It was a hitting fest for the Mexico Bulldogs baseball team on Friday when they traveled to Fulton for an NCMC game. The Bulldogs outhit the Hornets 15-5 and won the game 19-4.
Junior Gavin Jones pitched five innings to record the win. Jones, 4-0 on the season, struck out 2 and did not walk any batter. "Gavin has pitched extremely well (this season) and continues to do so. He doesn't strike out many, but he keeps us in the ballgame," stated MHS Coach Keith Louder.
Louder is pleased with the way his ball team is playing. "We have solid pitching and defense," he remarked. The hits were slow coming in the beginning of the season, but are now coming when the team needs them. "Offensively it was a good night (Friday). Fulton had trouble with defense, but we were able to capitalize on that, especially in the later innings," summed up Louder.
Offensively for the Bulldogs, Tyler Bracht was 3-6, Cody Creed was 3-5 with 5RBI, Matt Ridgway was 3-5 with 4RBI, and Garrett Carroz went 2-5 with 3RBI.
The Bulldogs are 10-5 on the season and 5-4 in conference play.
They return to action this afternoon in the Fulton tournament. At 2 p.m. they play North Callaway. The winner of that game plays at 4 p.m. against the winner of the Southern Boone/Hallsville game.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Mexico: 19R, 15H, 3E, 11LOB
Fulton: 4R, 5H, 7E, 4LOB
The junior varsity team also won with a 9-3 final. Thomas Clay was the winning pitcher. Spencer Thomas and D'Milo Nunnelly were 2-3 and Karsten Ekern was 1-2. The JV's record is 8-0-1.
TRACK: The Mexico High School boys and girls track teams finished second out of six teams at the Don Dobson Invitational meet Friday in Fulton.
MHS coach Buck Green was happy with his teams and how they competed. "I was very pleased that our kids competed well in less than ideal conditions," remarked the coach.
Even with the rain and cool temperatures Mexico had some personal bests. Maddy Prince won the 3200 with a time of 13:34, in the shot put Austin Oetting and Matt Pursley threw for personal bests. Oetting threw 42'7, and Pursley threw 40'3. Allie Mudd had a season best 400 in 68.3, and Jon Anderson ran 46.2 for a season best. There was also a personal best in the girls pole volt by Riley Greenwell at 7'6.
BOYS INDIVIDUALS (PB=Person Best, SB=Season Best)
High Jump: Jake Anderson, 5"10.
100 Meter: DeMario Caruthers, 11.7.
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4X100: Colin Cosby, Caruthers, Jake Whitehead, Laine Chedwick, 47.56.
4X800: Christian McKeown, Jake Vitale, Alex Shaw, Sean Kelly, 8:51.
4X400: McKeown, Malik Holman, Kelly, Cosby, 3:42.
Discus: Austin Oetting, 116'6.
100 Meter: Austin Arnold, 12.2.
110 Hurdles: Jon Anderson, 17.41.
Shot Put: Oetting, 42'7 PB.
Long Jump: Jake Landreth, 17'1.
3200 Meter: Shaw, 10:53.
400 Meter: Cosby, 57.6.
Discus: Pursley, 109'4.
Shot Put: Pursley, 40'3 PR.
Triple Jump: Jake Anderson, 37'5.
1600 Meter: Josh Kelly, 5:25.
300 Hurdles, Jon Anderson, 46.2 SB.
Pole Vault, Micah Guinn, 7'6.
110 Hurdles, Ethan Musgrove, 20.0.
300 LH: Musgrove, 51.00.
GIRLS INDIVIDUALS (PB=Person Best, SB=Season Best)
High Jump: Zori Holman, 5"4.
Triple Jump: Karen Baker, 33'4.
Shot Put: Phoebe Frazer, 33'8.
Discus: Anne Baker, 106'8.
4X800: Leslie Fischer, Jami Brandow, Anne Baker, Maddy Prince, 11:24.
4X400: Fischer, Holman, Jami Brandow, Karen Baker, 4:34.
3200 - Prince, 13:34 PR.
Shot Put: Anne Baker, 31'5.
1600 Meter: Jami Brandow, 5:38.
4X100 - Holman, Karen Baker, Tori Shaw, Daynesisha Shivers, 54.5.
Triple Jump: Shaw, 31'0.
400 Meter: Allie Mudd, 68.4 SB.
800 Meter: Jami Brandow, 2:36.
1600 Meter: Fischer, 5:54.
Pole Vault: Riley Greenwell, 7"6 PB.
Long Jump: Karen Baker,14'2.
100 Meter: Mudd, 14.2.
Discus: Abby Gooch, 80'9.
100 Hurdles: Shivers, 18.0.
Long Jump: Shaw, 14'0.
800 Meter: Fischer, 2:47.
Pole Vault: Whitney Fecht, 6'0.
100 Meter: Chelsea James, 15.0.