The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Sports

July 14, 2012

Outlaws sweep past Ozark

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Jon Woodcock pitched a seven-inning one-hitter in Joplin’s 8-0 victory Saturday against Ozark in the first game of a MINK League doubleheader at Carl Lewton Stadium.

Joplin won the second game 2-1 in eight innings behind the three-hit pitching of Hasten Freeman.

Woodcock, a left-hander, walked four and struck out three. The Outlaws broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the fifth inning and five more in the sixth.

Designated hitter Griffen Glaude went 3-for-4 and scored two runs. Justin Treece and Conor Smith each went 2-for-4.

In the second game, Joplin, which outhit the Generals 9-3, scored the winning run in the top of the eighth inning.

Freeman pitched a complete game, walked two and struck out seven. Zack Steadman was 2-for-4 and scored a run, and Glaude, who played second base, was 1-for-2 and drove in two runs.

In Friday’s game between the two teams, Ozark defeated the Outlaws 6-3.

Ethan Mather was the starter and losing pitcher for Joplin. Bobby Bryan pitched four innings of one-hit relief. Kyle Dickens led the Outlaws at the plate with a 2-for-4 night.

The Outlaws return home for a doubleheader against St. Joseph at 6 p.m. Monday at Wendell Redden Stadium.

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