Fulton senior designated hitter Paul Books' two-run double to right field provided the game-winning tallies as the Hornets rallied for a 7-4 win over the Father Tolton Blazers on Monday.
Fulton (4-2) trailed by two runs with one out in the seventh when freshman second baseman Devin Masek reached base on a single. Senior shortstop Dalton Horstmeier was hit by a pitch and a single by senior center fielder Kory Masek scored Devin Masek to cut the Hornets' deficit to 4-3.
Blair Oaks 14
North Callaway 2
KINGDOM CITY - The Thunderbirds gave up eight runs on three hits and three errors in the final frame of a six-inning loss to the Falcons on Monday night.
North Callaway (1-1) trailed 6-2 heading into Blair Oaks' half of the sixth, before the Falcons erupted for the eight in the the top of the sixth to end the game.
South Callaway 2
MOKANE - The Bulldogs managed just six hits in suffering their first loss of the season to the defending Class 3 state champion Comets in the championship of the Show-Me Conference Tournament on Saturday night.
Top-seeded Fatima plated two runs in the third inning, added three in the fifth and took control with a five-run binge in the sixth. No. 3 seed South Callaway (3-1) produced single runs in the fifth and seventh on RBI singles from junior center fielder Cory Hanger.
MARSHALL - The Lady Owls notched the decisive goal off of Lady Hornets' sophomore goalkeeper Katie Huffman in the 29th minute of the first half as Fulton fell in North Central Missouri Conference action on Monday.
The Lady Hornets (0-5, 0-2) managed just one shot on goal and two corner kicks as their season-opening offensive woes continued.
Huffman saved six of the seven shots she faced as Oestreich commended his team defense.
"I think we're pretty evenly matched with the Marshall team, but, again, the story our season: we can't generate offense," Oestreich said.
"Fatima usually doesn't miss a beat and replenishes its positions every year," Bulldogs head coach Heath Lepper said. "All of their boys know how to play ball and their baseball IQ is high."
Track and field
South Callaway's Oberdiek, Rudroff
earn long-jump win in Festus
FESTUS - Junior Hannah Oberdiek prevailed in the girls' long jump while senior Garner Rudroff triumphed in the boys' event at the Festus Early Bird Invitational on Saturday.
Oberdiek claimed first place with leap of 16 feet, 8.5 inches to top 39 other competitors. Rudroff - the defending Class 2 state champion in the event - finished with a hop of 20-3.5 to pace the field.