The Fulton Hornets were one big base hit short of potentially playing for their own tournament championship.
The Hornets improved their season record to 5-11 after Thursday night’s 8-1 non-conference triumph over the Spartans.
The Thunderbirds could only squeeze a single run out of their seven hits in Friday night’s 6-1 non-conference loss to the state-ranked Bulldogs.
The suddenly scuffling Bulldogs produced only one hit and committed five errors in Saturday’s 4-0 non-conference loss to the Falcons.
Lady Hornets post third-place finish
Fulton senior Sam Christensen triumphed in the 110-meter hurdles and high jump, and the Hornets won five events overall in taking second place in their annual Don Dobson Invitational on Friday.
Fulton comes up with just three hits, drops third straight
It wasn’t that the Fulton Hornets beat themselves. In fact, the rival and state-ranked Mexico Bulldogs completed that task all by themselves.
The Blue Jays wrapped up the regular season by splitting a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with the Panthers on Friday at Saucier Field.
William Woods University’s lineup came out of the gate quickly in extending the Owls’ quest for an American Midwest Conference Tournament championship.
Senior Steven Coleman was victorious in three events and added a second-place finish to spur the North Callaway boys at the California Invitational on Tuesday.
The Thunderbirds were jolted by the Owls’ five-run outbursts in the fourth and fifth innings of Thursday night’s 17-6 Eastern Missouri Conference loss.
The Hornets delivered big hits, but not enough of them in Thursday night’s narrow 6-5 non-conference loss to the Indians.
Junior pitcher Grant Nichols struck out 10 in making his first varsity start of the season as the Wildcats outlasted the Colonels 8-6 in Thursday night’s non-conference victory.
Cecil Brandt was a Fulton football standout in the early 1970s, while Tim Echelmeier excelled for the Hornets in both wrestling and baseball in the mid-1980s.
Freshman starter Allison Waskow was saddled with four unearned runs over two innings of work in the No. 5 Lady Owls’ 8-4 elimination loss to the second-seeded Lady Pirates in the American Midwest Conference Tournament on Thursday at Antimi Softball Complex.
ELSAH, Ill. — Junior third baseman Tyler Branneky set a single-season school record with his three runs batted in during the Westminster College Blue Jays’ 8-1 victory over Principia College in the first game of Tuesday’s SLIAC doubleheader.
COLUMBIA — The William Woods University Lady Owls softball team owned the edge in hits, but that did not translate to the ultimate advantage on the scoreboard.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield Wildcats tallied four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, which proved to be the difference in Tuesday night’s 7-3 non-conference triumph over the Harrisburg Bulldogs.
KIRKSVILLE — The Fulton Hornets golf team accumulated a 373 team total in taking sixth place at the North Central Missouri Conference championships Wednesday at Kirksville Country Club.
Wildcats follow in third place
EUGENE — The South Callaway Bulldogs golf team came in second and the New Bloomfield Wildcats were a close third at the Show-Me Conference championships Wednesday at Redfield Golf Course.
It’s hard for Fulton Hornets head coach Darren Masek to get a read on his team at times. Some games, the Hornets take the field prepared and ready. In other outings, well, it’s the other side of the spectrum. Tuesday night’s clash with the Moberly Spartans was certainly an example of the latter.