Sophomore starter Clay Jensen threw a five-hit shutout and struck out nine Thursday night, powering the New Bloomfield Wildcats to a 12-0, five-inning blitz of non-conference foe Belle.
New Bloomfield (5-5) took control in the early going, erupting for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Wildcats added a run in the third and tallied four more in the fourth as the game was called on the mercy rule.
Jensen issued just one walk and needed only 62 pitches to complete the impressive victory.
South Callaway 10
MOKANE - Senior starter Gordon Arthaud tossed a two-hit shutout and junior center fielder Cory Hanger and freshman first baseman Grayson Peneston both homered as the Bulldogs collected their first Show-Me Conference win Thursday night.
South Callaway (9-3, 1-1 SMC) broke out for five runs in the bottom of the second inning and added three more in the third and two in the fourth as the game was called on the mercy rule after five innings.
Arthaud recorded six strikeouts and just two walks to earn the complete-game victory.
"Gordon's walks are down and he was ahead of more batters, which we like to see," Bulldogs head coach Heath Lepper said. "Both of his off-speed pitches were working well."
North Callaway 5
HARRISBURG - The Thunderbirds slipped to 8-3 on the season despite out-hitting the Bulldogs 11-5 in Thursday night's non-conference loss.
North Callaway trailed 1-0 but went in front with two runs in the top of the second inning. Harrisburg answered with two runs in its half of the inning to regain the lead at 3-2 and tacked on three more in the fourth.
The Thunderbirds put up two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth, but couldn't overtake the Bulldogs (6-2).
Track and field
Fulton's Tobias takes first place
in 110 hurdles at Boonville meet
BOONVILLE - Senior Hayley Tobias was victorious in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.6 seconds Thursday night to spark the Lady Hornets at the McCush Relays.
In the boys' division, freshman Brandon Dews led Fulton with second-place finishes in the 800 (2:10) and 1,600 (4:54). Both times were personal bests for Dews. He was also part of the Hornets' 1,600 relay - joining senior Tanner Eliuk, freshman Jared Eliuk and junior Conner Foote - that came in third in 3:43, eclipsing its season-best time by 3 seconds.
Junior Sam Christensen was also third in the 110 hurdles in :16.5 and junior Grant Gaines finished third in the 3,200 in 10:47.
Gray, North Callaway girls finish
eighth at Centralia Invitational
CENTRALIA - Senior Jaida Gray took third in both the 100 (13.79 seconds) and 200 (:28.64) meters, and was fourth in the 400 (1:04.36) as the Ladybirds came in eighth at the Centralia Invitational on Tuesday.
Sophomore Skylar Schmauch finished second in the 3,200 (13:24.51) and fourth in the 1,600 (6:00.97) as North Callaway posted 36 points. Moberly earned the team title with 135.5 points, Centralia was second with 128.5 and Montgomery County came in third with 96.
Masek medals, Fulton finishes
fifth at Southern Boone tourney
HARTSBURG - Senior Kory Masek carded an 88 to medal with a ninth-place finish and the Hornets came in fifth overall in Wednesday's seventh-annual Southern Boone Classic at Eagle Knoll Golf Club.
"Kory got off to kind of a rough start, but he managed his way through it," Fulton head coach Pat Kelley said Thursday afternoon. "He played better on the back nine (holes)."