The Mexico High School softball team extended their winning streak to six in both overall and conference play Monday night when they shut out the Marshall Owls 15-0 in four innings at home.
Sophomore Danielle Baumgartner pitched a no hitter for the Lady Bulldogs. She recorded 7 strikeouts, hit one batter and allowed no hits. She is now 5-0 for the season.
The Lady Bulldogs scored two runs in the first inning. Karen Baker led the Lady Bulldogs in the first inning with a single. An error allowed her to advance to third. Brooke Costley reached on an error that allowed Karen Baker to score. Danielle Baumgartner hit a double to score Costley.
In the second inning, Haley Test drew a walk and then stole second. Victoria Shaw was hit by a pitch. Both Shaw and Test then advanced on a wild pitch. Alison Mudd hit into a fielder's choice with everyone safe to load the bases. Karen Baker hit another single to score Test and Shaw. Costley added a single to score Mudd and Karen Baker. Baumgartner then hit a sacrifice fly to score Costley. Anne Baker also hit a double in the second inning. The Bulldogs produced 5 runs in the second inning.
The runs kept coming in the fourth inning. Mudd led off with a walk followed by back-to-back singles from Karen Baker and Costley. Baumgartner hit a sacrifice fly to score Mudd. Karen Baker and Costley both scored on wild pitches. Anne Baker drew a walk followed by another walk from Abby Dick. Test, White and Shaw also drew walks. Karen Baker then hit a 2 RBI single for a total of 8 runs scored in the fourth inning.
"I thought we did a nice job being patient at the plate tonight. We waited for pitches we could hit and then hit the ball hard. Aggressive base running allowed us extra bases tonight as well," said MHS Coach Christina Gerber.
The Lady Bulldogs 6-0 overall and 6-0 in conference will be at home again Wednesday when they take on the Boonville Pirates which is another conference game.
The junior varsity team also recorded a victory over Marshall 9-1. Mexico scored one run in the first inning. Leslie Fischer scored and Sydney Schutte hit a single in the first inning.
In the second inning the Lady Bulldogs scored 2 runs with Katelyn Smith hitting a double while Nicole Webber (2 RBI) and Courtney Inlow both hit singles.
In the third inning, Mexico scored 5 runs on a triple from Laura Fischer, a triple from Paityn House, a double from Morgan Hall and a single from Ashlie Woodruff.
Mexico scored 1 run in the fourth inning with House hitting a double and eventually scoring on a passed ball.
Morgan Hall pitched for the Lady Bulldogs.
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The JV's record is 4-1-1.
The Mexico soccer Bulldogs returned to action Monday night and defeated Montgomery County Wildcats 10-1.
The Bulldogs scored in the third minute of the game and led 8-0 at the half. The Wildcats scored their only goal in the first minute of the second half.
Christian McKeown led the Bulldogs with 3 goals and 2 assists, Elijah Robinson had 2 goals and 2 assists, Aron Manns contributed 2 goals. Also scoring were Brock Fuemmeler 1 goal, 1 assist, Josh Kelly 1 goal, Mathias Whitworth 1 goal, Sean Kelly 1 assist, Gib Graham 1 assist, and Jose Hernandez 1 assist.
This is a busy week for the Bulldogs with five games. "It's always great to start off with a win. It was nice to get a lot of people involved and to get 8 assists on the night," stated MHS Coach Chris Hotop.
The Bulldogs will host the Kirksville Tigers today with the junior varsity starting at 5 and varsity to follow.
The Lady Bulldogs tennis team traveled to School of the Osage on Monday. Osage won the match 8-1.
"Osage has a very talented team. The girls tried their best and I am proud of that," stated MHS Coach Ashley Bonnie.
The Lady Bulldogs (0-5) are at home today against Palmyra.
The Mexico golf team were excited to play and looking forward to playing LA Nickell course in Columbia, one of their favorite away courses and came home with a 213-220 win agains Harrisburg. Layne Ray medaled with 47.
"I am very proud of how my girls played last night, they were focused on improvement and approached this match as one that was important for our team, said MHS Coach Lindsey Yancey. Harrisburg is a rival school in the Lady Bulldogs district so they take every meeting with them seriously, using this competition to prepare for district tournament. "I am especially proud of my JV players, last night. They really buckled down and focused on their individual game, trying to play smart and use what they know to their advantage. It is such a blessing to have such wonderful girls on Varsity and JV, we are definitely laying the foundation for several years to come. As always, these girls represented Mexico very well and I am proud of them," stated Yancey.
Hallsville and Sturgeon also showed up but did not field full teams.
Mexico's record is 16-2.
INDIVIDUAL SCORES FOR MEXICO (M=Medalist): Layne Ray 47 M; Haley Auwarter 50; Abigail Hoer 56; Kaylee Stone 60; Jessica Slagle 60. JV scores: Abby Gooch 56; Erika Smiley 62; Sarah Jeffries 63; Christina Head 68; Brittany Lucas 72.