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Morning Sun
  • Frontenac baseball, softball sweep Riverton

  • The good times keep rolling for the Frontenac Raider baseball and softball teams, as they each improved to 6-0 with Thursday sweeps of Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League rivals Riverton.



    Frontenac baseball won 12-2 and 5-4 in Riverton and because of mucky field conditions in Riverton, Frontenac softball (officially the road team) defeated Riverton 19-2 and 14-5 at the Raider Sports Complex.

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  • The good times keep rolling for the Frontenac Raider baseball and softball teams, as they each improved to 6-0 with Thursday sweeps of Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League rivals Riverton.
    Frontenac baseball won 12-2 and 5-4 in Riverton and because of mucky field conditions in Riverton, Frontenac softball (officially the road team) defeated Riverton 19-2 and 14-5 at the Raider Sports Complex.
    The Rams could only managed two runs on five hits against Frontenac starter Blake Vail and fellow Raider seniors Bryan Wade and Gus Brunetti provided all the run support Vail needed with a pair of RBI apiece. No. 2 hitter Wade led the Frontenac offense with three hits and leadoff man Bryce Burdette performed one of his main functions by scoring three runs.
    Riverton scored its runs unearned against Vail.
    Frontenac earned the win in the nightcap with two runs in the sixth. Brett Macary picked up the win in relief, tossing three-plus scoreless innings.
    Wade, Matt Standlee, Ross Edge, Jace Burdette and Brunetti all picked up RBI.
    Riverton leadoff man Greyson Spriggs led the Rams with two RBI.
    On the softball field, Frontenac proved dominating Thursday night.
    In the first game, Nayna Fields went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, two triples and one RBI. Jennifer Long went 4-5 with three runs scored, a double and three RBI. Haley Wilson drove in two on a 2-5 night and Rachel Amershek went 2-5 with a double and two runs scored. Macie Broyles pinch hit in the seventh and drove home three runs with a double.
    In the second game, Ryleigh McCartney led with three RBI and Fields, Lindsey Gorham and Wilson each picked up two RBI. McCartney, Gorham and Wilson all doubled and Wilson and Gorham both tripled.
    Gorham earned the win in both games, striking out a total of nine.
    Frontenac baseball and softball host Girard on Monday.
    High school tennis
    The Pittsburg boys continued their solid play Thursday night during their home invitational tournament, winning first place.
    Pittsburg head coach John Seal, in his 29th season, reached career win No. 493 with an overall coaching record of 493-67. Pittsburg owns a 12-0 dual record and the Purple Dragons have lost only five varsity matches this year.
    Hank Cloninger finished second in No. 1 singles, Logan Benham first in No. 2 singles, Nick Powers-Micah Hashman second in No. 1 doubles and Josh Dial-Jake Creech first in No. 2 doubles.
    Team results: Pittsburg 14, Labette County 8, Columbus 8, Fort Scott 5, Iola 5.
    High school golf
    Colgan sophomore Bailey Beykirch won an individual title and helped Colgan win the Frontenac Invitational on Thursday at the Four Oaks Golf Course.
    Beykirch scored 86, two strokes better than Judd Belew of Frontenac and three better than Colgan teammate Brandon Emerson.
    Page 2 of 2 - Team results: Colgan 359, Frontenac 364, Baxter Springs 411, Girard 419, Riverton 462, Galena 468.
    Colgan (359): Bailey Beykirch 86, Brandon Emerson 89, David Misasi 91, Freddy Elmer 93, Brock Jameson 95, Jonah Dellasega 104.
    Frontenac (364): Judd Belew 88, Kyle Loy 91, Jesse Christman 91, Garret Tackkett 94, John Murray 105, Jake Christman 109.
    Girard (419): Aaron Boore 94, Jonathan Westhoff 103, Kyle Bauder 109, Jayson Rogers 113, James Spieth 116, Zack Hyman 119.
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