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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Nevada Tiger baseball team rallied with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated Clinton, 5-4, Tuesday afternoon at Lyons Stadium for the Tigers seventh straight victory. The Cardinals led, 4-2, after five-and-a-half innings when Tyler Ketterman led by reaching third base safely with the help of a pair of Clinton errors and scored on a single by Taylor Manes. Singles by Brett Norton and Easton Mitchell later in the inning put Nevada ahead to stay. Head coach Danny Penn, after the game, said late-inning heroics are nice but he would like to see his batters make adjustments and score runs earlier in the game. Tiger starting pitcher Grant Wolfe worked around control issues, allowing all four Clinton runs on five hits while striking out seven for the win -- his second in three decisions this Spring. Mitchell retired the Cardinals in order in the seventh for his first save. Cardinal starter Dillon Richardson took the loss despite allowing just five hits and striking out seven. Nevada is 9-2 this Spring while the Cardinals are 9-5. Clinton won the junior-varsity game, 8-6. The Tigers are to visit El Dorado Springs Thursday.

In other area high school baseball Tuesday, Carl Junction used a three-run sixth inning to edge Lamar, 3-2, at Lamar, and the Sarcoxie Bears scored in each inning except one for a 15-6 win over the Liberal Bulldogs at Sarcoxie.

The Nevada Tigers shaded Carthage by five strokes in a high school golf dual Tuesday on Nevada's Frank E. Peters course. Freshman John Quitno led Nevada with a 37. Jacob Hammontree was fourth at 39, Levi Palmer finished seventh with a 42, Patrick Ferry was eighth at 43 and Andrew Quitno was tenth with a 45.

Nevada High School hosted a freshman/sophomore track and field meet Tuesday at the Testman Track, just West of NHS. The Lady Tigers finished first in the team standings followed by El Dorado Christian, Carthage and El Dorado Springs. Carthage was the top boys team with Nevada second followed by El Dorado Springs and El Dorado Christian. Connor West won both the long jump and the triple jump, Chaden Brandt won the 100- and 200-metter dashes and Tyler Seaver won the pole vault. Reagan Bradley won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and teamed with Carsten Warner, Megan Hold and Chloe Bartlett to win the 4-by-200- and the 4-by-100-meter relays. Hold also won the triple jump and the long jump, Chelsea Jeans won the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run and Virginia Haverstic won the 3200-meter run. The Nevada Tiger and Lady Tiger varsity track and field athletes compete at Fort Scott Friday.

The St. Louis Community College Lady Archers swept a softball doubleheader from the Cottey Comets Tuesday in St. Louis, 22-0 and 19-0. The Comets were to complete their 2014 regular-season schedule today with a pair of games against the Allen County, Kansas Community College team at Iola, Kansas before the NJCAA D-II Region 16 Tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Park Hills, Missouri.

Former Iowa State and Southern California basketball coach Tim Floyd reportedly is a candidate to follow Frank Haith at Missouri. Haith left Columbia last week to become the Tulsa Golden Hurricane head coach after three years at Mizzou. The 60-year-old Floyd has been the basketball coach at Texas-El Paso four years after his Southern California coaching career ended with a resignation in 2009 amid an NCAA investigation into the recruitment of O.J. Mayo that eventually exonerated Floyd. During his 20-year college coaching career, Floyd's teams won 409 out of 641 games. He coached the Cyclones from 994-95 through 1997-98 with an 81-47 record for the four seasons -- including two 22-win seasons. The Kansas City Star says Mizzou's using a search firm but it is not known if Dallas-based consultant Bob Beaudine is working with the university as he did three years ago in the process that led to Haith's hiring.

The University of Central Missouri Mules wrapped up the MIAA Conference men's golf championship today at the Alvamar Golf Club, Lawrence, Ks. with a final team score of three-over-par 867. Northeastern State was second at 883 (+18) with Central Oklahoma and Lincoln University tied for third (+38), Lindenwood and Washburn tied for fifth (+41) and Missouri Western seventh (+42). Cy Moritz, UCM, was the individual champion with a four-under-par 212 for the three rounds. Central Missouri's Travis Mays and Clayton Moles, Southwest Baptist, shared second place at one-over-par 217. Missouri Western Griffon and former Nevada Tiger Tyler Gast shared 23rd place at 11-over-par 227 with Sam Migdal, Central Missouri. Missouri Southern's Lions finished ninth, Southwest Baptist was eleventh and the Pittsburg State Gorillas finished twelfth.

William Jewell's Cardinals swept a non-conference baseball doubleheader from Southwest Baptist Tuesday at Liberty, Mo., winning the first game, 8-3, and dominating the nightcap, 12-0. Bearcat shortstop and former Nevada Tiger Ross Wolfe was hitless in three at-bats in the opener. The Bearcats are 24-22, over-all, this Spring and 20-15 in the MIAA and are to play a four-game series against Lincoln Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Jefferson City.

The Nevada Neptunes Swim Team's pre-season practices are to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Osage Prairie YMCA 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

Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and the Cardinals blanked the Mets, 3-0, Tuesday night at Citi Field in New York City. Wainwright left the game after hypextending a knee trying to field a chopper to the mound in the seventh but said, after the game, he should be fine after a day or two. Wainwright's 4-1 this season. Lee's Summit West graduate Trevor Rosenthal worked around a pair of walks in the bottom of the ninth for his sixth save of the season. Game three of the four-game series begins at 6:10 this evening with Cardinal Network coverage to be joined in progress after the 5:30 p.m. local news, weather and sports.

Mike Moustakas put the Royals ahead with a three-run homer and Eric Hosmer was four-for-five to help the Royals down the Indians, 8-2, Tuesday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The same two teams meet at 6:05 p.m., CDT, today in the third game of a four-game series.

The Los Angeles Angels downed the Nationals, 7-2, Tuesday night in Washington with the spotlight on first baseman Albert Pujols -- who hit the 499th and 500th home runs of a career that started with the Cardinals in 2001. He's the 26th member of Major League Baseball's 500 homer club. Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, Fort Scott, Ks., did not play. The Angels and Nationals are to play again this evening, starting at 6:05 p.m., CDT.






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