Getting all the runs they would need in the first inning, the Monett Cubs rolled to a 13-2 non-conference baseball victory over the Purdy Eagles yesterday at Purdy.
Monett improved its record to 10-4 on the season.
A dropped third strike opened the door for Monett in the top of the first. With two outs, Kellen Bounous singled and stole second. Kirk Moore swung and missed on strike three but the ball was dropped by the Purdy catcher and Moore was safe at first on a bang-bang play. Preston Thompson followed with a three-run homer over the center field fence to make it 3-0.
Purdy, 10-5 overall, got a run back in the bottom half. Trent Goetz led off the game for the Eagles and doubled. He advanced to third when the ball was misplayed. Landon Terry followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-1.
It was all Cubs after that. Monett tallied two runs in the second, three in third, three in the fifth and two in the sixth. When Purdy failed to score in the bottom of the sixth, the game was called due to the 10-run rule.
In the second, Spenser Witt singled for Monett and then swiped second and third. Michael Roberts walked and stole second. Bounous then laced a single bringing in both runners.
Roberts had an RBI single in the third and Bounous, who drove in five in the game, singled in two.
Thompson, who also have five runs batted in, slammed his second homer of the game, a two-run shot, in the fifth inning after Bounous had singled in a run.
The scoring ended in the sixth on a two-run blast by Roberts.
Marcus McCaffrey got the win on the mound, going the distance and fanning five. Kevin Miller absorbed the loss for Purdy.
Blake Williams and Daniel Barrientos each had doubles for the Eagles.
Monett also won the junior varsity game, 6-2. Ethan Frazier was the winning pitcher. Marcus Enloe homered for the jayvee Cubs.
Monett is in action today at Seneca, a Big 8 Conference contest.