The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 25, 2012

Walks help Rolla defeat Joplin 5-0


From staff reports

ROLLA, Mo. — Aided by five consecutive walks, Rolla scored four runs in the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie and beat Joplin 5-0 Tuesday in an Ozark Conference baseball game.

The frustration built for the Eagles (7-11, 2-4 Ozark Conference), as they later thought they had plated a run, only to have the home plate umpire rule the runner failed to touch the plate, and instead was called out.

The Bulldogs were also aided by a Toby Yorks home run in the sixth inning.

The Eagles play host to Lebanon at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at South Middle School.

Webb City 12, Branson 3

BRANSON, Mo. — Breckin Williams sparkled on two fronts — pitching and hitting — as the Cardinals scored five runs in the seventh inning to pull away in the Central Ozark Conference Large Division game.

Williams, a senior right-hander headed for Eastern Oklahoma, struck out eight in five innings as the Cardinals improved to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in the league.

Williams also had three hits and four RBI with two of runs scoring on his triple.

Austin White, a junior right-hander, worked the last two innings.

Duncan Fletcher, Andrew McDaniel, Richie Peoples and Cooper Smith each added two hits for Webb City. Klay James added a two-run single.

Carl Junction 11, Mount Vernon 1

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — Carl Junction scored 11 times on 17 hits and beat Mount Vernon in a Big 8 Conference game.

The Bulldogs (10-7, 4-1 Big 8) received doubles from Curtlin Hulette, Nathan Skaggs, Keegan Pittman, Branch McGriff and Ethan Hatfield.

Payton Walker earned the victory for Carl Junction by holding the Mountaineers to one run on five hits in the complete game effort.

Hulette collected four hits and two RBI, Chase Marrs and McGriff each had three hits, Pittman and Skaggs each picked up a pair of hits and two RBI apiece while Walker and Jeff Terry each added a pair of singles.

Sarcoxie 10, College Heights 1

SARCOXIE, Mo. — Sarcoxie plated six runs in the fifth inning and cruised to a nonconference baseball over College Heights.

Chris Parrigon struck out 10 batters and walked three.

The Bears had eight hits, including two tripls and three RBI from Ryder Cox.

Soccer

Waynesville downs Joplin

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — Waynesville scored five second-half goals, including two in the last two minutes, as the Tigers defeated Joplin 6-0 in a girls Ozark Conference soccer match.

Megan Morgan scored three goals and assisted on another, and Jesslyn Clark had two goals and an assist. Amara Drew also scored for Waynesville.

“We let down, and they scored. We let down again, and they scored again,” said Joplin head coach Ed Miller. “Defensively, until the last couple of minutes, we did really well. Our goalie (Megan Rowe) made some great saves, especially in the first half.”

“I thought Molly Banwart played her best game of the season, and Morgan Butler played a good game as well.”