May 6, 2014
The Sacred Heart Gremlins beat Green Ridge 9-2 in a Kaysinger Conference baseball game Tuesday for its 19th win in a row.
Brendan Volcko pitched six innings for the win, allowing a Tigers run in the first and another in the sixth and pitching four shutout innings in between.
Justin McCarthy took the loss for Green Ridge. He pitched four innings and allowed four earned runs on five hits and struck out two.
The Gremlins scored two in the second, two more in the third, three in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Ben Smeltzer was 3 for 4 at the plate for Sacred Heart with three singles and three runs scored. Caleb Tanguay was 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles. He drove in three runs. Mason Kelchner was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Axton Harding went 2 for 4 at the plate for Green Ridge with a single, a double and a run scored. Zac Callahan and Caleb Brown each went 1 for 4.
Green Ridge (8-7, 4-2 Kaysinger) will host Windsor on Thursday.
Sacred Heart (19-0) will host New Franklin at Liberty Park at 5 p.m. May 13.
Cole Camp 6, Lincoln 3
Cole Camp scored four runs in the top of the seventh to beat the Lincoln Cardinals 6-3 in a Kaysinger Conference baseball game Tuesday in Lincoln.
Corbin Mertgen struck out nine and walked two in six innings in the losing effort for the Cardinals.
Lincoln senior Devyn Strathman went 1 for 4 and drove in a pair of runs in his final home game.
No Cole Camp statistics were reported.
Lincoln 8, La Monte 2
The Northwest Mustangs beat La Monte 8-2 in a Kaysinger Conference baseball game Tuesday at La Monte.
Trey Green pitched a complete game for the win, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out 11.
Ryan Rafferty went 2 for 4 at the plate for the Mustangs and drove in two. Alex Brockman was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
Northwest (11-7) will visit Otterville on Friday.
La Monte (4-10) will visit Tipton today.
Higginsville 5, Knob Noster 4
Knob Noster lost its bid to tie Higginsville for the Missouri River Valley Conference East boys tennis championship with a 5-4 loss on Tuesday in Higginsville.
The Panthers lost a pair of matches on tiebreakers. Jacob Youngblood fell to Spencer Cooper in the No. 6 singles match on a 7-3 tiebreaker. In No. 2 doubles, Elijah Rhoad and Kyle Holcomb beat Knob Noster’s Jared Yates and John Abernathy in a 7-2 tiebreaker. Winning either of those tiebreakers would have won the match for Knob Noster.
The Panthers’ No. 1 singles player Kyle Zimmerschied fell to Kyle Taylor 8-3. Knob Noster’s Cole Lankford won the No. 2 singles match 8-3. Yates won his singles match 8-6 over Rhoad. Abernathy beat Holcomb in No. 4 singles. Seth Templeton fell to the Huskers’ Hank Beam 8-2 in No. 5 singles.
Zimmerschied and Lankford fell to Taylor and Matt Gibson 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, and the No. 3 doubles match went to Knob Noster’s Templeton and Garnett Williams 8-6.
“We played hard and took one of the best teams Higginsville has had to the limit,” said Knob Noster coach Scott Maple. “I’m proud of these guys.”
Knob Noster (12-2, 6-2 MRVCEast) will play in the conference tournament today.