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.
MHS VARSITY SCORES:
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.
MHS JV SCORES:
Brock Fuemmeler 47
Brandon Oligschlaeger 45
Brad Hutchinson 46.
Page 2 of 2 - 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.