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Monett Post 91 claims title at Wood Bat tourney

Monday, June 28, 2010

After splitting a doubleheader earlier in the week, it was only fitting that Monett and Sports World played for the championship of the fourth annual Marcus O'Hara Wood Bat Tournament at Monett on Saturday.

Jared Barchak allowed only a single run in the game, and Monett Post 91 earned their first-ever title at the Wood Bat classic with a 2-1 victory. Teams from Ash Grove and Everton also competed in the tournament.

Sean Goostree scored Sports World's only run in the top of the first inning. That lead was short lived, as Mason Wittman crossed the plate to tie the game in the bottom of the first. Monett took advantage of errors to tie the game and then to lead in the third inning, when Colby Brown scored on an error

Sports World's Riley Veith held up his end of the pitching duel, holding Monett to those two runs, but there just wasn't enough run support for the Purdy native.

Sports World threatened in the top of the sixth inning when Tyler Ferguson stroked a single. But he was erased at second base when Jake Shrum hit into a fielder's choice and then Shrum was thrown out trying to stretch to third base on a single from Jordan Savage.

Barchak retired the side in order in the top of the seventh to earn the complete-game victory.

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