND NEWBURG AT 7…
TUESDAY’S GAMES WERE MOVED TO WEDNESDAY AT 5 AND 7:30…WHEN IT HAPPENS, WE’LL HAVE IT ON 102.3 FM……
THE DISTRICT’S AT VIENNA HAS TOP SEED AND TOP RANKED IBERIA WAITING FOR THE DAY ONE WINNER…….WHEN IT HAPPENS, IBERIA WILL MEET EITHER THE HOST EAGLES OR NEW BLOOMFIELD.
THE OTHER SEMI WILL SEE 2ND SEED EUGENE AND 3RD SEED RUSSELLVILLE…
AT THE CLASS 1 ST. ELIZABETH DISTRICT, THEY GOT THE FIRST GAME IN, BUT IT DID NOT HAPPEN IN MILLER COUNTY…..THEY MOVED THE GAME TO MORGAN COUNTY AT VERSAILLES…..
THE FOURTH-SEEDED MACKS CREEK PIRATES AND THE FIFTH-SEEDED TUSCUMBIA LIONS OPENED CLASS 1 DISTRICT 8 BASEBALL WITH AN EIGHT INNING GAME AND IT WAS AN UPSET AS THE 5TH SEEDED LIONS ENDED THE SEASON FOR THE PIRATES IN A
MACKS CREEK OPENED THE SCORING WITH THEIR FIRST RUN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST ON A TANNER SMITH RBI SINGLE..
THE LIONS TIED THE GAME IN THE THIRD ON AN RBI GROUND OUT.
THE PIRATES WOULD PLATE THEIR FINAL RUN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH. TREVER SMITH SINGLED IN GRANT ENGLISH.
TUSCUMBIA TIED THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE SEVENTH WHEN A PICK OFF THROW TO 3RD ENDED UP IN LEFT FIELD…
THE LIONS SCORED THEIR FINAL RUN IN THE TOP OF THE EIGHTH ON A THROWING ERROR TRYING TO GET THE RUNNER AT 3RD……WITH A 3-2 LEAD, TUSCUMBIA PUT MACKS CREEK DOWN 1-2-3 IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 8TH FOR THE “W” AND THE RIGHT TO ADVANCE TO MEET TOP SEED ST. ELIZABETH IN THE SEMI FINAL…MACKS CREEK COACH JASON TRUSTY SAID “We struggled to execute a few times with runners on and we made some costly errors later in the game “we were able to push some runs across tonight and get some baserunners, but we just couldn’t push enough in.”
GRANT ENGLISH (4-6) WORKED THE COMPLETE GAME IN THE LOSS.
THE PIRATES END THEIR SEASON AT 6-13. TUSCUMBIA MOVES ON TO TAKE ON THE TOP-SEEDED ST. ELIZABETH HORNETS ON TUESDAY NIGHT. DUE TO WEATHER, THE GAME TIME IS TO BE DETERMINED.
STOUTLAND IS SCHEDULED TO PLAY THE OTHER SEMI FINAL….THEY GET THE WINNER OF CALVARY LUTHERAND A CLIMAX SPRINGS…
DISTRICT SOCCER YESTERDAY, AND THE SEASON ENDED FOR THE WAYNESVILLE LADY TIGERS AT OZARK…
THEY WENT UP AGAINST THE CONFERENCE CHAMP, AND TOP SEED KICKAPOO LADY CHIEFS AND WERE BLANKED 8-0……OZARK SPANKED SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL IN THE OTHER GAME BY THE SAME 8-0 SCORE..
TOP SEED KICKAPOO AND 2ND SEED OZARK PLAY TOMORROW AT 5 FOR THE TITLE AND THE RIGHT TO MOVE ON…..
CLASS 1 DISTRICT 5 AT LAQUEY…TOP SEED CROCKER ELIMINATED DIXON WHILE THE 2ND SEEDED LAQUEY LADY HORNETS GRABBED THE FIRST ROUND DISTRICT WIN OVER THIRD SEED VALLEY PARK, 3-0…… GOALS BY ALEXIS SHELTON, HANNAH THIER, AND AURORA RICE PUTS LAQUEY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH SET FOR WEDNESDAY @ 5:00 VS NUMBER ONE SEED CROCKER.
BLUES LOST 4-1 IN GAME ONE OF THEIR WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF SERIES IN COLORADO…
THE AVS GOT 1 GOAL IN THE FIRST PERIOD…BLUES TIED IT WITH ONE IN THE 2ND BEFORE COLORADO EXPLODED FOR 3 IN THE 3RD PERIOD AND PUT GAME ONE IN THEIR HIP POCKET…
THE SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS ARE HOME HOSTING NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AFTER WINNING JUST THEIR 2ND GAME OF THE SEASON ON SUNDAY, SNAPPING A 9 GAME SKID…
KEVIN WHEELER HAS OUR REDBIRD PREVIEW TO THIS EVENING’S MATCH UP WITH THE PIRATES AT BUSCH STADIUM….
The St. Louis Cardinals has received approval from the City of St. Louis and the Health Department to increase capacity at Busch Stadium beginning THIS Friday, May 21 WITH THEIR SERIES WITH THE CHICAGO CUBS…….
Seating pods will now be spaced a minimum of three feet apart in all directions, allowing Busch Stadium capacity to roughly double. Additional tickets to the May 21-23 weekend series vs. the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium are on sale now at cardinals.com or via phone at 314-345-9000, with tickets starting as low as $20.