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Monett Cubs dominate in home finale, 13-1

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Going out a winner. The Monett Cubs played their final home game of the season Tuesday night against Everton. Pictured from left, are: Jarred Witt, Jeff Craft, Jackson Burnside and Carlin Ballay. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
In a season that has been full of growing pains, the young Monett Cubs baseball team roared to life to defeat Everton 13-1 Tuesday night at North Park.

The game was scheduled to be played at Everton but due to unplayable field conditions was moved to Monett the Cubs exploded for nine runs in the first inning.

"We were very disciplined in our approach at the plate," said Monett coach Michael Calhoun. "It's always a good feeling when you are a senior and you win your final home game."

Applying the tag. Monett's Jordan Hall covers third base during the Cubs' win over Everton on Tuesday night. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
In the first inning, Monett drew four walks, reached base on three Tigers' fielding errors and scored two runs on a hit by Jarred Witt and two runs on a single by Carlin Ballay.

Ballay earned the victory on the mound. He pitched three innings, allowed two hits and one run, while striking out four. Aaron Patton threw two innings of relief and struck out all six batters he faced.

"We had our guys on a limited pitch count as we get ready for districts," said Calhoun. "I was very pleased with their effort. Carlin and Aaron came in and threw strikes."

The Cubs added a pair of runs in the second and fourth inning to inflict the mercy rule.

Monett goes to Logan-Rogersville for their regular season finale on Thursday, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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