The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

March 20, 2013

Prep Roundup: Webb City shuts down Republic

From staff reports

REPUBLIC, Mo. — Webb City relied on the pitching of junior right-handers Cade Crouch and Trenton Moeller and two big scoring innings to stymie Republic 7-0 in the Branson Steve Lael Leadoff Classic on Wednesday night.

Webb City, 1-2 entering today’s 4:30 p.m. game at Lebanon, scored four runs in the second inning and three in the sixth frame.

Crouch, who hurled the first five innings, and Moeller combined for a two-hitter. Crouch permitted one hit, struck out six and walked one.

Crouch walked in the second inning and courtesy runner Kyle Baldasarre moved up on a walk to Austin Carter.  A walk to Kyler Crane preceded Mason Williams’ two-run single. Jay Roderique walked and Austin White drove in Crane with a ground-out. Williams then scored on a passed ball.

Carter singled to open the sixth inning and, with outs, Williams reached on an error to place runners at second and third. Roderique followed with a two-run single, advanced to second on the throw home and scored on a White single.

White was the only Cardinal player with two hits.

Glendale 13, Carl Junction 1

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — A day after beating Lebanon 5-1, the Carl Junction Bulldogs baseball team struggled in a loss to Glendale.

“It was a rough day at the yard,” Carl Junction coach Flave Darnell said.

Bulldogs pitchers Dalton Cloven and Levi Babb surrendered 15 Glendale hits, including six for extra bases.

Glendale’s Will Blount was for 4-for-5 with two doubles. Kendon Brown was 3-for-3 with a walk and a triple. Evan Payne had two doubles.

Carl Junction recorded six hits. However, the Bulldogs mustered only one run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Kyle Larsen earned the win for the Falcons, while Cloven recorded the loss.

The Bulldogs dropped to 2-2 and are scheduled to play at Republic today. Glendale is scheduled to be at Aurora.