Getting good hitting, decent pitching and taking advantage of wildness, the Monett American Legion Post baseball team swept a double-header from Webb City, 10-4 and 9-3, last Saturday at Monett North Park.
Monett evened its season record to four wins and four defeats.
"The boys came out ready to play hard. We hit the ball well and were very aggressive on the bath paths in both games," Monett Manager Blaine Trout said.
Webb City took a brief 1-0 first inning lead in Monett's first home game of the season, but Monett came back with four runs in the bottom half, and it was all Monett the rest of the way.
Pokey Henderson drew a lead-off walk and scored on an RBI single by Preston Thompson. Jake Smith walked and Marcus McCaffrey singled. Smith scored on a single by Marcus Enloe, and Chris Trout had an RBI single for a 4-1 Monett lead.
|The host team added three more runs in the second. Colten Phillips singled and stole second. He scored on an RBI single by Smith. McCaffrey had an RBI single in the inning, and Enloe plated him with a double.|
|Leading 7-2 entering the bottom of the third, Monett got two more runs. Andy Hagedorn was hit by a pitch, and Henderson had a bunt single. Both runners scored on a double by Phillips. Monett's final run came in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Doug Aldridge.|
McCaffrey was the winning pitcher. He went the distance, fanning five and allowing just three hits.
In the night-cap, Monett once again spotted the visitors a first inning run and then came roaring back with eight runs in the bottom of the inning to take command.
It was primarily wildness on the part of the Webb City pitcher that was his undoing. Phillips, Henderson and Hagedorn all drew walks. Todd Forgey tied the game with a single. Enloe, Trout and Mitchell Gibson drove in runs with bases-loaded walks. Gavin Bremer followed with an RBI single, and Phillips ended the big frame with a bases-loaded triple.
Monett's other run came in the second when Enloe was hit by a pitch and later scored on a double by Trout.
Gibson was the winning pitcher. He struck out three.
Monett will be in action Friday in the Carl Junction Tournament. Monett will play McDonald County at 6 p.m. and will wrap up the tourney Saturday by meeting Aurora at 4:30 p.m. and Carl Junction at 6:30 p.m.