HOLCOMB -- Backed by four shutout innings from starting pitcher Chris Pavy the Risco Tigers picked up a 11-1 win over Clarkton in the opening round of the Class 1, District 1 Tournament.
After loading the bases to start the bottom of the first Risco saw a quick pair of strikeouts lave the Tigers one out from stranding all three runners. A double from Josh Earnheart in the next at bat, however, cleared the bases and put the Tigers up 3-0.
Up to bat again in the third Earnheart singled in another two runs to account for Risco's first five RBI's in the contest.
Scoring another three runs combined in the fourth and fifth the Tigers pushed ahead 8-0 before Clarkton plated its only run of the frame in the top of the sixth. In answering with a three-run rally in the bottom of the frame Risco was able to end the game on the mercy-rule.
To pick up the win Pavy went a full four innings, giving up four singles and a walk while striking out seven. His counterpart Logan Blackburn took the loss as he also pitched four innings and fanned eight.
With a 3 for 3 performance Pavy also led the Tigers at the plate. He reached in all four at-bats, collecting a triple and a home run with three runs scored and three runs driven in.
Jordon Pavy and Earnheart had two, including a triple and a double respectively. Luke Bixler added a solo home run in the fifth to Risco's cause.
Next up the Tigers will face tournament host Holcomb today in the semifinals at 1 p.m.
|Clarkton||000 001 - 1|
|Risco||302 123 - 11|
WP -- Chris Pavy. LP -- Logan Blackburn. Multiple hitters: (R) Jordon Pavy 2-4, Chris Pavy 3-3, Josh Earnheart 2-3. 2B -- (C) Santos; (R) Earnheart. 3B -- (R) Jordon Pavy, Chris Pavy. HR -- (R) Chris Pavy, Luke Bixler.
Class 1 District 2
Leopold senior Gregg Davis threw a five-inning no-hitter to lead the Wildcats past Bell City 12-0 in quarterfinal action.
Davis added a pair of hits at the plate.
Leopold will face Bernie, which knocked off Delta 12-0.
Dwight Nance suffered the loss for the Bobcats.
Advance advanced to face top-seeded Oran with a 6-4 win over Scott County Central.
Ryan Moses struck out 14 on the mound and went 1 for 3 at the plate to lead the Hornets.
Nathan Holland struck out 13 in a losing effort for the Braves.
|Bernie||072 30 - 12 8 0|
|Delta||000 00 - 0 2 3|
WP -- Bradley Freed. LP -- Dwight Nance. 2B -- Bradley Freed (B), Ethan Trammel (B), Blake Trover (B), Austin Hatchel 2 (B). Multiple hits -- Bernie: Austin Hatchel 2-3, Ethan Trammel 2-3.
|Leopold||903 00 - 12 7 0|
|Bell City||000 00 - 0 0 3|
WP -- Greg Davis. LP -- Aaron Smith. 3B -- Austin Bucher (L). 2B -- Joe Elfrink (L), Greg Davis (L). Multiple hits -- Leopold: Austin Bucher 3-4, Greg Davis 2-3.
|Advance||140 100 0 - 6 4 1|
|SCC||000 000 4 - 4 2 2|
WP -- Ryan Moses. LP -- Nathan Holland. 2B -- Ryan Moses (A), Trey Wallace (A), Nathan Holland (SCC). Multiple hits -- Advance: Ryan Moses 2-3.
MALDEN -- The Malden Green Wave won an epic district semifinal game over Portageville 5-4 in 11 innings on Monday.
Portageville led 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh but Malden rallied for two runs to tie the game at 4-4. The score held until the bottom of the 11th when the Green Wave scored the winning run.
Malden's Tanner Murphy pitched the first 10 innings and was relieved in the 11th by Toby Miller who earned the win.
Malden will take on top-seeded Twin Rivers today in the district championship game. Twin Rivers defeated South Pemiscot 3-2 on Monday, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning after the Bulldogs tied the game in the top of the seventh.