Quick Hits March 21


HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASEBALL

New Bloomfield 18, Tipton 0

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Nebraska-Kearney 5, Central Missouri 4

Pate Katechis’ grand slam in the sixth inning lifted the Lopers 5-4 over Central Missouri to avoid a three-game sweep in Warrensburg.

Reece Ponak relieved UCM starter Carlos D’Armas with a runner on first and no outs in the fifth. A single, walk and strikeout preceded the grand slam that gave UNK their first lead of the game.

The Mules led 4-1 going into the fifth. They plated two runs in the first and two in the fifth. Blake Wilfong hit his second home run of the season in the fifth inning.

Central Missouri (11-8, 9-3 MIAA) faces Lindenwood in St. Charles Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Florida 7, Missouri 5

Top-ranked Florida completed a 3-game sweep of Missouri with a 7-5 victory Sunday in Gainesville, Florida.

Trailing the Gators 6-1, Missouri rallied for four runs in the sixth to come within one run of Florida. Their rally ended when Brian Sharp singled for an RBI, but was thrown out at second by the catcher after receiving the throw from the centerfielder.

Missouri starter Austin Tribby (2-2) took the loss, allowing five runs three innings. Cole Bartlett, Liam Carter and Brian Sharp allowed one run in relief for the Tigers.

Florida starter Alex Faedo (5-0) struck out nine in 5.2 innings. The Tigers are 14-9 and 0-3 in conference play.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Central Missouri 15, Concordia-St. Paul 0 (F/5)

Jennies head coach Susan Anderson earned her 300th career win Sunday 15-0 over Concordia-St. Paul in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Anderson is in her 10th season as coach at UCM, her alma mater.

Central Missouri (16-14, 5-3 MIAA) scored in each of the game’s five innings, including eight runs in the final frame.

Allie Dishinger and Lauren Mabe homered for the Jennies. Dishinger finished 3-4 with three RBIs.

Allison Tonyan earned her fourth win of the season pitching a 2-hit shutout in five innings. She struck out and walked six batters apiece.

The Jennies host Missouri Southern in a doubleheader Wednesday at 1 and 3 p.m.

Missouri 5, New Mexico State 1

The Tigers completed a sweep of New Mexico State with a 5-1 road victory Sunday.

Paige Lowary moved to 12-2 on the season allowing one run and striking out seven in 5.2 innings.

Regan Nash put Missouri on the board in the first inning with an RBI single. Homers from Chloe Rathburn in the third and Emily Crane in the fourth pushed the lead to 4-0.

New Mexico State scored an unearned run in the fifth.

The No. 15-ranked Missouri Tigers (20-4, 2-1 SEC) travel to El Paso, Texas today to face UTEP in a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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