Monett scored three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to pull out a 12-11 win over the McDonald County 16U baseball team to give Monett a sweep of a doubleheader played June 12 in Monett.
McDonald County entered the fifth inning of the second game, trailing 6-5, but scored four runs on two hits, three walks and a two-run error.
Sampson Boles led off the inning with a triple and scored the tying run on a groundout by Levi Helm. Bo Leach walked and scored the go-ahead run on a double by Wyatt Jordan. Walks to Ethan Francisco and Ethan Lett loaded the bases with two out. Colton Ruddick then hit a ground ball to third base that was thrown away, giving McDonald County a 9-6 lead.
But Monett tied the game in the bottom half of the inning on a walk, four hits and a hit by pitch off of Boles and Jordan to send the game into extra innings.
In the top of the sixth, with a runner (Ruddick) placed on second to start the inning, Cole Martin singled to put runners on first and third. With one out, Helm walked to load the bases. With two out, Ruddick scored from third on a wild pitch, with Martin following him home when the throw from the catcher to the pitcher covering the plate got loose.
But Monett again answered in the bottom half of the inning, this time scoring three runs for the win, including a walk-off double that drove in the tying and winning runs.
Leach started and worked two innings before Boles and Jordan finished.
Martin and Lett had two hits, while Boles, Leach, Jordan and Cory Creason had one each.
In the first game, Monett scored three runs in the first inning and went on to claim a 7-3 win.
Ethan Francisco went three innings before Wade Rickman worked the fourth.
Martin, Boles and Jordan had two hits each, while Leach had one to lead the offense.
McDonald County is at Neosho on June 14 before traveling to the Fort Scott 16U Baseball Tournament on June 15-17.Sports on 06/14/2018
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