The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 6, 2013

Prep roundup: Joplin wins twice at Red and Blue Classic

The Joplin Globe

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —  Adam St. Peter and Tristan Ash were solid on the mound and Brett Graham had a monstrous day at the plate as Joplin won twice more at the Red and Blue Classic on Saturday.

The Eagles (7-4) stayed hot at the plate and finished 4-0 at the Classic to share the title with Glendale. Joplin rolled past Rolla 12-1 before beating Kickapoo 12-4.

Graham was 5-for-8 with nine RBI, three home runs and a double in the two games. He went deep twice against Rolla before hitting a grand slam against Kickapoo.

Graham led a Joplin charge that accounted for a combined 24 runs on 26 hits.

“Brett swung the bat really, really well today,” Joplin coach Kirk Harryman said. “I was really pleased with the way we swung the bats as a team.”

Colton Johnson was 4-for-6 with five RBI on the day. Graham, Nate Brummer and Chris Leonardi each hit homers and had three hits in the opener.

St. Peter dazzled against Rolla. The senior right-hander struck out nine in a six-inning, two-hit performance. He walked three.

Ash scattered eight hits against Kickapoo and allowed single runs in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings, but just one of those runs was earned. The Eagles committed six errors against Kickapoo.

“We pitched well and swung the bats well,” Harryman said. “We just have to clean it up defensively.”

The Eagles are off until Friday, when they host Parkview in an Ozark Conference game.


Joplin goes 2-1

OZARK, Mo. — The Eagles finished second to Republic in the their pool of the Ozark Tournament.

Republic nipped the Eagles 2-1 on Friday before they bounced back on Saturday with shutouts against Lebanon (2-0) and Monett (10-0).

Republic’s Sierra Casagrand had an unassisted goal with 20 minutes left to clip the Eagles on Friday.

Maggie Miller and Anna Banwart had the Joplin goals against Lebanon. Megan Rowe logged five saves.

Miller, Kate Beckham, Chelsea Nimmo, Cailyn Barnett and Cortney Krolman had first-half goals against Monett. Goals in the second half came from Miller (2), Banwart, Melissa England and Maddie Bollin.

Joplin, 3-4 overall, resumes by visiting Springfield Central at 5 p.m. on Monday in Harrison Stadium.

Carl Junction wins pool

OZARK, Mo. — Carl Junction completed its domination of the Ozark Tournament’s Black Pool by beating Rogersville 5-0 and Neosho 7-0.

The Bulldogs (5-3) won their three tournament matches by a combined 22-0 score.

Callie Degani scored two goals against Rogersville and registered a hat track against Neosho. She also had one assist in each match.

Anissa Williams, Taylor Beck and Sydney Solberg scored one goal apiece against Rogersville.

Solberg added two more goals against Neosho, both assisted by Williams. Beck and Williams scored one goal each.

The Bulldogs outshot Rogersville 20-3 and Neosho 11-0. Carl Junction goalie Jalee Dollarhide had one save against Rogersville, and Wildcats keeper Linessa Campbell stopped 15 shots.

Neosho goalkeeper Matty Liedtke made four stops.

Carl Junction return to action at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Webb City.