PREP ROUNDUP - 16 locals qualify for state golf tournament
The Tipton boys golf team advanced to state for at least the fifth straight season Monday, winning the Class 1, District 6, tournament at Marshall.
The Cardinals posted three of the top four scores en route to a 329, 13 shots better than second-place Sacred Heart.
Green Ridge was third with 373, Concordia fourth with 400, Stover fifth with 415, Lincoln sixth with 417 and Smithton 10th with 487.
Tipton’s Devan Bestgen won the individual title with a 74. Kevin Hunolt was third with 82, David Romig tied for fourth with 83, Trey Allison was 15th with 90, and Andrew Huhmann tied for 18th with 94.
The Gremlins will send four players to the state tournament, so they still have a shot at winning the state title. The top 10 scores not on the qualifying team advance to state. A team must have at least four players qualify to compete as a team.
Jacob Dey placed second with an 80, Max Stewart and Aaron Dickey tied for 10th with 87, and Jaron Lucchesi was 13th with 88.
Two golfers from Green Ridge and Windsor qualified for state.
From Green Ridge. Kendall Chamberlain tied for fourth with an 83, and Matt Lenz tied for sixth with an 84. From Windsor, Josh Sadler tied for sixth with an 84 and James Wallenbeck tied forth 10th with an 87.
Concordia’s Kyle Becker and Stover’s Buster Braun tied for eighth with 86 to qualify for the state meet, which will be May 14 and 15 at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield.
Jacob Bancroft paced Lincoln with a 91, which tied him for 16th. Cody Williams led Smithton with a 94, which tied him for 17th.
Freshman Jacob Burkholder qualified for the state boys golf tournament Monday at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club near New Bloomfield.
He shot 78, which was the cutoff score for state qualifiers, at the Class 4, District 5, tournament. The top 10 players not on the state qualifying team advanced to the state tournament May 14 and 15 at Fremont Hills Country Club in Springfield.
Smith-Cotton finished with a 334. Jamie Newman shot an 80, Nick Banner 88, Chantz Steele 88 and Michael Grapes 100.
Jefferson City won the team title with a 303.
Cole Camp 11, Sacred Heart 1
The Cole Camp baseball team handed defending Class 1 state champion its third straight loss Monday at Liberty Park Stadium.
The Bluebirds scored six runs in the third and five more in the fifth, as they improved to 9-4.
Sacred Heart beat the Bluebirds in the championship game of the conference tournament on Friday night before losing back-to-back games at the Liberty Park Bash on Saturday.
Caleb Eckhoff was the winning pitcher. He gave up one runs on five hits with one strikeout and two walks in five innings.
Jacob Harlan took the loss. He permitted 11 runs — nine earned — on nine hits with one strikeout and eight walks in 3 2/3 innings.
Garrett Gilbert went 3-for-4 for Cole Camp. Eckhoff drove home two runs.
Five different Sacred Heart players had one hit each.
Northwest 14, Smithton 3
The Northwest baseball team blew open a close game with 10 runs in the final three innings of the rain-delayed Kaysinger Conference third-place game Monday at Smithton.
Ian Wiskur hit a first-inning grand slam for Northwest, but Smithton battled back with one run in the second and two in the third.
The Mustangs followed with two runs in the fourth, three in the fifth and five in the sixth when the game was called because of the mercy rule.
Trevor Cunningham, Zach Crooker, Jordan Fowler, Mark McDonald and Wiskur had two hits each for the Mustangs.
Ron Ransburgh hit an insidethe-park home run and had two RBIs. Crooker and Wiskur finished with a team-high four RBIs. Fowler and Luke Simmons drove home two runs each for Northwest.
Wiskur (4-2) permitted three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and two walks in six innings.
Andy Rowlette took the loss. He gave up 14 runs on 10 hits with two strikeouts and three walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Tyler Miyashiro went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Smithton.
