Softball, girls golf, volleyball
The Mexico High School softball team continues its success this year with another victory. The Lady Bulldogs' latest foe was the Fulton Lady Hornets Thursday night in Fulton with the Lady Bulldogs coming home with a 7-1 victory.
Karen Baker, Brooke Costley and Danielle Baumgartner led the game with back-to-back-to-back walks. Anne Baker hit into a fielder's choice with Karen Baker tagged out at home. Abby Dick hit a double to score Costley, Baumgartner and Anne Baker. The Lady Bulldogs came out aggressive and scored 3 runs in the first inning.
In the second inning, Alison Mudd and Costley both hit singles, but were left stranded on base.
Mexico continued to put the pressure on Fulton in the third inning when they scored two more runs. Madi White drew a 2-out walk, Haley Test came in as a courtesy runner, then Lauren Ralls hit a single with Victoria Shaw drawing a walk. Mudd then hit a single to score Test and Ralls. In the fourth inning, the the Lady Bulldogs were scoreless, after Baumgartner hit a double and was left on base.
The hits and runs kept coming for the Bulldogs in the sixth inning when Mudd drew a walk and then stole second. Costley hit a single to score Mudd and Baumgartner reached on an error allowing Costley to reach third. Anne Baker then hit into an out that scored Costley. Morgan Hall hit a single in the seventh, but did not score.
The only run for the Hornets came in the third inning.
Sophomore Danielle Baumgartner (4-0) pitched for the Lady Bulldogs. She recorded 7 strikeouts, 4 walks, and allowed 3 hits.
"We played with intensity tonight, and were patient at the plate. We put the ball in play and made things happen. Defensively we were solid as well," stated MHS Coach Christina Gerber.
The Lady Bulldogs are 5-0 overall and 5-0 in NCMC play.
The Bulldogs return to action this weekend in the Elsberry Tournament. They return home next week with Marshall Owls coming to town on Monday, Boonville Pirates on Wednesday (a makeup game) and Helias Crusaders on Thursday.
Junior Varsity: Mexico Junior Varsity also brought home a victory defeating Fulton JV 17-1. Mexico scored 1 run in the first inning. Also in the first inning Leslie Fischer had a single and Ashlie Woodruff had a sacrifice bunt. The bats came alive for the Lady Bulldogs in the second inning when they scored 14 runs. Woodruff had a single and 1 RBI, Paityn House hit a single and had 2 RBIs, Laura Fischer hit a double, and Ashlee Morton hit a single.
Mexico scored 2 more runs in the third inning with a single and an RBI from Woodruff.
The JV record is 3-1-1. On Saturday the JV will host a tournament at Gallop Field.
The Lady Bulldogs golf team were at home Thursday in a match against Russellville and New Bloomfield. Each team only had three players so they did not have a team score. Mexico's score was 211.
Layne Ray returned to form and turned in a solid performance to lead the Lady Bulldogs, and Haley Auwarter carded her personal best for the season. "I expect more performances like that. Overall the team turned in a decent total score. As always, I'm very proud of the girls and the way they are representing our school and I'm very excited to see what kind of performances they will turn in in the weeks to come," stated MHS Coach Lindsey Yancey.
Kelsey Schrimpf of Russellville was a medalist with a 41.
Scores for Lady Bulldogs were:
Layne Ray 45; Haley Auwarter 47; Jessica Slagle 59; Kaylee Stone 60; Abigail Hoer 60; Abby Gooch 61.
The volleyball Lady Bulldogs are still looking for their first win after losing Thursday 25-15 and 25-14 to Marshall Owls in a conference game played at home.
It was another disappointing and frustrating night for Mexico. "We have the potential to play much better than the past couple of games. We have some problems to work through and we have to be able to play more relaxed so we can play our game," said MHS coach Rachel Leu.
Next action for the Lady Bulldogs (0-4) will be at 6 p.m. Monday in Centralia.
MMS FOOTBALL: The Mexico Middle School eighth grade football team lost 38-6 on the road Thursday to the Hannibal Pirates. Score at halftime was 30-0 with the Bulldogs lone score coming off a 50-yard TD pass from Dalton Slate to Issac Troy.
"We had a breakdown in basic fundamentals, especially tackling, that we will focus on in this very short practice week. Our next game is Tuesday at Boonville," stated MHS Coach David Okenfuss.