Going to do something a little different this week. Since we didn't keep up with last week's results, we will briefly recap those and then look at the week ahead. (baseball box scores are attached at the bottom of the post)
Baseball opened the week on Tuesday with a 12-2 six inning victory over the visiting Leopold Wildcats. Leopold scored first but the Eagles plated the next 9 and cruised to the mercy-rule win. Cole Priggel homered, while Lane Johnson, Clay Sauceda and Jacob Shoemaker each doubled.
Drew Reischman went 4 innings, allowing only two hits and one unearned run, to pick up the win on the mound.
On Monday evening, the volleyball team traveled to Leopold. The junior varsity picked up their first win of the season in three sets (19-25,25-14,15-4).
Sam Welter had five assists and three aces. Kennedi McVay had four assists and an ace. Katelyn Streeter had three kills, two digs and an ace. Savannah Elfrink had 3 kills, Megan Henson had a kill and a dig as did Heather Gosche. Ali Hornback contributed an ace.
The varsity lost in two (20-25,18-25).
Cassie Cochran had 3 assists, a dig and an ace. Kaylee Payne had a block, two kills, a dig and two aces. Jessie Long had two kills and a block. Kamryn Graviett had an assist and a dig. Streeter added a kill, a block and two digs. Hornback had a dig.
After Wednesday evening's basketball state championship ring ceremony, baseball took the field on Thursday at rival Bell City.
Denver Elfrink hit a grand slam in the first and Oran coasted to an 8-2 win. Reischman also homered and added a double. Shoemaker contributed a doubled.
Sauceda went five scoreless to pick up the "W".
Volleyball played at New Madrid County Central that evening. The junior varsity picked up their second straight victory (12-25, 25-15, 17-15) and the varsity dropped a heartbreaker (16-25, 25-23, 24-26).
McVay led the younger team with seven assists, an ace, a kill and a block. Gosche pitched in four kills, a block and a dig. Elfrink added five kills and a dig. Welter had two assists and an ace. Henson had 2 kills, a dig and an ace. Paige Bradley added a kill and a dig.
Cochran dished out 14 assists. She also had an ace and a dig. Payne slammed home 14 kills. She had a block, an ace and five digs.
Long had five kills, three blocks and three digs. Streeter added three digs, a pair of assists and a block. Hornback had five digs. Graviett had a pair of assists.
The varsity volleyball team entered play Friday in the Dig for Life Challenge with a 0-5 record but by the time they were finished playing late Saturday night, they were 5-6-1 and had claimed 1st place in the silver bracket of the black division.
On Friday, they opened play with a 25-15,25-21 win over Holcomb. They then split with Caruthersville, 18-25,25-14.
They continued with pool play Saturday morning at 8 with a defeat at the hands of Clearwater, 24-25,18-25.
The next opponent was Southland, in a game that was used to determine seedings for the bracket play to follow. The Eagles picked up the win, 25-19,25-19.
With the win over Southland, Oran was awarded a bye and then faced Puxico. The Eagles won in straight sets: 25-7,25-21.
From there, they advanced to the semi-finals and the Cooter Wildcats. Once again it was a two set victory, 25-21,25-20.
The championship match started about 10:15, 14 hours after the day's opener. It took three sets but the Eagles prevailed 22-25,25-22 & 25-13.
Tucked in amongst all the volleyball action, baseball bussed down to Bernie and picked up a 9-3 win over a good Mules' team.
Reischman homered, doubled and pitched 5 scoreless innings to improve to 5-0. Shoemaker added another double.
This week will be the last for fall baseball with five games scheduled, volleyball continues and junior high girls basketball tips off on Monday.
Baseball (11-0) will be at Advance on Monday at 4:30. VB travels to Malden for a 6 pm match. The Greenwave won the gold bracket of the black division over the weekend. Junior high girls will tip off at Chaffee, also at 6 pm.
The boys will host Puxico on Tuesday at 4:30 and the high school girls host conference foe Scott City at 6. This will mark the first sporting event in our refurbished gymnasium.
Wednesday is baseball only when Cooter makes the long drive up for a 4:30 baseball game.
Baseball and girls basketball are on tap for Thursday. The boys are at Leopold at 4:30 and the junior high girls host Scott City at 6.
No school on Friday but on Saturday baseball will close out its season with an 11 am game at home with Bernie. The jayvee team is also scheduled to play.