Camdenton gets by Hillcrest, Eldon falls to Iberia, Versailles comes up short to Cole Camp, Macks Creek topples Fair Play and Climax Springs falls to Stover
Camdenton gets by Hillcrest
Camdenton got the plays it needed Monday night.
The Lakers were visiting Hillcrest and after initially trailing 2-0, the visitors tied it up in the fourth and found the winning run in the top of the seventh on a Garrett Stamper RBI single.
Camdenton had six hits on the night as Andrew DiBello, who was the winning run, and Stamper produced two of them. Drake Miller and Brandon Pasley also managed to pick up RBIs.
Ethan Folks worked the first four innings on the hill and allowed five hits while walking and striking out three to go with two runs while Riley Stidham did the rest and allowed just two hits while striking out four.
Camdenton (13-8, 4-4 Ozark Conference) was scheduled to visit Helias on Tuesday and wrap the regular season up against Springfield Central on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Eldon falls to Iberia
Eldon visited Iberia Monday night and the Rangers had a little more offense in a 5-3 win over the Mustangs.
Landon Wall had two hits and an RBI to lead the Eldon bats, which finished with four hits on the night, and Dawson Brandt provided the other RBI.
Charlie Mays took the loss on the mound after 2 1/3 innings allowing three runs on four hits while walking and striking out one. Fisher Snelling worked 2 2/3 innings allowing two runs on five hits to go with two strikeouts and a walk and Brandt worked an inning striking out one.
Eldon (3-18, 2-5 Tri-County Conference) will now get ready for the first round of the Class 4 District 10 Tournament against Osage on Friday in Salem at 2 p.m.
Versailles comes up short to Cole Camp
Versailles hosted Cole Camp at the ballpark Monday night and the Tigers fell 6-1 after initially taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
Wyatt Espinosa and Andy Clemens had the only hits on the night for Versailles and Clemens had the lone RBI.
Kade Marriott worked 4 2/3 innings for the Tigers and allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts. Cole Wilson, Kaden McGinnis and Brayden Morrison all worked in relief.
Versailles (6-16, 0-7 Tri-County Conference) will now get ready for district play against California on Friday against the host Pintos at 6 p.m.
Macks Creek topples Fair Play
Macks Creek took on Fair Play Monday night and the Pirates quickly took care of business with an 18-0 shutout in four innings.
Macks Creek tallied 14 hits and the Pirates were led by the bats of Oscar Cortez and Hunter Lane that produced three hits each. Lane had three RBIs and Cortez drove in two runs of his own. Trever Smith also provided three RBIs in the offensive clinic.
Lane (3-3) picked up the win on the mound with three innings of work where he struck out seven walked four and did not allow a single hit.
"I was really impressed with the way that we came out offensively in the first inning tonight," Macks Creek skipper Jason Trusty said after his team put up eight runs in the first inning alone. "We were patient and put the ball in play and gave our starter a nice cushion before we stepped out on the field defensively."
Macks Creek (11-6, 5-2 Polk County League) is the two seed in the Class 1 District 8 Tournament and will await the winner of No. 4 Hermitage (4-10) and No. 5 Humansville (2-11) on May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Courtesy of Macks Creek School District
Climax Springs falls to Stover
Climax Springs visited Stover Monday night and the Cougars came home with a 19-4 defeat.
The night started off well as Climax Springs plated three runs in the first inning, but Stover answered back with eight runs of their own and that was more than enough as the game ended after three innings via the run rule.
Climax Springs produced three hits on the night from Jacob Bryant, Blake Baum and Jake Reed who produced an RBI along with Justus Duncan. Sam Cline and Reed pitched an inning each and the former pitcher allowed seven runs, none earned, on three hits, two strikeouts and a walk while the latter allowed 11 runs, four earned, on five hits, four walks and a strikeout. The Cougars also had eight errors in the contest.
Climax Springs (0-14) hosts Stoutland on Thursday in the regular season finale at 5 p.m.