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  • SPORTS ROUNDUP: Frontenac dominates Marmaton Valley

  • On Monday evening, Frontenac baseball and softball remained the lone undefeated teams in Crawford County, paired with their doubleheader sweeps of Marmaton Valley in Moran and Southeast baseball losing a 5-4 contest to Lamar. None of the four games in Moran were closer than 10 runs.

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  • On Monday evening, Frontenac baseball and softball remained the lone undefeated teams in Crawford County, paired with their doubleheader sweeps of Marmaton Valley in Moran and Southeast baseball losing a 5-4 contest to Lamar. None of the four games in Moran were closer than 10 runs.
    Frontenac baseball won its first game of the day in a slugfest where the Raiders and the Wildcats combined for 26 runs on 26 hits, 19-7. Both teams left six runners on base — however, Marmaton Valley committed five errors and seven of the 17 runs given up by Marmaton Valley pitcher Jimmy Frye were unearned. Meanwhile, Frontenac committed no errors, giving Marmaton Valley fewer opportunities to leave runners on base.
    Offensively, Matt Standlee paced Frontenac with four RBI and Bryce Burdette and Brett Macary each drove in three. Eight Frontenac players drove in at least one run — Gus Brunetti two and Bryan Wade, Ross Edge, Blake Barto and Nick Zafuta each with one. Cole Becker drove in three for the Wildcats.
    In the nightcap, Frontenac returned more to its early form of the first two weeks of the season — allowing one Marmaton Valley run on seven hits.
    Standlee earned the start and pitched one inning, followed by two innings apiece from Macary and Edge and then one each from Burdette and Blake Vail. These five hurlers combined for 12 strikeouts over seven innings — Standlee (three), Edge (three), Burdette (three), Vail (two) and Macary (one), all balanced against one walk.
    Six Raiders drove in runs and four drove in two apiece — Brunetti, Burdette, Standlee and Vail. Vail smacked doubles for all three of his basehits. Despite this offensive production, Frontenac left 14 runners on base.
    Frontenac softball made short work of Marmaton Valley on Monday, 19-1 and 20-2.
    Early in the season, junior first baseman Nayna Fields has provided a spark at the top of the lineup — including a leadoff homer against Girard — and she continued this spark on Monday with eight runs and eight stolen bases over the doubleheader, as well as two RBI in the second game.
    Frontenac showed discipline at the plate in the first game — 14 walks, including three walks by Fields. Rachel Amershek went 1-for-2 with a RBI double her main offensive highlight.
    In the second game, Libby Warrick, Sam Bonner and Ashton Alex each went 2-3 with RBI.
    Junior starting pitcher Lindsey Gorham and freshman reliever Taylor Smith combined to one-hit the Wildcats in the first game. Smith earned her first career win in the second game, coming in for Gorham after one inning.
    Frontenac made the 112-mile trip to Moran and back worthwhile and the Raiders host Baxter Springs on Thursday.
    Colgan baseball, softball
    The Panthers swept the Bulldogs of Galena on the diamond Monday night, 3-2 and 9-2.
    Page 2 of 3 - In a high school baseball season marked so far by superlative pitching performances in several games, Colgan pitchers showed their best form in seven games this season.
    Christian Cedeno earned the win in the first game, allowing one run on seven hits over his 5.1 innings. He struck out six and walked four. Jack Villamaria relieved Cedeno and earned a save, allowing one run in the seventh on a solo homer by Galena slugger Zach Gougler. Gougler took a complete game loss — three runs, two earned, eight hits, five strikeouts and three walks.
    Sam Gilbert pitched a gem of a game in the second game — 14 strikeouts and one walk in six innings and Galena had no hits entering the sixth.
    “I thought our pitchers were better tonight,” Colgan head coach Mike Watt said. “Sam Gilbert was great. He spotted his pitches well and he dominated from the start.”
    Offensively, in the first game, Nate Grimaldi went 3-for-4, Villamaria knocked the only double and Jesse Newcomb drove in two crucial runs in an one-run contest. In the second game, V.J. Piccini and Villamaria each drove in two and Grimaldi, Gilbert, Cedeno and Newcomb all had one RBI. Gilbert hit three doubles to lead the Colgan 11-hit parade.
    Colgan (5-2) plays cross-state rival Webb City on Friday.
    It’s not that senior pitcher Morgan Gilmore needs a lot of run support but it’s a bonus for first-year head coach Abby Farabi and the Panthers softball team.
    Colgan blasted Galena during both halves of a doubleheader, 9-0 and 18-1.
    In that second game rout, every Colgan player in the starting lineup (1-9) had at least one hit and the Panthers totaled 17. Colgan scored every run it needed during a seven-run fourth.
    In the first game, Amanda McBride and Katie Kolarik each hit 2-4 with one double and one single apiece. Gilmore struck out eight.
    Colgan (5-1) hosts Anderson County on Thursday.
    High school golf
    Frontenac placed second in the Baxter Invitational on Monday, finishing ahead of fourth place Girard and fifth place Colgan.
    Judd Belew led the Raiders with a fourth-place total of 84. Kyle Loy shot a 92 and Garrett Tackkett 95, giving Frontenac three players in the top 10.
    Klay O’Brien led Girard with a sixth-place 88 and Joe Otter led Colgan with his ninth-place 84.
    Caney Valley’s Tyler Wyant led all players by shooting a consistent 72, 36 on the front nine and 36 on the back nine.
    In the Girard JV Invitational last Thursday, Labette County won the nine-hole tournament with a 189 team score. Girard finished eighth.
    Team results: Caney Valley 341, Frontenac 368, Baxter Springs 380, Girard 397, Colgan 403, Galena 416, Riverton 462.
    Frontenac results: Judd Belew 84, Kyle Loy 92, Garrett Tackkett 95, Jake Christman 97, Jesse Christman 103, Brett Zacarello 112.
    Page 3 of 3 - Girard results: Klay O’Brien 88, Aaron Boore 98, Kyle Bauder 104, Tyler Rusher 107, Jonathan Westhoff 114, Garrett Platt 114.
    Colgan results: Joe Otter 94, Jonah Dellasega 98, Freddy Elmer 100, Brandon Emerson 111, A.J. Dellasega 112.
    Team results (Girard Inv.): Labette County 189, Independence 192, Caney Valley 220, Chanute 221, Coffeyville 223, Fort Scott 227, Fredonia 238, Girard 247, Erie 259.
    Girard results (Girard Inv.): Blake Siebert 58, Jon Goff 62, Jayson Rogers 62, Zack Hyman 65, Marlon Bolden 70.

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