SW wins Miller Tourney
The Southwest Trojans won the Miller Baseball Tournament on Saturday, defeating Fair Grove 4-3 in the championship game. The Trojans defeated College Heights on Tuesday, 10-5, then downed Pierce City on Friday, 6-3, to advance to the title.
Southwest batters ripped College Heights pitchers for 18 hits in Tuesday's action. Tyler Ferguson led the team with four hits in five plate appearances. Timmy Johns, Jordan Savage, Travis Hayworth and Jake Shrum all had three hits for the Trojans.
Skylar Knoll pitched five strong innings in earning the win.
Southwest rolled to an early 5-0 lead against Pierce City on Friday. The Eagles plated three runs in the fifth inning, but the comeback bid ended there. Hayworth scored an insurance run as the Trojans prevailed, 6-3.
Ferguson took the win with a five-inning, 92-pitch performance.
In Saturday's championship tilt, Southwest benefitted from three Fair Grove errors and three walks. Ty Hackett and Johns both rapped a pair of hits as the Trojans scored two in the first, two in the third and one each in the fourth and fifth innings.
Fair Grove stranded three runners in scoring position in the first two innings, and that proved to be the difference.
Southwest's Shrum was the winning pitcher in the championship game.