Fulton senior pitcher Tyler Echelmeier kept his team in the game with his arm, then used his bat to assure his team its fifth-straight victory.
Echelmeier drove in the game-winning run in the fifth inning as the Hornets topped the Marshall Owls 6-3 in North Central Missouri Conference play on Monday night at the high school athletic complex.
Echelmeier (4-1) threw 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven and giving up three runs - two earned - on nine hits and two walks.
"He pitched very well today and he's been throwing well for us all season," Fulton head coach Darren Masek said. "The main improvement between this year and last year is that he's throwing strikes."
South Callaway 11
MOKANE - Bulldogs junior pitcher Troy Hentges struck out eight and allowed an earned run on seven hits in a complete-game win over the Rangers in the second of two games on Saturday afternoon.
South Callaway head coach Heath Lepper commended Hentges' ability to get ahead of hitters, evidenced by retiring 22 of the 26 hitters he faced in three pitches or less.
"He was spotting up well and keeping the ball down and when you do that, good things will happen," Lepper said.
Fulton tops field in the Callaway Cup
The Hornets amassed a team score of 182 to best South Callaway, North Callaway and New Bloomfield in the Callaway Cup at Tanglewood Golf Course on Monday.
The Bulldogs came in second place at 188, followed by the Thunderbirds' third-place showing of 204. The Wildcats had only three competitors and didn't register a team score.
North Callaway senior Justin Menard produced the day's top score of 39 to earn medalist honors. After double bogeying the first, finished at 1-over for the final eight holes and earned a par on his last six.
"...I think with the way the round started, it's a good sign that he had his head on straight after a tough start," T-Birds head coach Jason Smith said.
Track and field
South Callaway's Rudroff
sets school triple jump mark
WENTZVILLE - Bulldogs senior Garner Rudroff broke the school triple jump mark with his performance at the Wentzville Holt Invitational on Saturday.
Rudroff lept a distance of 43 feet, 1 inch in finishing in second place. Rudroff also competed and took second place in the long jump with a mark of 21-7.5. Senior Josh Brooks also collected a second-place honor in the discus with a toss of 130-11 as the South Callaway boys finished in ninth place with 27.5 points.