SEMO Conference Senior Baseball Showcase set for July 6
David Jenkins/Standard Democrat
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — There are four games — made up of seniors from all eight SEMO Conference baseball programs — scheduled for July 6 at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau.
Seniors from Cape Central and Sikeston play seniors from Notre Dame and New Madrid County Central at 1 p.m.
Noah McCoy, Hunter Hiett, Caedan Knepp, Zachary Moore, Gunner Crosonoe, Zachary Haggerty and Matthew Huey are the Tigers' seniors playing in the game. Kadin Wilburn, Clark Steward, Payton Howard, Preston Alexander and Hayden Alcorn are the six Sikeston seniors participating.
The duo of Cape Central and Sikeston seniors then take the field shortly after, playing at 3 p.m., against the team constructed of Poplar Bluff and Kennett seniors.
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Luke Becker, Daryl Vaughn, Carson Webb, Dawson Hanner and Noah Burkey are the five Mules' seniors and share the same dugout with four Indians players. Seth Tice, Carter Maddox, Jackson Henfling and Marshall Brown are the four Kennett seniors.
In the 5 p.m. game, Notre Dame and New Madrid County Central seniors play a team with Jackson and Dexter seniors.
Nine seniors make-up the Jackson roster, while five are on the Dexter side. Blaise Winder, Seth Spraggs, Alex Meyer, Mason Martini, Layton Hahn, Layne Friedrich, Kalin Ellis, Lane Crowden and Matthew Bumpus will be playing alongside Mason Keena, Trey Johnson, Haden Hillis, Garrett Henson and Carson Bell.
Six seniors are on the New Madrid County Central team, as Ethan Colbert, Christen Phillips, Austin Davis, Glen Helmes, Caden Howell and Bryshawn Williams play with eight Notre Dame seniors. Joey LeGrand, Andrew Thurston, Tyler Landewee, Gabe Hurley, Zach Haygood, Tyler Halter, Brayden Eftink and Kam Dohogne are the eight Bulldogs seniors for the game.
The final game of the day is at 7 p.m. and features Poplar Bluff and Kennett seniors against Jackson and Dexter seniors.
Additionally, after the first three games of the day, there is a special recognition for parents and their seniors.