Owls go to 7-0 behind five jacks
CARROLLTON -- The band-box ball park at Carrollton provided the Marshall baseball team an opportunity to flex its muscle during an 11-5 non-conference win Monday.
The Owls cracked five homers, three from senior Jordan Pannell -- who came up one dinger shy of the state record. He hit his first one, a three-run shot, in the second inning to cap Marshall's six-run rally. Earlier in the frame, senior Tyler Hunt doubled in a run and senior Sebastian Sims and sophomore Tyler Cott stroked RBI singles.
The Trojans got on the board with junior Brandon Eschenbach's double in the first inning. After Hunt hit a two-run homer in the third and Pannell went yard for the second time in the fourth, Carrollton got a solo tater from junior Andy Henderson.
Pannell went deep to lead off the sixth, but a pair of errors opened the door for the Trojans (0-2) to score twice in the bottom half of the frame. Junior Henry Tietz knocked one out of the park in the seventh for the Owls.
Pannell went four for four and drove in five runs and Hunt had three hits and three RBIs for Marshall. Senior southpaw Collin Porter allowed only three hits and two runs, while striking out seven batters, to pick up his second win of the season.
The Owls (7-0) will be at home today for an NCMC rematch against Mexico.
Boys' Tennis: Marshall 10, Boonville 2
The Marshall boys' tennis team dominated doubles play Monday to claim a 10-2 NCMC home win over Boonville.
The Owls got 10-0 victories from their top two combos, freshman Gerritt Murphy and junior Trent Clause at No. 1 and seniors Alan Magana and Anthony Van at No. 2. The No. 4 duo of junior Quentin Failor and freshman John Hadley and the No. 5 pair of freshman Jude Staley and junior Raven White notched 10-1 wins.
Juniors Jacob Ringlen and Ryan Vereyken took a 10-2 decision at No. 3 and sophomore Juan Villalobos and junior Deeno Aguit closed out the doubles sweep at No. 6 with a 10-3 win.
The Pirates (0-5, 0-4 NCMC) got their lone wins from seniors Caleb James (10-6) and Michael Kelley (10-8) at Nos. 1 and 2 singles. Marshall won the rest behind Magana (10-0), Van (10-2), Ringlen (10-4) and Vereyken (10-3).
The Owls (5-1, 2-1) take a four-match win streak into today's home tilt against Sacred Heart.
Boys' Golf: Owls seventh at SCC
SEDALIA -- The Marshall boys' golf team had one of its best showings in years on a course which has proven difficult for it during Monday's Smith-Cotton Classic.
The Owls posted a team score of 323 to finish seventh out of 17 teams on the Sedalia Country Club links. It was the second-lowest tally put up by a Class 3 program, behind the fourth-place 305 recorded by defending state champion Pembroke Hill of Kansas City.
Junior Bryan Mach and freshman Cole Perkins both kept their scores on the front and back nines under 40. Mach went out in 38 and came in 37 for a 75 to tie for 10th place with seven other entries and Perkins posted a 39 and 38 for 77 to share 17th place six ways.
Junior Alex Maupin had an 85 and junior Marc Plummer carded an 86 to round out Marshall's team total. Sophomore Brett Maupin shot 93.
Lee's Summit senior Austin Staudinger fired an even-par 70 for a one-stroke victory over seniors Jared Dey of Sacred Heart and Tyler Tobias of Lee's Summit North. Park Hill South won the team title by one stroke over Rock Bridge, 299 to 300 points.
The Owls will play back-to-back matches later this week, including Wednesday's triangular at Boonville.
Girls' Soccer: Grain Valley 5, Marshall 0
Grain Valley scored four first-half goals Friday en route to its fourth straight win, a 5-0 non-conference victory over the host Marshall girls' soccer team.
Sophomore Devan Fairfield connected for the Lady Eagles' first and third goals of the period. Sophomore Kali Carson made a short shot in between those scores and freshman Reighan Childers capped the half with a goal off a corner kick from sophomore Nathalie Barr, who recorded her second assist of the match.
Senior Courtney Morales tacked on second-half goal for Grain Valley (6-3), which out-shot Marshall, 13-3.
Junior Ellen Woolsey came up with eight saves for Marshall. Its shots came from seniors Allea Summers and Ariel Smith and junior Jenny Najera.
The Lady Owls (0-8) return to NCMC play Thursday at Moberly.