AUXVASSE — The Wildcats came up with two runs in the top of the 10th inning to topple the Thunderbirds in a high-scoring clash Tuesday night.
North Callaway (8-16) rallied to force extra innings when it erupted for five runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull even at 12-all. New Bloomfield improved to 5-18 on the season.
Senior shortstop Luke Nadler finished 3-for-6 with a triple, two runs batted in and two runs scored as the Wildcats piled up 16 hits. Senior catcher RJ Saleny was 4-for-6 with a double, an RBI and also scored twice.
Senior Dawson Wright — who started on the mound and then moved to shortstop — went 1-for-6 with a double and four RBI as the Thunderbirds collected 10 hits.
Sophomore Breycin Dysart tossed five innings of relief to post his first victory of the season for New Bloomfield. Dysart (1-3) gave up six earned runs on six hits, struck out five and issued five walks.
Senior Josh McCowan was tagged with the loss in relief for North Callaway, which was burdened by six errors. McCowan (0-4) allowed seven runs — five earned — on nine hits in four innings, struck out four and walked one.
North Callaway was swept in an Eastern Missouri Conference home doubleheader Monday night. The Thunderbirds opened with a 5-4 loss to Silex in eight innings, then bowed to Montgomery County 8-1.
North Callaway took a 4-3 lead over Silex (8-3, 6-3 EMO) on junior relief pitcher Slaten Webster's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Owls, however, forced extra innings by tying the game with a run in the top of the seventh and then prevailed with a run in the eighth.
The Thunderbirds managed just two hits. Webster was 1-for-1 and also earned an RBI after he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded when North Callaway tallied three runs in the fourth.
Junior third baseman Gabe Cash went 1-for-4 with a leadoff single in the fourth and eventually scored a run.
McCowan worked an inning of relief in suffering the loss for the Thunderbirds, who committed five errors. McCowan allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out one.
Montgomery County broke a 1-all tie with North Callaway (5-5 EMO) with two runs in the top of the fourth. The Wildcats (11-7, 7-2) then took control by producing two runs in the sixth and three runs in the seventh.
The Thunderbirds put up their lone run in the bottom of the third when senior right fielder Brendan Deters scored on an error.
North Callaway struggled again at the plate in being limited to three hits. Webster — serving as designated hitter — singled in the second, sophomore first baseman Finnian Clark singled in the third and Cash singled in the sixth.
Senior starter Jordan Delashmutt went 3 1/3 innings in taking the loss for the Thunderbirds, who were plagued by four errors. Delashmutt (1-3) gave up two runs — one earned — on only one hit, issued six walks and struck out three.
North Callaway is the No. 3 seed for the Class 3, District 8 Tournament at South Callaway. The Thunderbirds play No. 6 seed Missouri Military Academy in the quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
New Bloomfield is the No. 5 seed in the District 8 Tournament and faces No. 4 Father Tolton in the quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Friday.