Scoreboard — April 3
Monett redeems Aurora loss
The Monett girls soccer team avenged an early-season loss to Aurora this week, defeating the Lady Houn’ Dawgs at Monett South Park on Tuesday, 2-1. Deisy Mejia and Sydney Parrigon scored the goals for Monett, both unassisted. Goalkeeper Ruby Rodriguez produced 11 saves on the day. The win avenged the 3-0 loss to Aurora in the Cassville Kickoff Classic. Monett is back in action on Monday, hosting McAuley Catholic at Burl Fowler Stadium at 4:30 p.m.
Lady Eagles bag wins over Stockton, Miller
The Pierce City softball team (7-1) earned a 7-3 win over Strafford on Tuesday, putting up 13 hits in the contest after pulling away with a 3-run sixth inning. Mollie Beeson was on the mound for the Lady Eagles, going all 7 innings and striking out 8. Beeson and Jillian Mack led in RBI with 2 apiece. Trinity Witt added 2 hits for Pierce City. Pierce City showed up again Thursday with hot bats, defeating Miller 14-1. A 5-run first and 2-run second put the Lady Eagles in a good position, then a 6-run fourth sealed the win. Pierce City managed 14 hits, with multiple girls knocking 2 apiece. Beeson led in the RBI category with 4. She also pitched all 5 innings, tallying 8 Ks. The Lady Eagles host Pleasant Hope on Monday at 5 p.m.
Monett falls to Webb City
Monett (2-5) fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 10-0 loss to Webb City on Tuesday. Webb City took the lead on a groundout single in the first inning. The Cardinals added another run in the first, 2 in the second, 4 in the third and 2 in the fifth to complete the scoring. A single by Estin McBroom in the first inning provided the only hit for Monett. McBroom also pitched for Monett, allowing 7 hits and 8 runs over three innings, striking out one. Monett is in action today at its home tournament, hosting East Newton at 10 a.m. and Seneca at 2 p.m.
Purdy baseball 2-0 on week
Purdy’s baseball team (4-3) picked up wins this week over Marionville, 6-4, and Billings, 8-0. In the Tuesday Marionville win, Purdy built a five-run lead in the fifth inning and then held off Marionville’s charge for a 6-4 victory on Tuesday. Jake Brown earned the victory on the hill for Purdy Eagles Varsity. The fireballer went five innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and striking out 4. Purdy racked up 8 hits on the day. Clay Henderson and Aldava each managed two hits. Against Billings, the Eagles tallied 11 hits total, putting up 3 runs in the first and second innings, with Aldaba totaling 3 RBI. Ezequiel Garcia pitched Purdy to victory, going 6-2/3, allowing no runs on 5 hits, striking out 10 and walking none. The Eagles will be at home on Monday, hosting College Heights Christian at 5 p.m.
Purdy softball suffers first loss, bounces back
The Purdy softball team (12-1) took its first loss of the season this week, a 14-2 decision to East Newton on Wednesday, but the Lady Eagles bounced back on Thursday and Friday with a 20-1 win over Blue Eye and a 6-0 win over Ash Grove. Against East Newton, Purdy managed 5 hits but committed 9 errors. Lauren Schallert and Hadley Hughes split pitching duties. Schallert earned 7 strikeouts in 3-2/3 innings, and Hughes finished the game with 3 Ks. Revenge was sweet against Blue Eye the next day, tallying 14 hits in the win. Robyn Schad led the way with 3 hits and 7 RBI. Schallert and Hughes both pitched 2 innings, earning 5 and 2 strikeouts, respectively. The hitting leader changed hands in the Ash Grove win, with Dally Craig putting up 3 RBI and Annabelle Bowman adding 2. Schallert pitched the full game, striking out 17 total batters. Purdy returns home Monday, hosting Sarcoxie at 5 p.m.
Verona softball downed in 2
The Verona softball team fell to 3-5 this week with losses to Fordland, 25-8, and College Heights, 9-0. The offensive frenzy against Fordland saw 31 total hits, with Verona collecting 5. Paige Bauer pitched all 6 innings, earning 11 strikeouts. College Heights no-hit the Lady Wildcats. Bauer pitched a full game again, this time putting up 12 Ks. Verona travels to Exeter on Monday for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch.