Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hermann The South Callaway Bulldogs baseball team continues to punish the ball, as well as its opponents.
Senior starter Smith Kemper, senior right fielder Gordon Arthaud and junior left fielder Mason Shoemaker combined for eight hits and nine runs batted in as South Callaway stretched its winning streak to seven games with a 15-0 blitz of non-conference foe Hermann on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs (10-3) — amassing 17 hits — erupted for six runs in the top of the first inning, added a run in the second and three more in the third to open up a 10-0 advantage. South Callaway tacked on four runs in the fourth and tallied one in the fifth to end the game on the mercy rule.
“We’re pleased,” head coach Heath Lepper said of the Bulldogs’ sizzling run. “Every day we leave a game talking about what we did right and what we did wrong, and what we’re going to work on the next day in practice.
“We play in a very tough district and a very tough (Show-Me) conference, and both of those are still ahead of us. We have to continue to get better; we want to be playing our best when it matters.”
KIRKSVILLE — The Hornets were plagued by six errors as their losing streak reached five games after falling to the Tigers in North Central Missouri Conference play Tuesday night.
Fulton (8-7, 4-5 NCMC) quickly jumped on top when it scored both of its runs in the top of the first inning. Senior designated hitter Paul Books doubled with two outs, senior first baseman Tyler Echelmeier was hit by a pitch and both came home on senior center fielder Kory Masek’s triple to right.
Bowling Green 13
North Callaway 8
AUXVASSE — The Thunderbirds gave up eight runs in the top of the third inning on three of their six errors in an EMO loss to the Bobcats on Tuesday night.
Bowling Green plated three runs in the top of the first, but North Callaway (8-4, 5-1 Eastern Missouri Conference) responded with three of its own in its half of the inning to tie the game.
Junior first baseman Paul Zerr’s two-out triple drove in senior second baseman Nathaniel VanBoening and senior shortstop Chance Kee to cut the Thunderbirds’ deficit to a run. Freshman right fielder Wyatt Branson evened the game at 3-all when his RBI single scored Zerr.
New Bloomfield 0
EUGENE — The Wildcats committed five errors in dropping to 0-2 in the Show-Me Conference after Tuesday night’s shutout loss to the Eagles.
Eugene broke on top with three runs in the bottom of the third inning and tallied its final four in the fifth to close out the victory.
New Bloomfield (5-6) was blanked despite coming up with nine hits. Senior first baseman Cam Edwards and junior center fielder Tucker Lane were both 2-for-3, while junior designated hitter Sam Niedergerke finished 2-for-4.
“We made a lot of mistakes, both baserunning and hitting,” Wildcats head coach Brandon Talbot said. “We couldn’t put anything together; almost everything we did went wrong.”
Track and field
Fulton’s Christensen prevails
in 110 hurdles at Osage meet
OSAGE BEACH — Junior Sam Christensen was the Hornets’ lone event winner at the School of the Osage Invitational on Tuesday, taking home top honors in the 110-meter hurdles.
Christensen bested the field with a winning time of 16.2 seconds.
Freshman Brandon Dews also placed second for Fulton in the 1,600 in 4:52, while junior Conner Foote took third in the 400 in :54.5.
In the girls’ division, senior Hayley Tobias paced the Lady Hornets by finishing second in the 100 hurdles (:16.1) and third in the 300 hurdles (:50.3).
Senior Maddie Washington garnered third place in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 6 inches.
Father Tolton 8
The freshman duo of Justin Adams and Devan Hudson provided the Hornets with their lone victory at No. 3 doubles in Tuesday night’s loss to the Trailblazers at the high school athletic complex.
Adams and Hudson produced a 10-3 win.
Rudroff medals, South Callaway
finishes fifth at Centralia Tournament
CENTRALIA — Senior Garner Rudroff shot an 80 to medal with an eighth-place tie and the Bulldogs came in fifth overall with a 363 in Monday’s Centralia Tournament at Centralia Country Club.
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