Area Roundup: C-M baseball climbs above .500
The Tigerhawks of Colfax-Mingo (13-12) hosted Melcher-Dallas (4-9) on Tuesday, and the home team came away victorious, 12-3.
The Tigerhawks jumped out in front of the Saints early, scoring eight runs in the first four innings.
A four-spot in the sixth inning sealed the deal for the Tigerhawks, who won going away.
Tim Blood pitched three hitless innings to record the win for C-M. He surrendered one unearned run.
Juan Gonzales pitched two scoreless innings, striking out five Saints in the process. Senior Austin Yoakum pitched the remaining two frames, giving up two runs and striking out four batters.
Three C-M batters had three hits on the day. Connor Hainer had two doubles, two runs scored, four RBI and a home run. Jake Alexander had two runs scored, two RBI and a home run. Yoakum had three singles and scored a run.
Blood went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and three runs scored to go along with an RBI and a stolen base.
C-M baseball beats Jefferson, 9-5
The Tigerhawks of Colfax-Mingo traveled to Jefferson on Tuesday to take on the Greene County softball team. C-M got behind 3-0 early, but a five-run fifth inning gave the Tigerhawks the lead for good.
The fifth inning rally started with a one out single by Alivia Haley. Rylee Thompson singled, and Sydney Fahrney walked to load the bases. Erin Earles singled to drive in a run and reload the bases. Amy Russell doubled to plate two more runs for C-M. Jade Lewis laid down a bunt single to score two more.
Russell got the victory, pitching seven innings while giving up eight hits and two walks.
“I was very concerned after the first four innings, and we looked lethargic at the plate. We looked like an entirely different team the last three innings. It is always tough to get a win in Jefferson and to beat them twice this year is a nice compliment to our girls.”
Mustangs shut out by Tigers
In a continuation of a game suspended a few weeks back, Gilbert (11-5) took down the Prairie City-Monroe Mustangs (12-10), 6-0.
The game was restarted in the second inning with the Tigers ahead, 2-0. Gilbert compiled two innings of two runs each and held the Mustangs scoreless in the process to win the game.
Ethan Kain recorded the loss for the Mustangs. He pitched one innings, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk. Austin Brown came in to pitch the middle three innings, surrendering four runs on two hits and a walk. Brown also struck out four Tiger batters. Keith Timmons pitched the final two innings, giving up no runs on two hits.
The Mustangs recorded four hits on the day — all singles. Those hits belonged to Clay Cooper, Kain, Alex DeWitte and Zach Uhlenhopp. Kain also stole a base and walked.