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Monett Cubs roar to 10-0 win over Lamar

Friday, April 15, 2011

Try and hit this. Aaron Patton, a sophomore, at Monett High School, throws a pitch during Monett's win over Lamar on Thursday. The southpaw Patton recorded a no-hitter against the Tigers and improved to 4-1 on the season. [Photo by Jim Patton]
The Monett Cubs (8-5, 1-1) baseball team picked up a 10-0 win over Lamar on Thursday.

Monett's Aaron Patton (4-1) pitched a five-inning no-hitter and struck out six to get the win.

"No-hitters are tough to achieve," said Monett Head Coach Michael Calhoun. "I have been coaching at Monett for 11 years and I think this is only the second or third one. I know Aaron wasn't happy about walking six batters but he settled down and got out of the jams."

Thou shalt not steal. Monett's Colten Phillips applies the tag to a Lamar base runner attempting to steal second in the first inning of the Cubs 10-0 victory on Thursday. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
The Cubs scored in every inning, posting single runs in the first two innings and two runs in the third inning.

Monett used the long ball in the fourth inning. With one out, Jake Smith walked and Andy Hagedorn stroked a blast that went over the scoreboard in left field to extend the Cubs advantage to 7-0.

"It was a bomb," said Calhoun. "To hit it that hard and that far, he struck it well."

Monett used clutch two-out hitting in the fifth inning to initiate the mercy rule and win the game.

With two outs, Doug Aldridge singled and stole second. Marcus Enloe then hit a RBI single. The Cubs next batter Smith walked and Hagedorn doubled to score both runner and win the game.

"I was happy with the effort the boys played with," said Calhoun. "We had some chances to blow the game open early, but we never stop competing. I thought we were more patient in our approach at the plate and that helped our run production."

Hagedorn finished the game two for four with a double, home run and four RBIs. Jesse Bremer was two for four with a double, triple and two runs scored.

The Cubs will be in action Saturday against Cassville at Hammons Field in Springfield. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m. or thirty minutes after the conclusion of the Springfield Cardinals game.

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