DAR ROUNDUP: Poplar Bluff uses 7-run inning to beat Naylor
Shelby Sievers hit her fourth home run of the season and doubled while Adrienne Stucker struck out a season-high 10 in Poplar Bluff's 13-1 win in five innings Thursday.
Audrey Lack was 2 for 2 with three RBIs while Calli Gerber drove in a pair of runs for the Mules (11-4). Brylee Misner had a triple among her two hits, Savannah Hicks and Adrienne Stucker each doubled as seven different batters drove in a run.
Callee Pickrell had two of Naylor's three hits, a home run in the bottom of the first to cut Poplar Bluff's lead to 3-1, and a double. Maddy Cagle had the other hit for the Eagles (5-6).
The Mules led 5-1 until a seven-run third inning that featured a two-run homer by Sievers. Misner followed with a triple and scored on a groundout by Gerber for a 12-1 lead. Stucker started the rally with a one-out double before Emma Johnson, Jordyn Caldwell, and Abby Gregory each singled. Lack followed with a bases-clearing double and scored when Sievers took an 0-2 pitch over the left-field wall.
Van Buren 3, Chaffee 2
Jalynn Morgan blasted a triple and Courtney Tripp hit a double as the Lady Dawgs snuck past their district rivals at Three Rivers College.
Tripp was 2 for 3 with an RBI while Jennifer Morey drove in a run and walked for Van Buren (7-3). Morgan struck out three walked two and allowed an earned run on five hits in a complete game.
Twin Rivers 7, Neelyville 5
Brittany Williams drove in a pair of runs while Bella Galloway and Abbey Hester doubled to help the Lady Royals pick up their first win over the Lady Tigers.
Williams and Madison Chavez both went 2 for 4 with an RBI while Hester was 2 for 5. Madison Lampe and Hannah Eddy each added a hit.
Allie Kacynski struck out six and walked four to get the win in the circle for Twin Rivers (1-6, 1-3 OFC).
Neelyville 15, Twin Rivers 5
The Tigers jumped on their Ozark Foothills Conference rivals early to pick up their fifth straight win at home.
Wyatt Moon, Austin Ennis and Noah Burton each doubled. Moon and Nathan Akers finished with a game-high 3 RBIS while Burton and Ennis chipped in one apiece. Parker Jeffries drove in two runs and Tyler Lowe went 2 for 3 at the plate for Neelyville (8-2, 3-1 OFC).
Jackson Siebert, Jamie Robards, Preston Martin and Kyle LeGrand each had an RBI for Twin Rivers (4-4, 1-2).
West County 6, Clearwater 4
Despite a pair of doubles from Heath Ayers and Gage Keller, the Tigers' comeback attempt fell short as the Bulldogs dealt Clearwater its first loss of the season on the road.
Jesse Holmes, Tanner Wilkins and Gage Keller each had an RBI for Clerawater (5-1). Fynn Cooper went 5 2/3 innings, giving up six runs (one earned) on four hits. He struck out eight and walked six in the loss.
Bloomfield 7, Senath 1
Dalton Phillips struck out nine over six innings with three hits and six walks against as the Wildcats picked up their first win.
Dalton Phillips was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI for Bloomfield (1-8). Brandon Siler, Nick Carter and Aron Menley all had a hit and scored. Dustin Debeaux and Menly also had an RBI.
Bloomfield 2, Cape Central 0 (25-11, 25-5)
Bailey Below led the Lady Wildcats (5-1) with 12 kills and three blocks. Jewell Chism, Nicole Roper and Kaley Roper each had three aces. Lilly Warrick added five kills and four digs while Cayla Mayberry got three blocks and two kills.
Notre Dame 9, Poplar Bluff 0
The Mules were swept for the second time in as many days.
Sara Holland lost her top-seeded match 8-1 while Kaitlyn Lloyd and Annaleese Williams also lost by the same score. Shelbey Johnson fell 8-3 while Mya White suffered an 8-5 loss. Caitlin Dollins lost 8-0.
Holland and Johnson lost 8-0 in doubles play, Lloyd and White fell 8-2 while Williams and Dollins lost 8-1 for the Mules (2-6, 1-4 SEMO).
Thanks to several finishes in the top 10, the Van Buren cross country team won both the boys and girls Class 1 team titles at the Steve Waggoner Invitational.
The Lady Dawgs swept the top five spots on the girls side as Lanie Black crossed the finish line in 25 minutes, 25 seconds. Cora Wiley finished second 28 seconds later and Zoie Gonzalez was third in 26:36.04. Arian Stafford took fourth in 27:26.54 and Hailee Burke was fifth with a time of 28:28.47.
Tristan Keeney was third to lead the Bulldogs on the boys side. His time of 19:09.70 was 30 seconds faster than teammate Brandon Newman, who finished fourth. Dominic Hill finished sixth in 20:02.97 while Haden Barnes was seven seconds behind in seventh.
In Class 2, East Carter's Wyatt Elliot took fourth finishing in 18:35.86 to help the Redbirds finish third in team standings.
East Carter's Kennedy Thies was second and Nani Brewington finished 11th for the girls, who did not have enough runners to qualify for team standings.