The Joplin Globe
CARTHAGE, Mo. —
Nevada hurdled Webb City 8-1, Mount Vernon nudged Monett 6-5 and Carthage defeated Lamar 9-1 in opening games of the Bill O’Dell Tournament.
Today’s schedule at Carl Lewton Stadium: Carl Junction vs. Seneca,. 2 p.m.; Mount Vernon vs. Lamar, 4:30; Carthage vs. Monett, 7.
Jordan Musser, a senior right-hander, worked five innings for the Carthage win. Cade Harris finished on the mound and Musser offensively was backed by Dalton Stafford’s 4-for-4 and two runs scored and Johnny Mills’ three hits and two tallies.
Drew Bridges rapped a two-run home run — his fourth of the campaign — for the 6-0 Tigers.
Purdy 3, College Heights 0
PURDY, Mo. — A nonconference pitching duel was claimed by senior left-hander Cameron Terry against junior right-hander Drew Kilgore.
Terry allowed one hit — a fifth-inning single by Logan Hobbs — struck out 12 and walked three. Kilgore permitted three hits, struck out 11 and didn’t issue a pass.
Purdy (2-3) scored in the fourth inning on an error allowing Austin Hancock to reach, a stolen base, another miscue and a sacrifice fly by Terry.
Jared Smith doubled to ignite the Eagle two-run sixth inning. Brent Cornman followed with a single, Hancock delivered a sacrifice fly and Terry doubled.
Wheaton 17, McAuley 2
The visiting Bulldogs rapped 12 hits in spoiling the Ozark 7 Conference opener for the Warriors.
Tyler Musick had four hits and Matt Hickman and Jory Renkoski three apiece for the Bulldogs. Hickman was the winning hurler.
Shaw Robertson was 3-for-3 for McAuley and Collin Hughes 2-for-2.
Wheaton led 10-2 after three innings in the five-inning contest at the Joplin Athletic Complex.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Three players shot in the low 80s to key the Joplin High School victory in the Bird/Dog Invitational at Briarbrook on Monday.
The Eagles, successfully defending their title, finished with 340 for a 16-stroke win in the eight-team tournament.
Carl Junction nipped Carthage for second place. Each shot 356 but the No. 5 scorer for the Bulldogs, Keynan Scheurich, snapped the tie.
Carthage’s Austin Bunnell parred the No. 2 hole — the second in a playoff — to take medalist honors. Joplin’s Griffen Locke (38-42) and Bunnell (40-40) shot 80s in regulation over the par-72 course.
Nick Yuhas (40-41) and Austin Garritson (39-45) added 81 and 84, respectively, for the Eagles and their No. 4, Tamerik Branham, shot 95.
Joplin coach Jack Pace said it was Garritson’s best round of the season.
“It was cold and windy,” Pace said of the conditions. “But we were able to finish before the rain.”
Neosho’s Blake Augustine shot 39-43—82 for Monday’s No. 4 score. Carl Junction’s Nic Smith followed with 40-43—83.
Remaining team scores: Neosho 370, Nixa 376, Nevada 379, Monett 384 and Webb City 417.
Locke ironically beat Bunnell in a playoff for medalist honors in 2012. They had tied with 73s in more favorable weather conditions.
Joplin tops Neosho
Joplin scored two goals in the second half and defeated Neosho 2-0 in a girls’ nonconference match Monday at the Joplin Sports Complex.
Kate Beckham scored Joplin’s first goal of the season 18 minutes into the second half assisted by Anna Banwart.
“Banwart was in the middle of the field, laid off a pass to Kate and she hit a nice shot from outside the box,” said Joplin head coach Ed Miller.
The Eagles scored again 11 minutes later when Melissa England scored an unassisted goal. “Banwart had a good shot, there was a save and Melissa scored on the rebound,” Miller said.
“I thought our effort tonight was better, especially in the second half,” he said. “We finally got a goal, and I think that helped our confidence as well.
“We got a shutout tonight from our keeper (Megan Rowe), and I thought our defense did a good job keeping Neosho at bay.”
McAuley Catholic 4, Branson 0
Ally Adrian and Lucy Borgmeyer each had two goals as the Warriors improved to 2-0 with the victory at the Joplin Athletic Complex.
Adrian had her goals in the first half — Paige Reagan assisted on the second — for a 2-0 lead at the half.
Fellow senior Borgmeyer delivered in the second half with Adrian and Brianna Shores assisting.