Anderson steers Hornets golf team to quad win

Junior JoeRyan Anderson shot a 6-over par 41 to claim medalist honors Tuesday, directing the Fulton Hornets golf team to a quadrangular win at Montgomery County Golf Club.

“That was good to see; JoeRyan has been pretty consistent all year,” Fulton head coach Pat Kelley said. “I hope this is a big breakthrough for him.”

The Hornets compiled a team score of 175 to hold off second-place Montgomery County’s 179. Wright City was a distant third with a 199 and Winfield came in fourth with a 206.

Junior Glenn Ripsch added a 43 for Fulton, while freshman Kory Masek was a shot back with a 44. Senior Jordan Kelley contributed a 47.

“We had a couple of guys struggle,” Pat Kelley said. “To still eke out a win was nice.”

The Hornets turn around and compete in the Southern Boone Invitational starting at 9 this morning at Eagle Knoll Golf Club in Hartsburg.

N. Callaway baseball (V)....21

Fayette.................................0

FAYETTE — Junior third baseman Travis Cope had four hits and drove in three runs Tuesday night in the unbeaten Thunderbirds’ five-inning demolition of the Falcons.

The game was called on the 10-run rule after five innings.

North Callaway (9-0) — continuing its best start in school history — produced all of the runs it would need in the first inning when it plated four. The Thunderbirds tacked on three more runs in the second and then erupted for seven in the third to make it 14-0.

North Callaway tallied two runs in the fourth and then punctuated its romp with a five-run outburst in the fifth.

Cope went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored to help power the Thunderbirds’ 11-hit attack. Senior catcher Zac Kee was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice, three RBI and two runs scored. Junior pitcher Zack Lavy — collecting his first victory of the season — also finished 1-for-2 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored.

Lavy (1-0) scattered two hits over four scoreless innings, struck out eight and walked none.

The loss dropped Fayette to 2-4 on the season.

North Callaway faces Mid-Missouri Conference foe Hallsville at 6 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Montgomery County Tournament. The game will be played at Auxvasse.

The Thunderbirds won at Hallsville 9-2 on April 7.

N. Bloomfield baseball (V)...19

Missouri Military Academy....0

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Senior pitcher Jake Rieken threw a one-hitter and struck out six Tuesday night as the state-ranked Wildcats easily conquered the Colonels.

The game was stopped on the 10-run rule after five innings.

Rieken, evening his season record at 1-1, allowed just a solitary single in the fifth.

“Jake stayed in the strike zone and didn’t walk anybody,” New Bloomfield head coach Brandon Talbot said. “He threw first-pitch strikes to all but three batters. He did a good job of staying on top.”

The Wildcats (4-3) — ranked No. 3 in Class 2 by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association — pounced on MMA for eight runs in the first inning, then piled on five more in the second. New Bloomfield extended its comfortable lead to 15-0 with two runs in the third and closed out its dominating win with four more in the fourth.

Senior shortstop Kolby O’Dowd was 2-for-2 with a run batted in and two runs scored as the Wildcats collected 14 hits. Junior second baseman Austin Pittman went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored.

With the game easily in hand in the early going, Talbot didn’t play his starters more than two innings.

“It was one of those games where every kid got a chance to play,” Talbot said. “Later on in the season if we have some injuries and need one of those guys, they’ll be ready to play.”

On Monday night at New Bloomfield, O’Dowd drove in the go-ahead run with a triple in the sixth and junior third baseman Skyler Lucas followed with an RBI single as the Wildcats downed Iberia 7-5.

New Bloomfield opened up a 5-0 lead after three innings, but the Rangers — aided by three errors from the Wildcats — rallied for five runs in the fifth to tie the game.

Senior designated hitter Aaron Bedsworth reached on an error to lead off the bottom of the sixth for New Bloomfield. Bedsworth then broke the tie when he came all the way around to score on O’Dowd’s triple.

Lucas then singled home O’Dowd to give the Wildcats a two-run edge.

Lucas was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored, while O’Dowd finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

“We started off hot, but then our bats kind of went to sleep,” Talbot said. “We hit the ball in the later innings when we needed the runs.”

New Bloomfield sophomore starter Greg Bedsworth posted the complete-game win to square his season record at 1-1. Bedsworth scattered five hits, struck out eight, issued a pair of walks and hit a batter. Iberia’s five runs were all unearned.

Bedsworth’s pitch count was a reasonable 86, with 28 coming in the fifth when the Racers put together their comeback.

“Greg didn’t let the errors get to him and stuck with his game plan,” Talbot said. “He got strikeouts when he needed an out and he still kept his pitch count fairly low.”

The Wildcats (0-3) dropped the junior varsity game 12-8.

New Bloomfield is off until it hosts Show-Me Conference opponent Eugene at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. The Wildcats are 1-2 in Show-Me play.

Oberdiek, junior Lady

Bulldogs finish close

second at Hermann

HERMANN — Hannah Oberdiek set school records in winning the 200 meters and long jump to help pace the South Callaway Middle School girls to a close second-place finish at the Hermann Relays last Friday.

Meanwhile, Corey Hanger and the 400 relay established school records as the SCMS boys also took second.

Oberdiek was victorious in the 200 with a time of 27.13 seconds, and prevailed in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 2 1/2 inches. She was also part of the Lady Bulldogs’ first-place 400 relay — along with Kailey Brooks, Paige Brown and Sarah Jennings — that set a school record in :53.64.

SCMS totalled 103 points and was barely edged out by Pacific’s 103.5 for the girls’ team championship.

Brown also established a school mark in the 100 with her first-place time of :13.33.

Other top finishers for the Lady Bulldogs included Jennings, first in both the high jump (4-6) and triple jump (29-3), and third in the long jump (14-9 1/2); Brooks, second in the 75 hurdles (:13.26) and third in the pole vault (6-6); Periann Rimert, third in the discus (70-3); Taylor Nichols, fourth in the 75 hurdles (:14.23), and Kennedy Baker, fourth in the pole vault (6-0).

Hanger set a school record by triumphing in the 400 in :57.00 as SCMS amassed 96 points, falling just short of Pacific (99.5) for the boys’ team title. Hanger was also a member of the Bulldogs’ 400 relay — joining Corey Collins, Mason Shoemaker and Troy Hentges — that established a school record with its second-place time of :50.53.

Among the other top finishers for the SCMS boys were Hentges, first in the triple jump (34-6 1/2); Shoemaker, second in the 100 (:12.68) and third in the 200 (:26.28); Philip Norris, second in the shot put (34-4 1/2) and fourth in the discus (100-5), and the 1,600 relay of Collins, Hanger, Dylan Hare and Hentges, second in 4:07.33.

Both SCMS teams competed at Blair Oaks on Tuesday. Results were not available at press time.

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