Camdenton blanks Dixon and Macks Creek loses heartbreaker to Humansville

Camdenton blanks Dixon in regular season finale

Camdenton hosted Dixon on the diamond Friday night in its reglar season finale and the Lakers did not disappoint, sending the Bulldogs home with a 10-0 shutout defeat.

Camdenton picked up an early run in the first inning and held that margin until adding three runs in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to make the advantage a little more comfortable before the final two runs in the sixth.

The bat of Shelby Webster led the Lakers with three of the team's 13 hits hits while Haley Wheat and Fayth Rakes put up two hits each. Webster drove in a team-leading four RBIs as well while Kylee More added two. In the circle, Haile Farris showed plenty of command allowing just a single hit over six innings while every other batter she faced was sent back to the dugout with a strikeout for a total of 17 on the night.

Camdenton (17-8, 9-0 Ozark Conference) will await the winner of the Waynesville and Springfield Central game in the Class 4 District 9 semifinals on Thursday at 1 p.m.

Macks Creek suffers heartbreaker in walk-off loss to Humansville

Macks Creek walked it off on Monday, but on Thursday the Humansville Lady Tigers did the same as the Lady Pirates fell by the score of 11-10. Macks Creek had built a 10-3 lead after five but were unable to hold on in the end. 

An intentional walk to Humansville's Abby Burrow and a walk of Ariel Culbertson would load the bases before Lacey Swearingen, batting for the second time in the inning, was beaned to push in the winning run.

"We did well offensively, but defensively tonight we weren't able to play a complete seven innings," Macks Creek coach Jason Trusty said. "We fell apart in the last two innings and gave this game away."

Shaylee Skinner started for the Lady Pirates and the pitcher received a no-decision in the contest. She worked the 5 1/3 innings of the contest, allowing six runs, two earned, on six hits while striking out two and walking three. Bethany Schmidt was tagged with the loss in relief. She worked an 1 1/3 innings, allowing five unearned runs on three hits while walking four, striking out one, and hitting one batter.

The Lady Pirates banged out 13 hits in the contest offensively, with nine of them coming from the top three spots in the lineup.

Madeline Phillips tripled, singled twice and score four runs. Jesse Willis collected three singles, an RBI and three runs scored. Skinner doubled and singled twice to go along with two RBIs. Bobbie Hilton singled, reached on a fielder's choice and had two RBIs. Cayltin Eidson doubled and scored. Kenzie Hicks doubled in two runs and scored once. Schmidt singled in a run and reached on a fielder's choice. Last but not least, Courtney Knight scored one run as a courtesy runner in the contest as well.

Macks Creek falls to 9-12 overall and 2-4 in PCL play. The Lady Pirates resume conference play on Monday with a game at Walnut Grove at 5 p.m.

Courtesy of Macks Creek School District