Scoreboard — April 28
Cubs crush Lamar, 9-1
The Monett baseball team (7-8) blew by Lamar on Monday, 9-1. The Cubs tallied 4 runs in the fourth inning, led by Doss Nation and Estin McBroom. Daniel Geiss led Monett to victory on the mound. The pitcher went seven innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 5 and walking 1. Monett launched two home runs on the day. Tanner Wright cracked a four-bagger in the opening frame, and McBroom went deep in the fourth inning. Monett racked up seven hits. Miles Laning and McBroom each managed two hits to lead the Cubs. Monett returns to action Thursday, hosting Cassville at 4:30 p.m.
Lady Cubs take 3rd at Lamar
The Monett girls track and field team placed third overall out of 18 teams at the Lamar Rotary Relays on Thursday, setting six personal records along the way. “I am really proud of our girls for continuing to improve meet to meet,” said Kelly George, Monett girls track coach. “We are getting into the last few meets of our season, and we will continue to see personal records over the next few weeks. I know it has been tough working through the field events after being out all last season. Our girls really stepped up in the throwing events, and we scored two entries in each event. I have really been talking to the girls about stacking their marks and it will make them better. The girls definitely showed improvement at this meet and I am excited to see how the season ends.”
Full results include:
Mary Martinez, 100-meter, 13.12 (PR)
Gabby Zengotita, 300-meter hurdles, 49.3 (PR)
Mary Martinez, Ashtyn Blakey, Jenna Herald and Londi Torres-Ramos, 4x200 relay, 1:54.5 (PR)
Gabby Zengotita, 100-meter hurdles, 16.6
Kim Parris, discus, 29.85 meters
Caitlyn Calhoun, javelin, 28.46 meters
Abby McCaffrey, shot put, 9.58 meters (PR)
Jenna Herald, 100-meter hurdles, 18.1
Mary Martinez, 200M, 28.0
Jenna Herald, long jump, 4.31 meters
Caitlyn Calhoun, discus, 29.28 meters (PR)
Kylie Knight, triple jump, 9.90 meters (PR)
Claire Nation, 400-meter, 1:08.9
Sadie Camp, 1600, 4:28.0
Londi Torres-Ramos, Claire Nation, Kaia Johnson and Gabby Zengotita, 4x400m relay, 4:43.8
Deesha Patel, high jump, 1.32 meters
Molly Poole, javelin, 27.70 meters
Caitlyn Calhoun, shot put, 8.57 meters
Ashtyn Blakey, 100-meter, 13.8
Olivia Lynn Pole, vault, 2.00 meters
Monett hosted the Cub Relays on Tuesday. The Big 8 Meet is up next on May 4.
Lady Eagles keep on winning
The Purdy softball team (22-1) added five more wins to its resume in the last week, besting Exeter, Lamar, Lincoln, Sweet Springs and Spokane, outscoring the quartet of opponents 58-1. In an 18-0 win over Exeter on April 21, Robyn Schad and Lauren Schallert led in hits with 3 each. Schallert and Jessi Hoppes tallied 3 RBI each. Schallert also pitched all five innings, striking out 10. She followed up that performance with a no-hitter against Lamar on Friday and a 2-0 win. Schad has 2 hits, and she and Annabelle Bowman each knocked a RBI. Schallert went all seven innings and retired 14 batters. A doubleheader Saturday saw the Lady Eagles top Lincoln, 2-0, and Sweet Springs, 20-1. against Lincoln, Schallert managed 2 hits and Dally Craig added a RBI. Schallert again went all seven innings, striking out 9. Hoppes led the charge against Sweet Springs with a 6-RBI showing on 3 hits. Schad also tallied 3 hits and 5 RBI. Schallert pitched two innings, striking out 4, and Hadley Hughes pitched the other two innings, getting 1 K. In a 16-0 win over Spokane, the Lady Eagles scored 12 in the opening frame. Schallert tallied 2 hits and 4 RBI, and she pitched 2 innings, getting 4 Ks. Hughes threw the final inning, retiring all 3 batters. Purdy’s final regular-season contest is Friday, hosting Strafford at 5 p.m. District play begins next week.
Pierce City athletes place at Lamar
The Pierce City track and field teams competed at the Lamar Rotary Relays on Thursday, with a few Eagles and Lady Eagles earning top-8 finishes. The highest finish on the day was in girls discus, where Hayden Kramer threw for 29.28 meters, good for fourth place. Lauren Blackburn also scored for the girls with an eighth-place finish in the 1600-meter run in 6:32.60. For the boys, four Eagles placed in the top eight in their events. Noah Holmes took fifth in the 3200-meter run in 10:53.50, and he took sixth in the 1600-meter run in 5:03.70. Clayten O’Hara finished sixth in the 400-meter dash in 56.84, and to round out the top finishes, O’Hara took eighth in the 200-meter dash in 24.54. The Eagles and Lady Eagles competed in the Southwest Conference Meet on Tuesday.
Lady Eagles on a roll
The Pierce City softball team (14-5) has extended its win streak to six games after toppling Billings 5-0 on Friday and College Heights 5-4 on Monday. A 4-run first against Billings and strong defense earned the Lady Eagles that win, as both teams had 4 hits and 1 error, but only the Lady Eagles found home plate. Mollie Beeson led with 2 hits and Madi Gripka earned 3 RBI. Olivia Stanphill pitched all five innings, striking out 9 batters. Against College Heights, the game was knotted 3-3 going into the bottom of the sixth, when the Lady Eagles picked up a pair of runs. College Heights pulled a run back in the top of the seventh, but Pierce City held on for the win. Hailey Gripka led in hits with 3, and she tallied 4 RBI. Beeson pitched a full game for Pierce City, striking out 8. The Lady Eagles travel to Southwest on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. start.
Purdy bests Wheaton, 10-0
The Purdy baseball team (10-5) defeated Wheaton 10-0 on Monday, as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Osiel Aldava led the Eagles to victory by driving in five runs. Aldava went 2-for-3 at the plate, driving in runs on a home run in the third and a single in the fourth. Purdy put up 4 runs in the fourth inning thanks to a single by Aldava and a home run by Jake Brown. Ezequiel Garcia was the winning pitcher, going 4.2 innings and allowing zero runs on 1 hit, striking out 9 and walking 1. Purdy tallied 10 hits. Clay Henderson, Brown, and Aldava each collected 2 hits. The Eagles head to East Newton on Friday, Fist pitch is set for 3 p.m.
Wildcats fall to Exeter at home
The Verona baseball team (4-5) fell to Exeter at home on Monday, 14-7. The Wildcats collected 8 hits in the contest, led by Dillin Shrum with 3. Colton HIllhouse led on the mound with 5.2 innings pitched and 6 Ks. Jacob Stellwagen finished out the game, striking out 3. Verona is at home again on Friday, hosting Billings at 5 p.m.