Green Ridge beats La Monte in Kaysinger softball showdown

April 17, 2014

Democrat Staff

Green Ridge beat La Monte 4-3 in a Kaysinger Conference softball game on Thursday in La Monte, avenging a loss to the Lady Vikings in the conference tournament last weekend.

The Lady Tigers scored two in the top of the seventh to take the lead with a triple from Sam Unkel, a double from Molly Turner, and a double from Libby Dove and a single from Maddy Brown

Unkel got the win in the circle, striking out seven and allowing one walk and six hits.

Mackenley Scotten went 2 for 4 at the plate for Green Ridge. BreAnna Peck was 2 for 4 with a single, triple and RBI. Evette Vincent went 2 for 4. Unkel was 3 for 4 with a single, double and triple. Turner was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Brown went 2 for 4 and Dove went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Madison Harris went 3 for 4 at the plate for La Monte. Alexa Shull was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Vada DeMotte was 3 for 4, scored a run and drove in a run. Cathy Butts was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

“Green Ridge played solid defense and Sam Unkel pitched well like she always does,” said La Monte coach Dabecka Kirk. “La Monte didn’t take advantage of opportunities they were given and ultimately it cost us the game.”

The Lady Vikings will visit Windsor on Wednesday.

Green Ridge (8-2, 5-0 Kaysinger) will visit Osceola on Monday.


Smith-Cotton 162, Marshall 184

Taylor Mankin shot a three-over-par 39 as the Smith-Cotton golf team beat Marshall on Thursday at Indian Foot Hills Golf Course.

Alex Lorenz, Jacob Carroll and Wyatt Foster each carded a 41 for the Tigers. Nick MOrrison, Kendall Weymuth and Jackson Kempton shot 45s. Luke Husong and Tyler Spear shot a 48 and Ryan Lefevers shot a 49.

Lincoln wins Kaysinger

Lincoln won the Kaysinger Conference golf meet on Thursday at Pertle Springs, shooting a 363.

Green Ridge shot a 372 for second place. Sacred Heart was third with a 389, Cole Camp fourth with a 399, Stover fifth with a 418, Windsor sixth with a 426, Tipton seventh with a470 and Smithton eighth with a 571.

Lincoln’s Boone Kroenke and Green Ridge’s Peyton Needy each shot an 86. Lincoln’s Blaine Winkler and Trevor Kroenke and Sacred Heart’s Michael Hohne shot an 88. Stover’s Brock Nolting and Green Ridge’s Hayden Doane shot an 89.

Will Prenger from Sacred Heart took seventh with a 92, beating Green Ridge’s John Olejniezak by a stroke. Cole Camp got 94s from Alex Pritzel and Caleb Self.


Smithton 9, Cole Camp 4

Smithton beat Cole Camp 9-4 in a Kaysinger Conference baseball game on Thursday.

After Cole Camp jumped in front with a three-run first, Smithton answered with two runs in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth.

Smithton’s Preston McMullen went 2 for 4 with two RBI. Beau Kratzer was 2 for 3 with a triple. Drew Apsher was 2 for 3 with three RBI and Zach Smith 2 for 3 with two RBI.

Jacob Watson pitched a complete game, struck out nine and allowed six hits and four walks.

Smithton (5-4, 4-2 Kaysinger) will face Northwest on Tuesday.

Green Ridge 10, La Monte 7

Green Ridge survived a five-run inning from La Monte to beat the Vikings 10-7 in a Kaysinger Conference baseball game on Thursday in La Monte.

Green Ridge’s Zac Callahan went 2 for 3 with a double. Tom Donve was 2 for 4 with a double.

Kyle Houts earned the win in relief, pitching 1 1-3 innings. He struck out one and walked one.

Green Ridge (6-4, 3-1 Kaysinger) will host Father Tolton on Tuesday.

Late Wednesday


Laker Invitational

Smith-Cotton shot a 369 to finish 21st at the 28-team Laker Invitational on Wednesday in Camdenton.

Rock Bridge won with a team score of 317.

Taylor Mankin led the Tigers with an 83. Jacob Carroll carded an 86 and Alex Lorenz shot an 88.

Joplin’s Nick Yuhas took medalist honors with a 68.


St. Pius X 5, Smith-Cotton 4

Smith-Cotton was edged by St. Pius in a West Central Conference tennis match 5-4 on Wednesday.

Phoenix Painter won his No. 2 singles match 9-7 over Sean Waters. At No. 3 singles, the Tigers’ Matt Strause beat Noah Essig 8-3. Aaron Walters won the No. 4 singles match 8-6 over Brenden Hay.

No. 1 singles player Andrew Tilley nearly beat St. Pius’ Owen Shields before falling 9-7.

In doubles play, Smith-Cotton’s No. 2 team of Strause and Walters beat Waters and Luke Ross 8-4.

Tilley and Painter fell 8-6 in the No. 1 doubles match and Blake Potts and Jacob Hedrick fell 8-5 at No. 3 doubles.