Camdenton holds on in district semifinals against Jefferson City, Eldon ends season with loss to Marshfield and Climax Springs falls to Wheatland in first round of districts

Camdenton holds on in district semifinals against Jefferson City

Camdenton has been busy taking down the higher seeds in the Class 5 District 9 Tournament.

After the fifth-seeded Lakers took care of No. 4 Smith-Cotton on Friday, the purple and gold were back in business in the district semifinals on Monday and took down one of the biggest fish in the pond in top-seeded Jefferson City. Camdenton had built up a six-run lead by the sixth inning, but the Jays did not go quietly scoring five runs in the seventh before the Lakers collected the last out in a 6-5 win that sent the club to the district title game.

Camdenton broke the deadlock in the fourth inning with an RBI from Garrett Stamper and sacrifice fly RBI from Cole Linch to make it 2-0. Thankfully, that was not the end of the Laker bats as an RBI walk from Dylan Thompson started the scoring in the sixth and was followed by a 2-RBI single from Drake Miller and Riley Stidham RBI single. All the runs in the sixth came with two outs.

Camdenton put up nine total hits as Miller, Stidham and Preston Crabtree provided two hits each.

Ethan Folks got the start and win on the hill after six innings of work allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits while walking and striking out two. Stidham picked up the save in relief in the final inning allowing one run off one hit and two walks. The Jays had the tying run on third and winning run on second when the winning run was picked off for the final out.

Camdenton (16-9) was scheduled to face No. 3 Rolla (13-11) in the district title game Tuesday night in Waynesville.

Eldon ends season with loss to Marshfield

Eldon took on top-seeded Marshfield in the district semifinals of the Class 4 District 10 Tournament in Salem on Monday and the fifth-seeded Mustangs were delivered a 10-0 defeat in six innings to bring the season to a conclusion.

Marshfield built up a 7-0 lead after the first three innings and Eldon was held to just three hits on the night from Charlie Mays, Chase Fitzpatrick and Clayton Moore. Dawson Brandt got the start on the mound and took the loss after four innings of work allowing eight runs, seven earned, on 11 hits while walking four. Mays worked the final 1 2/3 innings allowing two runs on three hits with three walks and a strikeout.

Eldon wraps up 2019 with a record of 4-19.

Climax Springs falls to Wheatland in first round of districts

Climax Springs was the sixth seed in the opening round of the Class 1 District 8 Tournament in Wheatland Monday night against the host Mules and the Cougars fell to the third seed 14-3 in five innings.

Blake Baum had three of Climax Springs’ five hits and an RBI while Jacob Bryant and Jake Reed also had hits. Reed took the loss on the mound after 1 2/3 innings allowing seven runs, one earned, on one hit with four strikeouts and five walks. Bryant, Sam Cline and Owen Plott did the rest in relief as six errors also hurt the Cougars’ efforts.

Climax Springs finishes the year 0-15.