Purdy falls to Clever, Monett
The Purdy baseball team fell in a pair of contests on Saturday to Clever, 7-3, and Monett, 9-8. Clever was up 4-0 going into the fourth inning, where the Eagles plated 3 runs, but Clever added another 3 in the fifth to provide the winning score. Against Monett, Purdy led 8-5 in the seventh, but Monett walked off with the win with a 4-run inning. The Eagles are playing this week in their home tournament.
Lady Eagles start season strong
The Purdy softball team started the regular season out strong Friday with a 10-0 win over Pleasant Hope at home. Pitcher Lauren Schallert produced 10 strikeouts in the 5-inning win, also getting 2 hits and 2 RBI. Bayleigh Robbins and Dally Craig also earned a pair of hits, and Craig and Robyn Schad each had 2 RBI. The Lady Eagles are playing in the Mt. Vernon Tournament this week, On Monday, they topped East Newton, 2-1, Strafford, 8-2, and Sarcoxie, 14-0. They play again on Thursday.
Cassville soccer second in tourney
The Cassville girls soccer team took second in the Cassville Kickoff Classic Friday and Saturday. The Lady Wildcats defeated Aurora, 4-0, with Maddie Bowyer netting a hat trick, Lexie Sanders adding a goal, Olivia Holman providing 2 assists and Jasmine Brown earning the clean sheet. Cassville then fell to Branson, 3-1, with the goal by Holman and assist from Bowyer. The Lady Wildcats closed the tourney with a win over Monett, 2-1, with goals by Bowyer and Sanders, and with Holman assisting the game-winner. Cassville also played in the McDonald County Jamboree on March 16, defeating Aurora, 1-0, and McDonald County, 4-0. Holman scored all five goals in those games, and Brown earned the two shutouts.
Cassville Kickoff Classic All-tournament Team announced
The Cassville Kickoff Classic soccer tournament was played Friday and Saturday, with Branson taking first, Cassville second, Aurora third and Monett fourth. The All-Tournament Team is as follows: MVP: Avery Webber, Branson (3 goals, 2 assists); Angelina Alcoba, Aurora (junior, midfielder); Ana Perez, Aurora (senior, midfielder); Avery Webber, Branson (sophomore, forward); Chloe Grimm, Branson (junior, forward); Briley Efird, Branson (sophomore, midfielder); Kloey Alms, Branson (sophomore, midfielder); Maddie Bowyer, Cassville (senior, forward/defender); Olivia Holman, Cassville (senior, forward); Lexie Sanders, Cassville (junior, forward); Deisy Mejia, Monett (senior, forward); Kate Huntress, Monett (senior, defender).