"When you score 16 runs you should be able to win the ball game," said Blaine Trout, manager of the Monett American Legion team, after Monett was ousted from the district baseball tournament, 27-16, by Carthage last Thursday.
"It was one of the craziest things you've ever seen in your life," Trout said. "There were 40 hits and seven errors combined between the two teams."
Monett scored 10 runs in the first inning for a big lead, but it would not be enough as Monett pitchers were unable to hold back the Carthage batters.
Five hitters from Monett had four hits in the game. They were Colten Phillips, Marcus McCaffrey, Jake Smith, Andy Hagedorn and Doug Aldridge.
Hagedorn drove in four runs for Monett. McCaffrey had three RBI. Phillips, Smith, and Aldridge all drove in two runs.
The loss ended Monett's season. Monett finished with a 7-23 record.
"It was a long, tough season," said Trout. "It's hard to play when you have so many key injuries. We lost our number one and three pitchers and our back-up catcher.
"We did have some fun, however, and the experience for the players will help them as they play high school ball this coming year," Trout added.