Already armed with an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament, the William Woods Owls added an American Midwest Conference baseball tournament title to their load. Senior first baseman Matt Thomas had four hits and four RBIs and the third-seeded Owls limited the No. 1 Missouri Baptist Spartans to five hits in capturing the conference crown with a 10-0 seven-inning win on Monday at Lanipher Park.
The South Callaway girls’ and boys’ track and field teams left plenty of room to spare. The Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs combined to win 15 events in easily bolting to a sweep of the team championships at their annual South Callaway Relays on Friday.
Hornets sophomore Jacob Hammerstone shot a 13-over-par-83 at the Class 3, District 4 tournament at Elk Creek Golf Course on Monday
The Wildcats had just five hits in falling to the Bulldogs 5-2 on the road on Saturday. Junior Brady Wiler took the loss with a five-inning outing. He allowed five earned runs on seven hits, walked one and hit a batter while striking out three.
The Bulldogs’ offense erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the third inning as they waltzed to a 13-2 six-inning non-conference win over the Wildcats on Monday.
Fulton edges out Moberly in first round; North Callaway throttles Fatima 13-4 in its opener
The Hornets scored seven unanswered runs in outlasting the Thunderbirds 11-6 in the semifinals of the 20th-annual Fulton Invitational Tournament on Monday at the high school athletic complex. Fulton opened tournament play with a 4-2 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Moberly Spartans while North Callaway thumped the Fatima Comets 13-4 in its opener at Saucier Field on the campus of Westminster.
Sophomore Skylar Schmauch was victorious in the girls’ 1,600 meters and freshman Levi Gilman triumphed in the boys’ 110 hurdles at the Centralia 9th- and 10th-grade Invitational on Thursday.
The Hornets dipped to 4-15 on the season after Friday night’s 9-0 loss to the Crusaders at the high school athletic complex.
Sophomore Jake Hammerstone shot a team-low 45 and the Hornets finished third in Friday’s quad match with Hannibal, Centralia and Wentzville-Liberty at Tanglewood Golf Course.
Junior center fielder Tucker Lane finished 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs Thursday night as the Wildcats crushed the Colonels 12-2 in six innings.
The Hornets collected nine hits and senior starter Dalton Horstmeier threw a complete game in Friday night’s 6-1 North Central Missouri Conference victory over the rival Bulldogs.
Michael Early was better late than never, displaying his composure in a tight spot for the North Callaway Thunderbirds. The junior designated hitter came through with a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday night to send North Callaway to a dramatic 4-3, non-conference victory over state-ranked Sturgeon.
Junior first baseman Tim Chambliss’ two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a 2-all tie and and guided the Blue Jays to a 5-3 SLIAC win over the Golden Eagles on Friday night at Saucier Field.
Senior third baseman Austin Clapp and junior second baseman Nick Spagnola drove in three runs apiece Friday night as the third-seeded Owls roughed up No. 2 Lyon (Ark.) College 13-4 in the second round of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament
The No. 4 seed Lady Blue Jays watched their season come to a close after a 7-2 loss to No. 2 seed Greenville (Ill.) College at the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament Thursday night. The Lady Blue Jays — who finished with a 14-22 mark — fell to top-seeded Fontbonne University 5-0 in their tournament opener earlier Thursday.
That’s two in a row for the William Woods University Lady Owls softball team. Senior starter MacKenzie Bowden threw a four-hit shutout as top-seeded and 20th-ranked William Woods dispatched No. 3 seed Columbia College 6-0 on Friday afternoon to clinch its second straight American Midwest Conference Tournament title at Antimi Softball Complex. The Lady Owls (39-15) — winners of 13 straight and 22 of their last 23 — had already clinched an automatic bid to the NAIA Opening Round by winning the AMC regular-season championship.
Lady Hornets take third
The Fulton Hornets track and field team made sure every point had significance — it proved to be necessary. Junior Sam Christensen won both the 110-meter hurdles and high jump to help Fulton fend off Moberly and Boonville as the host Hornets locked up the boys’ title in their annual Don Dobson Invitational on Friday night at the high school athletic complex. In the girls’ division, seniors Hayley Tobias and Madison Washington both produced victories in two events to spur Fulton to a third-place team finish.
Senior shortstop Sam Moon and junior third baseman Austin Clapp both had three hits and two runs batted in as the No. 3 seed Owls charged to a 10-1 quarterfinal win at the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament Thursday.
Senior Justin Menard was the individual champion with a 7-over par 79 as the Thunderbirds finished fourth at the Eastern Missouri Conference championships Thursday. “Obviously Justin’s playing at a high level and putting up consistently high numbers …,” North Callaway head coach Jason Smith said. “He’s putting up these numbers in adverse conditions. It was cold and it was windy, and he still played well. “He’s playing to his strengths. That shows his maturity as a golfer.”
The Hornets topped the Battle Spartans 6-3 and outlasted Columbia Independent 5-4 in matches played on Thursday at the high school athtletic complex. Junior Justin Schneider defeated Dunkan Galen of Battle 8-6 at No. 1 singles, while freshman Grant Hendricks put away Lorenzo Wright 8-5 at No. 2.