The Dixon Bulldogs and Waynesville Tigers each played several games last week. The Bulldogs won a Frisco League game while the Tigers fell in a close Ozark Conference matchup.
Dixon Bulldogs vs Licking Wildcats - 4/30/18
The Bulldogs were able to say undefeated in Frisco League League action with a 7-0 win over Licking on Monday.
The Dixon hitters here consistent throughout the game as they score one run in the first, second and third inning. Dixon also score a run in the fifth and three in the seventh inning to secure the win.
Braden Mahurin got the win by pitching 6.2 innings. He had 12 strikeouts in the game. Sabastian Salais pitched to the last batter of the game and kept the win.
Head Dixon Bulldogs baseball coach Alex Shelton said this after the win, “This was a big conference win for us tonight. We were ready for a battle tonight and came out ready to play. Braden was excellent on the mound, working 6 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, while striking out 12 and walking no one. He also was big at the plate by going 3-3, with a pair of solo home runs and an RBI double.”
Mahurin went 3-3 on the night. He hit two home runs, a double, scored three times, and hit in three batters. Shannon Kampeter had a hit, run, and stole three bases. Clayton Sinden hit a single, and hit in a run. Walker Shelton also had a single, run, and stole two bases. Sabastian Salais had a run and a double in the win.
Shelton also said this, “We jumped out early, scoring one run in each of the first three innings which gave us a little cushion, aided by a Clayton Sinden 2-out RBI hit in the second. Then we were able to add insurance late in the game, thanks to an RBI Fielder’s Choice by Cyrus Nickels and a Sac Fly by Shea Houle.
The Bulldogs were supposed to play the Iberia Rangers on Thursday but the game was rained out. The are two win from winning or tying for the Frisco League Championship.
Shelton said, “Overall, we played solid, fundamental baseball and were able to secure the tough, road win. The win moves us to 16-2 this spring and 6-0 in Conference.”
The Junior Varsity team won 3-0 over the Wildcats. Evan Nickels took the win and added seven strikeouts. Anthony McCance, Cyrus Nickels, and Tyler Morgan all had a hit, run batted in, and a stolen base.
Waynesville Tigers vs Parkview (Springfield) Vikings - 5/1/18
The Tigers traveled to Springfield on Tuesday and lost a close Ozark Conference game to the Parkview Vikings.
The Vikings won 3-1 after both teams began the game slow. Parkview opened up the scoring in the third inning by taking a 1-0 lead. The Vikings added two more runs in the fifth inning which gave them the win. The Tigers picked up a run in the top of the sixth inning but was not able to overcome Parkview.
Tanner Simpson pitched six innings and gave up three runs on three hits. He was able to strike out six Parkview batters.
Head Waynesville Tigers baseball coach Scott Turner said this after the game, “We ran into a quality pitcher from Parkview last night. It was a pitchers’ dual as we had Tanner Simpson on the mound and he threw arguably his most complete game this year. He went six innings with 10 strikeouts, one walk, six hits allowed, zero earned runs. The final score was 1-3, Parkview. All three runs came off errors.”
Waynesville had hits from Ethan Gatzmeyer, Tanner Simpson and Noah Ochoa. Ochoa had the Tigers only run in the game.
The Tigers game on Thursday in Springfield was rained out.