MINK League baseball: Nevada leapfrogs Bombers in South

July 22, 2013

The Sedalia Bombers and Nevada Griffons flip-flopped positions Sunday night in the tight MINK League South Division standings.

The Bombers, who entered the day one-half game ahead of Nevada, lost 10-1 to North champion Clarinda in Clarinda, Iowa.

Nevada beat Joplin 7-6 Sunday night to take a one-half game lead with two games to play.

Nevada (24-16) will host the Ozark Generals at 7 p.m. today.

The Bombers (24-17) and Nevada will square off at 7 p.m. Tuesday with the division championship on the line in both teams’ regular-season finale.

The Sedalia-Nevada game scheduled for Saturday night was rained out.

The A’s, of Clarinda, built a 10-0 lead before the Bombers scratched out a run in the seventh.

Clarinda did most of its damage against starter Peter Fairbanks, who allowed eight runs — on three hits — with eight hits, two walks and three strikeouts in five innings.

Sedalia committed  three errors in the game.

The A’s scored four runs in the third to take a 5-0 lead, and three in the fifth and two in the sixth to go ahead 10-0.

Steven Rodriguez pitched around a hit in the fourth and struck out one to achieve the victory.

The Bombers had only four hits with Cody Webster tallying two of them.