Jensen hurls five-hit shutout, strikes out nine as Wildcats rip Belle
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.
If there’s one thing Fulton Hornets head coach Darren Masek is still trying to figure out with his team, it’s what causes its slow starts. With Fulton now three games into a losing skid — a streak that was preceded by six consecutive wins — Masek would like to figure out what the problem is now more than ever. “We just have to play baseball from the first inning to the last inning,” Masek said. “We’ve struggled this year getting off to real good starts; I don’t know why.”
MONTGOMERY CITY — Senior starter Tanner Murphy remained unbeaten with his third win of the season and the North Calllaway Thunderbirds stayed perfect in the Eastern Missouri Conference with a 6-3 win over Montgomery County on Wednesday night.
MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs encountered little resistance in rolling to a sweep of the Show-Me Conference track and field championships.
Alex White takes on Estevan Payan in short-notice televised bout April 19
Pretty much everyone who remembers Alex White from the time he attended South Callaway High School before graduating in 2007 described him the same way: a quiet kid who kept to himself.
Blue Jays fluster Fontbonne in SLIAC win
Sophomore designated hitter Ryan Loethen singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the sixth inning and the Westminster College Blue Jays went on to a 7-2 SLIAC victory over the Fontbonne University Griffins on Tuesday afternoon. The win was the fourth straight for Westminster, which is now 15-8 on the season and 9-6 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Hornets suffer 5-4 NCMC loss after Boonville scores late run
Boonville center fielder Jacob Francis singled home what proved to be the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, lifting the Pirates to a 5-4 NCMC win over the Hornets on Tuesday night. The Hornets (8-4, 4-3 North Central Missouri Conference) — who fell to Boonville 7-4 in Fulton on March 26 — suffered their second straight loss after winning six in a row.
Owls split AMC doubleheader with No. 3 Missouri Baptist
William Woods committed five errors and allowed five unearned runs in dropping the nightcap of an American Midwest Conference doubleheader against the No. 3 Spartans on Saturday at Backer Sports Complex. The Owls (27-9, 14-7) dropped the second game 10-3, but rallied to topple Missouri Baptist 8-6 in the day’s first game.
Bulldogs bump off T-Birds for Montgomery County title
South Callaway junior center fielder Cory Hanger led off the game with a home run and the Bulldogs set the tone with a four-run top of the first inning in cruising to a 12-2, six-inning win over North Callaway in the Montgomery County Tournament championship game on Saturday evening. “When you score early, it’s a lot easier to play loose,” Bulldogs head coach Heath Lepper. “We’re finally starting to play well together. … The players are starting to figure out what their roles are individually and they’re having fun.”
Owls benefit from balk to clip No. 3 Mo. Baptist
Junior right fielder Nick Spagnola scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a balk with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning as the William Woods University Owls tripped third-ranked Missouri Baptist University in a 4-3 AMC victory Friday night. The two teams finished up their series with a doubleheader Saturday at Backer Sports Complex. Results were not available at press time. William Woods (26-8, 14-6 American Midwest Conference) fashioned its win Friday night after Missouri Baptist tied the game with three runs in the top of the seventh. Senior left fielder Zach Nicols started the Owls’ half of the inning with a single and was replaced by senior pinch-runner Damon Adrian.
Defensive hiccups halt Hornets' winning streak at six
Fulton committed four of its season-high five errors during a five-run second inning as the Hornets’ six-game winning streak came to a halt in a 6-3 NCMC loss to the Hannibal Pirates on Friday night. Fulton slipped to 8-3 on the season and 4-2 in the North Central Missouri Conference despite out-hitting Hannibal 7-2.
Gray triumphs in 400 as Ladybirds take fifth place
The North Callaway Thunderbirds — sparked by junior Steven Coleman’s victories in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles — took third place at the 27th-annual Missouri School for the Deaf Invitational on Thursday. With senior Nick Jones bolting to wins in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump, the host MSD Eagles finished seventh.
Thunderbirds crush Community in EMO rout
Senior shortstop Chance Kee and freshman third baseman J.T. Higgins both drove in two runs Thursday night as the North Callaway Thunderbirds handed Community R-6 its first loss of the season in an 11-0 Eastern Missouri Conference romp. North Callaway (6-1, 3-0 EMO) plated two runs apiece in the first and second innings, then erupted for seven runs in the fourth as the game was stopped on the mercy rule after Community failed to score in the top of the fifth. The Trojans fell to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Horstmeier throws third consecutive shutout
Fulton Hornets head coach Darren Masek had a feeling his team might be in for a low-scoring game against the rival Mexico Bulldogs. Not only was Masek proven correct, his Hornets came up with just enough offense to make the difference.
Will meet South Callaway for championship
AUXVASSE —The North Callaway Thunderbirds reached the championship of the Montgomery County Tournament after a pair of narrow home wins Wednesday.
William Woods will be host school, receive automatic berth in 2015 and '16
William Woods University women’s head basketball coach Dan Chapla has guided the Lady Owls to the national tournament in each of his six seasons at the school.
Gaines wins 3,200, Hornets take second at Bowling Green meet
Junior Grant Gaines provided Fulton with its only victory by prevailing in the 3,200 meters, but it was enough to help spur the Hornets to a second-place team finish at the Bowling Green Mini Medal meet Tuesday. In the girls’ division, seniors Hayley Tobias and Madison Washington, and sophomore Madi Tobias each won events as Fulton came in third overall. Gaines triumphed in the 3,200 in 10 minutes, 57 seconds. He was part of Fulton’s 3,200 relay — along with freshman Tanner Steffen, sophomore Luke Lohmeyer and junior Ian Shoemaker — that took third in 9:51.
Echelmeier, Hornets top Marshall 6-3
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.
Blue Jays' offense erupts in SLIAC wins over Eureka
EUREKA, Ill. — The Westminster offense kicked it into high gear and closed out its St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series against the Red Devils in style. The Blue Jays pounded out 15 hits as they blasted Eureka 15-2 in seven innings to close out the conference set on Sunday. Westminster (11-6, 5-4) split a doubleheader with the Red Devils on Saturday, prevailing in the nightcap 16-5 while dropping the opening game 4-3.
Lady Owls move win streak to eight games
The dominance of the William Woods University Lady Owls pitching staff continued, even if its scoreless stretch was stopped. Senior MacKenzie Bowden threw a perfect game in sparking William Woods to a 12-0, five-inning blitz of Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University in the opener of Saturday’s American Midwest Conference doubleheader at Backer Sports Complex. Bowden (14-7) struck out 12 on 71 pitches in her outing as she remained a perfect 5-0 in AMC starts with a 0.00 earned-run average