Fulton senior pitcher Dalton Horstmeier struck out 12 in a complete-game, one-hit effort as the Hornets shut out the Marshall Owls 3-0 in North Central Missouri Conference play Friday night.
Horstmeier - making his first start of the season - walked three and finished 1-for-4 at the plate as the Hornets (3-2, 1-1 NCMC) ended a two-game skid.
"He was very dominant tonight," Fulton head coach Darren Masek said. "He had good command of his fastball and was able to control his curveball."
South Callaway 13
MOKANE - Senior catcher Zack Marty had three hits and drove in three runs as part of a 17-hit onslaught as the No. 3 Bulldogs manhandled the No. 2 Wildcats on Saturday in the semifinals of the Show-Me Conference Tournament.
South Callaway (3-0) played top-seeded Fatima for the tournament championship late Saturday afternoon. Results were not available at press time.
The Bulldogs trailed Linn 1-0 when they broke out for seven runs in the third. South Callaway stretched its lead to 9-1 by scoring two runs in the fifth and generated its final four runs in the seventh. The Wildcats tallied their other three runs in their half of the seventh.
Track and field
Fulton's Tobias sweeps
hurdle events at Hannibal
HANNIBAL - Senior Hayley Tobias opened the season for the Lady Hornets with wins in both hurdle events at the Hannibal Pirate Relays on Saturday.
Tobias won the 100-meter hurdles in 17.1 seconds and prevailed in the 300 hurdles in :51.7.
North Callaway's Metcalf scores
winner in EMO Senior Showcase
KINGDOM CITY - The Thunderbirds' Brett Metcalf knocked down the game-winning free throw in sudden-death overtime to lift the visiting boys' team to a 107-106 triumph over the home squad Friday night in the sixth-annual Eastern Missouri Conference Senior Showcase.
South Callaway takes second
in season opener at Tipton
TIPTON - Senior Garner Rudroff shot a team-low 46 to pace the Bulldogs to a second-place finish in Friday's season-opening triangular against the host Cardinals and Lincoln.
Freshman Blake Parker followed with a 48 as South Callaway compiled a 203 team score. Lincoln - led by medalist Boone Kroenke's 41 - took first with a 183, while Tipton was third with a 229.
HANNIBAL - The Hornets were forced to forfeit their final two matches in doubles play as they were shut out in their season and North Central Missouri Conference opener against the Pirates on Thursday.