The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 25, 2013

Prep roundup: Doubles team powers Eagles

From staff reports

— Joplin’s doubles team of Luke Frogge and Edran Ali led the Eagles to a 6-3 victory Wednesday against Glendale in an Ozark Conference dual at Cooper Complex.

Frogge and Ali defeated Glendale’s No. 1 doubles team of Micah Klousia and Luke Hanson 8-6.

“That was a huge win against a very strong conference opponent,” said Joplin coach Sean McWilliams. “Frogge and Ali played a very good Klousia and Hanson team, and that was a difference maker in the match. That was a great win for us.”

Joplin’s Jeremy Lynn, Frogge, Ali and Duncan Ford won their singles matches.

“We’re proud of our No. 6 player (Ford), who was down 5-2,” Williams said.


Mount Vernon 9, Carl Junction 7

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Mount Vernon scored three runs over the final two innings to beat the Bulldogs in a Big 8 Conference contest.

The Mountaineers took advantage of 14 hits and four Carl Junction errors.

Trailing 7-6 in the top of the sixth, Mount Vernon’s Grayson Ketron opened the inning with a double. Dominic Swillum scored Ketron with a single, and Zane Phillips belted a triple to score Swillum and take an 8-7 lead.

Phillips and Ketron had three hits each for the Mountaineers.

Dalton Cloven had two hits and three runs batted in for the Bulldogs (7-11, 2-3 Big 8).

Carl Junction faces Seneca on the road today at 5 p.m.