After suffering a seven-inning 12-2 loss to Carl Junction onJune 6 at home, the McDonald County 16U baseball team swept a doubleheader at Aurora on June 7 to improve 4-5 for the season.
Cade Smith allowed one run in four innings to lead McDonald County to an 8-1 win in the first game at Aurora. Koby McAlister pitched a scoreless fifth.
Smith had a pair of doubles while Omar Manuel and Sampson Boles had two singles each to lead the offense. Kammeron Hopkins, Colliar Gottfried and Cory Creason had doubles while McAlister and Jackson Behm each chipped in with a single.
McDonald County claimed a 5-0 win in the second game behind the pitching of McAlister, Hopkins and Nolan Baisch. McAlister went the first inning while Hopkins and Baisch pitched two scoreless innings each.
Leading the offense were Hopkins with a double and a single and Boles and Behm, each with singles.
Carl Junction broke open a 4-1 game with four runs in the fourth and fifth innings on the way to a 12-2 win.
Ethan Francisco took the loss, allowing 12 runs in four plus innings. Baisch came in the fifth and got the final three outs of the inning. Baisch also shutout Carl Junction in the sixth before Rendon Lane struck out two and walked one without allowing a hit in the seventh.
McDonald County scored a run in the third when Cresason was hit by a pitch and came around to score on a single by Lane and an error.
McDonald County's other run came in the seventh on a triple by Lane and an error.
Creason's single in the fourth inning was McDonald County's only other hit in addition to the two safeties by Lane.
McDonald County hosted Aurora on June 12 and Neosho on June 13 before entering the Grove 16U Baseball Tournament set for June 17-18.Sports on 06/15/2017
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