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Monett baseball takes fifth at Carthage Tourney

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Monett Cubs baseball team (7-4) split their final two games in the Carthage Tournament.

On Saturday, the Cubs defeated Nevada 13-5.

Monett started strong with six runs in the first inning.

Colten Phillips led off the inning with a double for the Cubs. Doug Aldridge followed with an RBI double. Marcus Enloe continued the hit parade with another RBI double and Jake Smith hit a sacrifice fly to score Enloe. Andy Hagedorn tripled, scoring Smith.

Jesse Bremer reached on an error, and Hagedorn scored on the play. Marcus McCaffrey singled and scored on a Nicky Roberts' sacrifice fly to complete the scoring for the inning.

"I thought our boys responded well after losing on Friday," said Monett Head Coach Mike Calhoun. "We came out ready to play today. The boys hit the ball well."

The Cubs added two runs in the second and scored two more in the fifth. The runs in the fifth inning were provided by a Phillips' two-run home run.

Monett scored three more runs in the sixth to complete its scoring.

As a team, the Cubs collected 15 hit and committed no errors against the Tigers. Matt Schiffner was the winning pitcher. Phillips finished the day three for five at the plate with a double, home run, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Mt. Vernon

On Friday, the Cubs fell 7-3 to Mt.Vernon.

"We came out flat and got beat," said Calhoun. "Mt. Vernon is a good team. They outplayed us in every aspect of the game."

Monett managed one run in the first and two runs in the sixth inning.

Aldridge, Hagedorn and Smith collected two hits apiece for the Cubs.

"We haven't put everything together this season," said Calhoun. "As a competitor, you want to win every game. However, you have to be realistic. There is a process you must go through to get better. On Saturday, Coach Goetz and I saw some things that really encouraged us. We are heading in the right direction."

The baseball Cubs open Big 8 Conference play at Mt. Vernon on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 5:15 p.m.

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