The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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March 30, 2013

Prep roundup: Pryor slips past Joplin 6-5

PRYOR, Okla. — Pryor, although decisively outhit, beat the Joplin High School baseball team 6-5 for seventh place in the annual Tiger/Zebra Classic on Saturday.

The Eagles, 1-3 in the tourney, fell to 2-4 overall entering Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. home varsity-junior varsity doubleheader against Nixa.

Said Joplin coach Kirk Harryman: “We had 11 hits (to Pryor’s five) and their shortstop (Tiger Anthony Martinez) probably took away three more hits with his defense.

“I really believe we improved during the tournament despite our 1-3 record,” Harryman said. “I’m pleased with the way we’re swinging the bats.

“The 1-3 effort also tells us we have to work on a lot of things,” Harryman said. “We also left 10 runners on base.”

A four-run third inning by the Tigers was highlighted by Brennon Barth’s home run.

Nate Brummer, whose double drove in three runs in the second inning, had three hits for the Eagles. Adding two hits apiece were Brett Graham (both doubles), Colton Johnson and Chris Leonardi.

Bentonville 6, Webb City 3

BENTONVILLE, Ark, — The Cardinals mustered only three hits in the nonconference loss on Friday night.

Bentonville, which jumped in front 3-0, received two hits and two RBI from Cody Scroggins. Freshman right-hander Carter Brown worked four innings to claim the mound decision.

Webb City, which was led by Austin White’s two singles, scored in the third inning on a walk to Jay Roderique, a single by White and a fielder’s choice grounder by Seth Watkins. Gunnar Friend walked in the fourth inning and eventually scored on an error.

The Cardinals, 1-4, had their home game with Carl Junction on Saturday postponed by rain and wet grounds. The Cardinals are scheduled to play Nevada at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Carthage Bill O’Dell Tournament.

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