Tipton 12, Otterville 1
Joe Lincoln went 3-for-3 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs Monday to lead the Tipton baseball team to an easy victory at Tipton.
The Cardinals (10-6) scored 10 runs in the third inning to take control.
Keil Allison, Fredrick Franken and Cody Mullins added two hits each for Tipton.
Seth Pardoe paced Otterville with two doubles and an RBI.
Tanner Edwards (4-1) allowed one run on two hits with four strikeouts and no walks in five innings.
Trenton Phillips took the loss. He gave up 12 runs on 12 hits in four innings.
St. Paul Lutheran 10,
Green Ridge 0
The St. Paul Lutheran baseball team scored four runs before Green Ridge came to bat Monday at Green Ridge.
The Saints added two runs in the third, one in the fourth and three in the seventh.
St. Paul had only six hits, as only four of its runs were earned.
Tyler Bredehoeft went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Tyler Matlin went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Saints.
Josh Brown was the winning pitcher. He allowed three hits and three hit batsmen while striking out two in seven innings.
Shane Borgmeyer took the loss. He allowed 10 runs — four earned — on six hits with three strikeouts and no walks in seven innings.
Borgmeyer paced Green Ridge (5-3) with two hits.
Warsaw 4, Osage 2
The Warsaw Wildcats scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings Monday, giving pitcher Tyler Burke just enough support to win the Tri-County Conference baseball game at Warsaw.
Burke (2-1) allowed two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in five innings.
Kody Redwing struck out one in two hitless innings to earn the save.
Jordan Wright went 2-for-3 with a triple, and Cole Kreisel went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Warsaw, which improved to 5-5 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
Sacred Heart 13, Cole Camp 2
The Sacred Heart softball team scored 11 runs in the third inning Monday en route to a Kaysinger Conference victory at Centennial Park.
Kelcey Baldwin, Laura Honn, Liz Taylor and Shawna Wittrock had two hits apiece for the Gremlins, who improved to 8-2.
Rachel Fischer was the winning pitcher. She gave up two runs on three hits with five strikeouts and four walks in 2 2/3 innings.
La Monte 16, Lincoln 6
The La Monte softball team stole 21 bases Monday night en route to a Kaysinger Conference victory at La Monte.
Rochelle Lazenby led the Lady Vikings with five stolen bases. Every player but one swiped a base.
Caitlin Holt had three hits including an inside-the-park home run for La Monte, which improved to 4-6. Chante Holcombe had two triples.
Laura Close was the winning pitcher. She allowed six runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks in five innings. Rachel Young took the loss.
Shyanne Swearingin doubled for Lincoln.
Green Ridge 10,
St. Paul Lutheran 0
Green Ridge’s Erin Larimore went 3-for-4 and Brittney Thomas pitched a three-hitter Monday in a softball game at Green Ridge.
Thomas struck out six and walked three in six innings.
Sam Malone went 2-for-3 with a double. Sara Hampton went 2-for-4, and Amber Thomas went 2 for-4 with a double for Green Ridge. Larimore, Malone and Hampton scored two runs each.
Green Ridge (4-4) scored three runs in the first, five in the third and two in the sixth.
Lexington 7, Knob Noster 2
Jared Grimsley and Conor Krause secured the Knob Noster boys tennis team’s only victories Monday at Lexington.
Grimsley beat Andrew Earnest by default. Earnest had temper issues, according to Knob Noster coach David Robinson.
Krause beat Matt Zumwalt 8-2.
In other singles matches, Ryan Barker beat Rodney Crowley 8-2, Brandon Banasik beat Aaron Bolton 8-4, Manoj John beat Ryan Brito 8-5 and Logan Welch beat Alex Ake 8-0.
In doubles, Barker-Banasik beat Crowley-Bolton 8-2, Earnest-John beat Grimsley- Brito 8-5 and Zumwalt-Welch beat Krause-Ake 8-5.
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