Baseball, golf, girls soccer

Mexico Bulldogs baseball team put another win under their belts Tuesday with another conference win defeating the Marshall Owls 6-3.
The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when the Bulldogs broke lose and scored 4 runs. The Dawgs came back in the fourth adding 2 two more runs and never gave up the lead. The Owls scored all 3 of their runs in the sixth inning.
Senior Matt Ridgway recorded the win. He pitched 5 innings, struck out 4 and walked 1. Elijah Robinson came in to pitch the last 2 innings, striking out 1 and allowing 1 walk.
"The guys came out early offensively and put the ball into play," said MHS Coach Keith Louder. He added the team needs to produce more runs and if they generate 5 or more runs in a game they have chance to win more ball games. "Getting 6 runs was the best news as a whole," remarked the coach.
The defense is still "good" said Louder. Even with three errors, only one of those errors was critical, allowing a run.
Sophomore Cody Creed went 2-3 on the night with 2 RBIs and 1 walk. Sophomore Austyn Sampo was 2-3 with 2 stolen bases; and junior Frank Nickoley was 1-3 with 1 RBI.
The Bulldogs improved their record to 3-3 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
They return to action Thursday at Centralia and this weekend will play in the Marshall Tournament.
Marshall: 3R, 7H, 2E, 8LOB.
Mexico: 6R, 6H, 2E, 4LOB.
The JV game ended in a tie in seven innings going two extra innings (JV games are 5 innings).
For Mexico D'Milo Nunnelly, Gavin Jones and Tyler Warmbrodt each had a hit.
The JV record is 5-0-1.

GOLF: Mexico varsity and junior varsity competed Tuesday against North Callaway and Southern Boone. Even though Southern Boone provided the low individual round of the season (Walker Kesterson with 33, 3 under), both Mexico's varsity and junior varsity fired back with season lows as a team to win match honors.
"The boys saw again today how important it is to pull together as a team and play for a greater cause even though in the game of golf it's easy to get caught up in one's own score," said MHS Coach John Knipfel.
Varsity team scores include: Mexico 166, Southern Boone 167, and North Callaway 174.
Mexico, 7-5, returns to action today in the Southern Boone Invitational.
Vincent Perll 40.
Jordan McNeil 40.
Austin Kelsay 41.
Alex Bledsoe 44.
Brock Lunceford 45.
Junior varsity team scores include: Mexico 186, Southern Boone 209 and no score for North Callaway.
Brock Fuemmeler 47
Brandon Oligschlaeger 45
Brad Hutchinson 46.
Lucas Handlin and Jared Melton 48.
The JV record is 15-2.

GIRLS SOCCER: The Mexico Lady Bulldogs have some work to do on their defense, remarks MHS Coach Brad Ellebracht.
"Our approach defensively is not what it should be. When you score 4 goals, you should win that game 100 percent of the time."
The Lady Dawgs scored 3 goals in the first half, and were leading at the half 3-2. The final was 5-4 Kirksville.
Scoring for Mexico were juniors Bailey Reed with 3 goals and 1 assist; and Keagan Riddick, 1 goal.
Mexico returns to action Thursday at Fulton. This weekend they will participate in the Moberly Tournament.
Mexico's schedule times and opponents for the tournament include: Saxony Lutheran, 4 p.m. Friday; Hannibal, 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Father Tolton, 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The junior varsity also lost 2-0.