Scoreboard — April 7
Wildcats 3-1 in Wood Bat Tournament
Cassville tied for first place after winning three of four contests in its Wildcat Wood Bat Tournament last week, defeating Central 11-1, Butler 8-7 and Sarcoxie 10-0, but falling to falling to Lighthouse Christian 17-6. Cassville settled for second overall, as the Wildcats (4-6) lost to Lighthouse head to head in the round robin format. Against Central, Devin Bailey led with 3 RBI, and Zach Acheson added 32 hits and 2 RBI. Isaac Hadlow was on the mound, pitching 4 innings and retiring 10. Against Lighthouse Christian, Acheson pitched 3.2 innings and struck out 9. Cassville survived a comeback attempt from Butler in the seventh inning, when the Wildcats entered the bottom of the frame up 8-4. Keaton Shellenberger knocked in 4 runs for the Wildcats in that game, and Acheson tallied 2 RBI. Corey Thomas pitched five innings, getting 6 Ks. Finally, against Sarcoxie, Cassville was led by Hadlow on the mound and at the plate, as he pitched 4.2 innings and struck out 8, and he and Timothy Hudson both got 2 RBI apiece. Cassville traveled to Hollister Monday and hosted Wheaton Tuesday. The Wildcats hit the road Friday to face Spokane at 5 p.m.
Tigers pick up pair of wins
The Exeter baseball team picked up two wins last week, defeating College Heights Christian 8-7 on March 30 and Lighthouse Christian 16-6 on Thursday. The Tigers survived a 5-run seventh against College Heights to secure the win. Hank Woods pitched 6.1 innings for Exeter, striking out 15 batters. He and Dakota Vasey led in RBI with 2 each, and Casey led in hits with 3 to Woods’ 2. Against Lighthouse, Corey Hilburn threw three innings, striking out 5 and Zach Lee came in relief and retired 4. Multiple Tigers put up 2 RBI, and Lee led in hits with 3. Exeter hosted Verona on Monday and will host Southwest on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Southwest softball splits week in high-scoring games
The Southwest softball team (3-4) lost a game on March 29 but bounced back with a big win on Thursday. The Lady Trojans fell to Miller 15-13, putting up 5 runs in the last two innings but unable to change the lead. Bobbie Robbins and Alli Fosse led with 4 hits each, and Robbins earned 5 RBI. Fosse pitched the full game, striking out 8. Against Wheaton, Robbins, Fosse and Natalie Johnson had 3 hits apiece, and Anna Church led with 5 RBI. Fosse pitched three innings and retired 7. Southwest traveled to Ash Grove on Monday and Mt. Vernon on Tuesday. the Lady Trojans stay on the road Saturday, playing in the Lady Pirate Classic in Ash Grove.
Cassville 9/10 track teams compete in McDonald County
The young Lady Wildcats and Wildcats track teams traveled to McDonald County last week to compete in the 9/10 Mustang Stampede. They finished third as a team. Results include:
Annie Moore — Pole Vault
Marianne McCrackin, Jolie Evans, Tori Mitchell, Annie Moore — 4x800 and 4x400 relays
Marianne McCrackin — 300-meter Hurdles
Jolie Evans — 800-meter
Annie Moore 1600-meter
Maci Barton Discus
Marianne McCrackin 100-meter hurdles
Trestyn Periman, Chloe Thomas, Monique Lopez, Breanna Gordon — 4x200 and 4x100 relay
Taylor Glidewell — shot put
Kyah Saffold — 400-meter
Tori Mitchell — 1600-meter
Grace Yocum — 100-meter and 300-meter Hurdles
Jacob Martinez — 400-meter, 59.35
Peter Littlefield — 800-meter, 2:21
Caleb Leach —1600-meter, 5:17.9
Jacob Martinez, Peter Littlefield, Caleb Leach, Charles Elliott — 4x400 relay, 4:02.4
Garrett Ewing, Hernan Hernandez, Jake Anthonysz, Bryson Jacobson — 4x200 relay, 1:43
Charles Elliott — 300-meter hurdles, 50
Peter Littlefield — High Jump, 1.67 meters
Garrett Ewing, Hernan Hernandez, Trey Wilson, Bryson Jacobson — 4x100 relay, 49.4
Charles Elliott — 110-meter hurdles, 19.9
Jacob Martinez — 800-meter, 2:32
Jake Antonysz — 200-meter, 24.4
Caleb Leach — 3200-meter, 12:02.6
Jake Anthonysz — javelin, 33.52 meters
Bryson Jacobson — high jump, 1.53 meters
Purdy baseball 2-0 on the week
Purdy’s baseball team (4-3) picked up wins this week over Marionville, 6-4, and Billings, 8-0. In the March 30 Marionville win, Purdy built a five-run lead in the fifth inning and then held off Marionville’s charge for a 6-4 victory. Jake Brown earned the victory on the hill for Purdy Eagles Varsity. The fireballer went five innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and striking out 4. Purdy racked up 8 hits on the day. Clay Henderson and Aldava each managed two hits. Against Billings, the Eagles tallied 11 hits total, putting up 3 runs in the first and second innings, with Aldaba totaling 3 RBI. Ezequiel Garcia pitched Purdy to victory, going 6-2/3, allowing no runs on 5 hits, striking out 10 and walking none. The Eagles will be at home on hosted College Heights Christian on Monday and went to Southwest on Tuesday. The Eagle host Sparta on Thursday with the first pitch at 5 p.m.
Purdy softball suffers first loss of season, bounces back
The Purdy softball team (12-1) took its first loss of the season this week, a 14-2 decision to East Newton on March 31, but the Lady Eagles bounced back on Thursday and Friday with a 20-1 win over Blue Eye and a 6-0 win over Ash Grove. Against East Newton, Purdy managed 5 hits but committed 9 errors. Lauren Schallert and Hadley Hughes split pitching duties. Schallert earned 7 strikeouts in 3-2/3 innings, and Hughes finished the game with 3 Ks. Revenge was sweet against Blue Eye the next day, tallying 14 hits in the win. Robyn Schad led the way with 3 hits and 7 RBI. Schallert and Hughes both pitched 2 innings, earning 5 and 2 strikeouts, respectively. The hitting leader changed hands in the Ash Grove win, with Dally Craig putting up 3 RBI and Annabelle Bowman adding 2. Schallert pitched the full game, striking out 17 total batters. Purdy returns home Monday, hosting Sarcoxie at 5 p.m.
Lady Bulldogs drop 2, host Pierce City Friday
Wheaton’s Alissa Mason throws a pitch in the Lady Bulldogs’ loss to Clever on March 30. Wheaton also fell to Southwest on Thursday, 16-0. The Lady Bulldogs host Pierce City on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Kyle Troutmanfirstname.lastname@example.org