From staff reports
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. —
Carl Junction scored five runs in the first inning and defeated Aurora 9-0 in a Big 8 Conference baseball game on Tuesday afternoon.
Ethan Hatfield, Levi Babb, Branche McGriff and Tyler Armentrout each had two hits and two runs batted in for the Bulldogs. McGriff drove in a run with a single and Hatfield had a two-run single in the first inning.
Dalton Cloven, who tossed a three-hitter, had two walks and four strikeouts.
“He really did a great job of throwing strikes, great job,” said Carl Junction head coach Flave Darnell.
McAuley 10, Southwest 0
WASHBURN, Mo. — Shaw Robertson pitched a two-hitter as the McAuley Catholic Warriors toppled Southwest.
Robertson struck out eight, while allowing no walks in the five-inning game.
McAuley supported Robertson with 14 hits. Anthony Bertoncino led the way by going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Nick Wear was 3-for-4, and Robertson helped his cause by going 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI.
The Warriors improved to 1-2 and will be at home against Exeter on Thursday.
Webb City 5, Willard 4
WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Cardinals, opening their Central Ozark Conference Large Division schedule, were sparked on the mound and at the plate by Cade Crouch.
Crouch, a junior right-hander, allowed five hits in six innings for the victory and had two hits and three runs batted in. Sophomore right-hander Ben Jones notched the save.
Crouch also was backed by Austin White (three hits, one run scored) and Tyler Davison (two hits).
Keaton Presley rapped a two-run double for Willard.
Joplin wins triangular
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Nick Yuhas and Griffen Locke carded a 37 and 39, respectively, to lead the Eagles past Carthage and Webb City on Tuesday at the Carthage Municipal Golf Course.
Joplin finished with a 161 total, nine shots ahead of the host Tigers, and Webb City shot 194.
Mason Farleigh and Carson Trent shot 40 and 41, respectively, for Carthage. Colton Craig led Webb City with a 41.
All three teams are back at Carthage next Monday for the Sonic Drive Inn Invitational.
Phillip Roller and Devan Keeler shot a 43 and 44, respectively, as Purdy captured top team honors with a 200 in a nine-hole match at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club.
Thomas Jefferson and College Heights tied for second at 214. Noah Wells led the Cavaliers with a 49. Cole McAlester paced the Cougars with a 45, while Josh Brehm shot a 49.
Bulldogs win tiebreaker
MONETT, Mo. — The Carl Junction Bulldogs won the tiebreaker to edge Aurora at the Windmill Ridge Golf Course.
Carl Junction and Aurora both shot four-man scores of 162 during the nine-hole competition, but Dillan Whistler’s No. 5 score of 44 bested Aurora’s Clayton Sumners (51) to break the tie.
The Bulldogs were led by 39s from Andrew Reed and Kris Bird. Nic Smith shot a 41, and Matt Wilson turned in a 43.
Aurora’s Grant Seifried led all golfers with a 38. Jordan Fronabarger recorded a 39 and Josh Fronabarger registered a 41.
Cassville shot 181 and was led by Parker Skinner and Will LeCompte with 43s. Kelly Seitz shot 42 for Monett, which had a 195 total.
BOLIVAR, Mo. — Nevada’s Andrew Quitno and Levi Palmer tied for eighth place with 80s during the Bolivar Invitational on Monday at Silo Ridge Golf Course.
Bolivar edged Republic 322-325 for team honors. Cassville took sixth place with 356, Nevada eighth with 363, Carl Junciton ninth with 367 and Webb City and Neosho tied for 10th with 373.
Webb City’s Colton Craig and Cassville’s Parker Skinner shot 82s to tie for 13th. Ryan Kelly shot 84 for Neosho, and Andrew Reed led Carl Junction with 87.
Joplin 2, Parkview 1
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Tara LaNear scored in overtime as Joplin defeated Parkview in an Ozark Conference match.
The two teams played a scoreless first half. Joplin scored first on a goal by Claire Cox with an assist from Kate Beckham, then Parkview tied the score on a goal by Becca Shivers.
“I thought we played a pretty good first half. We had the wind in the first half,” said Joplin head coach Ed Miller. “Tara broke loose. She fought for the ball in the box, she pushed the ball forward, she had about three defenders on her and she finished it.”
Carl Junction 9, Monett 0
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Callie Begani and Sydney Solberg scored two goals apiece as Carl Junction defeated Monett.
Anissa Williams scored a goal and had three assists, and Solberg also had two assists in addition to her goals.
Katie Wiele, Taylor Beck, Kylie Roach and Cara Perkins also scored.
Thomas Jefferson 6, Mount Vernon 3
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — The Mountaineers’ Jarod Davis defeated Frank Cascone 8-4 at No. 1 singles and joined with Ezra Emerson to beat Cascone-Presron Carpenter 8-1 at No. 1 doubles.
But the Cavaliers wound up winning two of three doubles matches and four of six singles to prevail.
Carpenter, John Burnett, Joe Scott and Levi Vasquez won in singles for the Cavs. Burnett-Scott and Vasquez-Joseph won in doubles.
Robert Williams also won in singles for Mount Vernon.
Carl Junction 8, Nevada 1
NEVADA, Mo. — The Bulldogs, with Ben Coltharp beating Andrew Arneson 8-3 at No. 1 singles, hiked their dual record to 5-0.
Andy Gloshen, Jensen Smith, Matt Casper, Clayton Sloniker and Brandon Weston also won in singles for Carl Junction. The doubles teams of Gloshen-Coltharp and Sloniker-Weston also won.
Nevada received its victory from the No. 2 doubles team of Skyler Crews and Andrei Ziabchenko.