From staff reports
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —
Joplin and Glendale combined for 36 runs, 33 hits and 10 pitchers in an Ozark Conference prep baseball game on Tuesday at Don Provance Field.
The Eagles, lifted by a 10-run third inning, snapped a four-game skid by beating the Falcons 19-17.
Joplin (12-10, 4-4) visits Ozark at 4:30 p.m. today for a nonconference game.
Colton Johnson had four hits and as many RBI to lead a 16-hit attack for Joplin. His hits included a double and triple.
Five players had two hits for the Eagles — winning pitcher Adam St. Peter, Nate Brummer, Chris Leonardi, Brett Graham and Gavin Jones. Jones’ bases-loaded triple keyed the big third and Graham also had three RBI. St. Peter added two RBI.
Gem for Shaw Robertson
Robertson, a senior left-hander, tossed a five-inning no-hitter as McAuley Catholic defeated Lockwood 11-0 at the Joplin Athletic Complex.
Robertson, who walked one, struck out 11 to hike his season whiff total to 99 in 41 innings.
McAuley (4-7) received three hits from Adam Robertson (Shaw’s brother), 3-for-3 from Cole Lowry and two hits from Anthony Bertoncino. The Robertsons each had three RBI and Bertoncino a pair.
Exeter visits the third-seeded Warriors at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Class 1 District 6 Tournament.
Kickapoo 7, Webb City 4
WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs garnered 10 hits in spoiling “Senior Night” for the Cardinals at Barnes Field.
The Cardinals, 6-16 with the nonconference loss, had seven hits with the seniors doing the honors — Seth Watkins (3), Austin White (2), Kyler Crane and Jay Roderique. Watkins and Crane had RBI.
Jake Smith had two hits and two RBI for the Chiefs. Winning hurler Logan Wiley, a right-hander, joined Hunter Kniepfel with two hits.
Webb City is at Nixa at 4 p.m. today for a COC Large Division game.
Carl Junction 8, Nixa 5
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — A three-run sixth inning helped the Bulldogs beat Nixa.
Holding a 5-4 lead, Carl Junction added some insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. With two outs, the Bulldogs received a single from Nathan Landis, doubles from Branche McGriff and Tyler Armentrout and a two-RBI single from Kurtlin Hulette to extend the lead to 8-4.
Carl Junction (10-13) limited Nixa to one run in the top of the seventh.
McGriff, Armentrout, Hulette and Nathan Doyle led the Bulldogs with two hits each. Hulette knocked in four runs.
Armentrout pitched six solid innings before being relieved by Ethan Hatfield in the seventh.
Carl Junction will be at home against St. Mary’s-Colgan at 3:30 p.m. today.
Diamond 10, College Heights 0
DIAMOND, Mo. — Diamond’s Ryan Jinks was 3-for-3 with a double as the Wildcats beat the College Heights Cougars in six innings.
Diamond pitcher Jordan Divine limited College Heights to four hits.
Diamond registered 10 hits with Zach Renfro and Brodie Bien each going 2-for-3. One of Renfro’s hits was a double.
The Wildcats finished the regular season 17-6 overall and 6-2 in the Spring River Valley Conference. Diamond faces Sarcoxie at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Class 3 District 11 tournament at Clever.
College Heights plays Adrian at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Class 2, District 14 tournament at Archie.
Joplin 6, Neosho 0
The Eagles cruised past the Wildcats in the Class 2, District 12 semifinals on Tuesday at the Joplin Athletic Complex.
Joplin’s Jeremy Lynn, Luke Frogge, Edran Ali and Brooks Butler each won their singles matches 6-0, 6-0. Sam Willcoxon and Ducan Ford won singles matches 6-0, 6-1.
The Eagles improved to 15-3 on the season and will face Carthage at 4 p.m. today at the Joplin Athletic Complex in the district team finals.
Thomas Jefferson beat visiting Monett 5-3 in a semifinal of the Class 1 District 11 team competition.
No. 1 seed Carl Junction, a 5-1 winner against Mount Vernon, and the second-seeded Bulldogs meet at 3:30 p.m. today for the championship in the Millennium.
Thomas Jefferson and Carl Junction will be meeting this season for the first time.
Thomas Jefferson, 7-2 in duals, previously had defeated Monett 8-1.
But the Cubs’ Jake Ridings beat Frank Cascone 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles and joined with Andrew Gilliam to stop Cascone-Preston Carpenter 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.
Carpenter, John Burnett, Joe Scott and Levi Vasquez won in singles for the Cavaliers and Burnett-Scott won in doubles. George Fulton also won in singles for Monett.
Joplin 1, McAuley 0
Anna Banwart scored with five minutes left as Joplin defeated McAuley Catholic at Junge Field.
Joplin outshot McAuley 6-5. Banwart got the ball 35-40 yards from the goal, dribbled for 15 yards from the goal and kicked it into the net, said Joplin head coach Ed Miller.
“We possessed the ball in the middle of the field a little more,” Miller said. “We got to the offensive third and lost the ball, but for the most part it was a good game.”
Aurora qualifies three for state
MARSHFIELD, Mo. — Aurora advanced three players to next week’s Class 3 state meet in Sedalia.
Sullivan won the Class 3 sectional on Monday at Marshfield Country Club with a team score of 305. West Plains was second with a 318. Aurora was third with a 327.
Marshfield’s Clayton Moles won individual honors with a par-70.
Aurora’s Jordan Fronabarger (77), Josh Fronabarger (79) and Grant Seifried (79) all qualified for state individually.
Webb City’s Colton Craig was one shot off the cut with an 11-over 81. Carl Junction’s Andrew Reed and Nicolas Smith shot 83 and 85, respectively.
The Class 3 state meet will be Monday and Tuesday at Sedalia Country Club.