Putting on an awesome offensive display, the Monett Cubs baseball team won the Monett round-robin tournament this past weekend by scoring a total of 45 runs to win all three games.
Monett defeated the Purdy Eagles 16-3 in the opener on Friday. The Cubs completed the sweep Saturday by beating East Newton 16-5 and Seneca 13-1.
The Cubs improved to eights wins against four losses on the season.
Purdy finished second in the tourney with a 2-1 record. After falling to Monett on Friday, the Eagles came back to down East Newton 11-9 and Seneca 10-7 on Saturday.
In the Friday game against Purdy, Monett put the contest out of reach early by scoring four runs in the first inning and six more in the second.
Kirk Moore, who ended last Thursday's game against Carl Junction with a walk-off home run, made it two long balls in a row in the first inning for Monett as he cracked a two-run blast in the four-run inning. In the second inning, Kyle Coatney drove in two runs with a double and Colten Phillips plated a pair with a single.
Monett out-hit Purdy 17-5. Coatney was the winning pitcher and had eight strike-outs. Daniel Barrientos was the loser for Purdy.
Versus East Newton on Saturday, the Cubs again used the long ball and overcame a 5-1 first inning deficit to emerge victorious. For the third straight game Moore homered for the Cubs. Kellen Bounous and Jake Smith also went yard.
Monett took the lead for good in the second with five runs and then added four in the third, three in the fourth and three in the fifth. The Cubs out-hit East Newton 15-8.
Smith had three hits and four RBIs for Monett. Bounous and Moore had three RBIs.
Marcus Enloe was the winning hurler. Ethan Frazier got the save.
Six runs in the first inning would prove to be more than enough the Monett in the triumph against Seneca.
Jesse Bremer got the victory, allowing just one hit and fanning five. Monett out-hit Seneca 12-1.
Preston Thompson had a pair of doubles for the Cubs and drove in three runs. Bounous also had three RBIs.
Landon Terry socked a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Purdy past East Newton on Saturday, 11-9.
Riley Veith was the winning pitcher.
Against Seneca, Mason Roller had four hits including a pair of triples and drove in two runs in Purdy's 10-7 victory.
Tim Nimmo was the winning pitcher and Chris Tuggle got the save.
Monett will next be in action tomorrow in a Big 8 Conference outing at Aurora.