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Kelly upsets Oran

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

BENTON - Kelly handed Oran its second loss of the season on Tuesday afternoon, shutting out the top-ranked Eagles 6-0.

The Hawks jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the first inning and never looked back, plating two in the fourth and one in the sixth.

"We've turned it on the last few games and are playing more solid baseball offensively," said Kelly coach John Gandt. "We had 10 hits against Dexter yesterday and got seven hits on Oran today. We're really putting the ball in play."

Oran played the game without four of its top players. Nathan Seyer and Matt Seyer both were out with injuries, while Ryne Wood and Joey Bickings were benched for disciplinary reasons.

Sophomore Kent Deason got the complete-game win, allowing no runs, three hits and one walk with two strikeouts.

He also aided his own cause at the plate, batting 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

"He had only seen five innings up to this point," said Gandt. "He came out and surprised me. He told me before the game he was ready to go and he went out and produced."

Major Burger was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Jordan Proctor was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI and sophomore Kendall Deason provided two RBIs.

"We still have some holes defensively, but offensively, I would say this was one of our top performances," said Gandt. "We've been looking for a pick-me-up before district, to let us go in on a winning note. Hopefully we can clean up the defense a little bit and really make a strong showing the week after next."

For Oran, Tyler Nelson was charged with the loss. He recorded 10 strikeouts and issued three walks over five innings.

The Eagles' two hits came from Trey Graviett, Tyler Nelson and Brent Graviett.

Kelly (6-9) will host New Madrid County Central today at 4 p.m. Oran (11-2) will host Chaffee on Thursday.

BELL CITY -- Bell City ran its record to 6-4 on Tuesday, beating Ryan Smith and the Puxico Indians 6-2.

Darrell Bailey got the complete-game win, allowing two earned runs on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts.

He also went 1-for-3 at the plate with a double and an RBI.

"I thought we had a good overall performance from Bailey," said Bell City head coach Matt Asher. "He made the (Puxico) hitters put the ball in play, and we had some outstanding defensive plays behind him."

Blaine Stewart was 2-for-3 with a run, Ben Duncan was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI, Zak McIntyre was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Kerry Lasters was 1-for-3 with a run and a double.

Smith struck out 10 batters in the loss. He also led the Indians' offense, batting 2-for-3.

Bell City (6-4) will host Advance today at 4 p.m.