LIBERAL, Mo. — Liberal’s Class 2 sectional baseball contest with Marion C. Early of Morrisville got started on Monday, but the weather forced a suspension.

The game will be restarted at 7 tonight at Joplin High School with Liberal leading 5-1 in the top of the fourth inning.

The Bulldogs led 2-1 in the third inning when Colby Selvey hit a two-run home run and Colten Slinker later added an RBI double.

After a lightning delay, and with rain on the way, the decision was made to suspend the game.


SEYMOUR, Mo.—Seymour halted Purdy’s 23-game winning streak, as the Tigers topped the Eagles 3-2 in a Class 2 sectional clash.

Seymour (19-7) now awaits the Liberal-Morrisville winner in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday.

Purdy was limited to three hits — one apiece by Clay Henderson, Osiel Aldava and Andy Aldaba.

Zane Brown was charged with the loss, but he allowed just three runs on four hits in six innings while striking out six.

Seymour’s Brady Brooke went 5 1/3 innings and gave up two runs on three hits while striking out eight. Carson Sturdefant pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and did not allow a hit to earn the win.

Down 2-0, Purdy tied the game with a two-run third.

Carl Hughlett walked and scored on Aldaba’s double to left field. Henderson’s run-scoring single tied the game.

Seymour went ahead for good in the sixth inning when Nathaniel Hosiner’s RBI double drove in Truman Hosiner.


NEVADA, Mo.—Sheldon’s season came to an abrupt end after a 12-5 setback to Weaubleau in a rain-shortened Class 1 sectional baseball contest at Lyons Stadium.

The Tigers (18-9) led 2-0 after two innings, but then added six more runs in the fourth inning to take a commanding lead.

Sheldon (7-7) managed to push across five runs by the sixth inning, but the rain forced a short delay before the game was called off and declared official since five innings had been completed.

Weaubleau awaits Walnut Grove in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.


VERONA, Mo. — Walnut Grove rallied late to knock off Verona 6-4 in a Class 1 sectional.

The game was tied at 4 after five innings when the Tigers (19-5) pushed across two runs in the top of the sixth, taking advantage of two walks, a bunt single and a pair of passed balls to score the go-ahead runs.

The Wildcats (14-4) managed just three hits, one apiece by Austin Valdez, Kolton Pinkly and Seth Freiburger, who hit an RBI double.

Caleb Hillhouse pitched five innings for Verona, allowing just one earned run on four hits while striking out nine.

Walnut Grove’s Ryan Keith allowed two runs on two hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Verona captured a district championship for the first time in program history.


Lamar’s Class 3 home sectional game with Blair Oaks was postponed and rescheduled for 5 tonight at Joplin High School.

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