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Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Nevada Tiger baseball team scored six runs in the fourth inning and defeated Seneca's Indians Friday at Seneca. The game was scoreless until Nevada took advantage of three Seneca errors and four hits to score the six runs. The rally included a perfect squeeze bunt with the bases loaded by Easton Mitchell and a two-run single by Cole Sanderson, who pitched six scoreless innings, striking out nine without walking anyone for the victory. At the plate, Sanderson was two-for-four. The Tigers bounced back this morning with a strong offensive performance at Pittsburg, Kansas, routing the Purple Dragons, 12-1. Senior Alex Payne led the Nevada offense with four hits and four runs-batted-in and Taylor Manes got the win on the mound. The Tigers are 8-2 this Spring are are to host Willard's Tigers at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Lyons Stadium.

The Cottey College softball team's nearing the end of its regular-season schedule. The Comets are to visit St. Louis Community College Tuesday for a doubleheader before wrapping up the regular season Wednesday with a doubleheader against Allen County Community College at Iola, Kansas. Cottey is  0-23 this Spring. The NJCAA D-II Region 16 post-season tournament is scheduled next weekend at Park Hills, Mo.

Southwest Baptist and Northeastern State split a baseball doubleheader Friday at Bolivar, Mo. Northeastern State made three runs in the top of the fourth stand for a 3-2 victory in the first game and the Bearcats held on for an 8-7 victory in the nightcap. Southwest Baptist shortstop Ross Wolfe -- a former Nevada Tiger -- was 0-for-2 with a walk and one RBI in the opener and was 1-for-1 in game two, reaching base safely three times and scoring twice. The Bearcats are 24-19 this Spring and have won two of the first three games in this four-game series that concludes with a game at 1:00 p.m. today.

Rutgers swept an American College Conference softball doubleheader from Memphis Friday at Piscataway, New Jersey, winning the opener, 3-1, with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and rolling to a 14-2 in the second game on the strength of an 11-run fourth inning. Freshman and former Nevada Lady Tiger Christian Novak started in the pitching circle for Memphis in game two and was nicked for three runs and five hits in the loss. She's 9-8 this Spring. The Lady Tigers are 19-26, over-all, and 3-10 in conference games while Rutgers is 21-15 and 5-6. The two teams were to conclude the three-game series with a game at 10:00 a.m., CDT, today.

Tulsa University officials introduced former Missouri Tiger coach Frank Haith as the new coach of the Golden Hurricane during a news conference at Friday. He replaces former Kansas All-American Danny Manning, who was named basketball coach at Wake Forest earlier this month. Haith told Missouri athletic director Mike Alden Friday morning he was leaving Columbia for the Tulsa position and Alden says there's no timetable for hiring Haith's replacement. Haith's three Mizzou teams were 76-28, including a 30-5 record in his first season that ended in a loss in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers were 23-12 during the 2013-2014 season and did not make the NCAA Tournament.

The Nevada Neptunes Swim Team's pre-season practices are to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Osage Prairie YMCA starting Tuesday and continuing through May 22. The eight regular-season tournaments this Summer start May 31-June 1 with the MSA Bears Invitational in Springfield May 31 and the regular-season schedule includes a home meet July 12-13 at the Family Aquatic Center, Nevada. The Tri-State B Championships are planned July 26-27 at Siloam Springs, Ar. and the A Championships are scheduled August 2-3 at Monett, Mo. More information is available, on-line, at

The Nationals took advantage of a couple of errors to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and edge St. Louis, 3-1, Friday night in Washington, D.C. Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, Fort Scott, was one-for-three while Cardinal first baseman Allen Craig was two-for-four. Game three of the weekend series begins at 12:05 p.m., CDT, today with Lance Lynn starting on the mound for St. Louis. Cardinal Network coverage starts at 11:10 a.m. on AM-1240 KNEM with 97.5FM KNMO joining the broadcast after the local news, weather and sports at 12:30 p.m. today.

Mike Moustakas was one-for-four with a two-run homer in the sixth inning and Alcedes Escobar was three-for-three to lead the Royals to a 5-0 victory over the Twins Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. The win was Kansas City's fourth in a row and the Royals are 8-7 and virtually tied with the 7-6 Tigers for first place in the American League's Central Division. Game two of the weekend series between Kansas City and Minnesota begins at 1:10 p.m. today with Bruce Chen on the mound for the Royals.






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