The Lady Greyhounds scored four runs on four hits and an error in the top of the first inning. Senior Ashley delRosario drove in a run with a single and scored on sophomore Kati Viets' base hit. Junior Rebecca Tyler doubled in a run and completed the circuit on a booted ball.
Senior Lauren Fuehring led off the second with a single and delRosario doubled her in, then crossed on sophomore Ashtin Hunter's single.
After starting the third with a single, Tyler came around on an error. Junior Ashlyn Schlatweiler and delRosario stroked RBI singles and Viets capped Sweet Springs' scoring with a two-run homer.
The Lady Tigers (1-1) trailed by nine runs going into bottom of the sixth, which senior Kaylee Herring began with a single. Senior Lauren Shull doubled to bring in Herring and scored on a sacrifice fly.
DelRosario had three hits and scored three runs and Viets had four RBIs for the Lady 'Hounds (10-0), who can complete a perfect season -- which included their first I-70 Conference Tournament championship -- at home today against Barstow of Kansas City.
KINGSVILLE -- Sweet Springs brought out the heavy lumber Friday, slugging three homers during a 13-run first inning, for a 17-2 non-conference victory at Kingsville.
The first three Greyhound batters walked to begin the rally, with a single by senior Colby Dohrman driving in the first run. A walk and two hit batters forced in three runs and set the stage two-out grand slam by sophomore Jeffery Hall.
Freshman Andrew Krause and sophomore Jacob Schowengerdt singled, with Dohrman following with a three-run shot. Senior Brandon Evans was on base with a double when junior Derrick Nelson went yard for Sweet Springs, which hadn't homered in its nine previous games this season.
The 'Hounds weren't done. With one run in and the sacks packed, Dohrman doubled to bring in three runs in the second.
After tossing two scoreless frames, Schowengerdt got burned in the third on senior Dakota Ross' single and a homer by senior Brandon Spainhour, but that was all the offense the Tigers (3-14) could muster.
Dohrman drove in seven runs for Sweet Springs -- Hall, Krause and Schowengerdt each scoring three times and Hall providing four RBIs.
The 'Hounds (5-5) are at home today against Glasgow.
ALMA -- All-state senior Dalton Wilkinson went four for four and knocked in six runs Friday to propel Santa Fe to an 18-5 home win over Lone Jack.
The top-ranked Chiefs fell behind early when senior Myles Black delivered a two-run single in the top of the first inning, but recovered quickly with nine runs during their half of the frame.
Senior Andrew Smith led off with a double. A walk, passed ball, two errors and RBI double by junior Andrew Curry produced four runs. Junior Cole Wodrich blasted a solo homer with two outs, and an error kept the rally alive.
Senior Ross Heimsoth singled in a run and scored on an error. A walk and passed ball put two runners in scoring position for Wilkinson, who singled them home.
Wilkinson singled to drive in a run with two outs in the third and jogged around the bases when Curry homered. Sophomore Keaton Graf's single, two walks a passed ball and junior Christian Boehmer's two-run double resulted in three more Santa Fe runs before the inning was over.
Wilkinson polished off a perfect day at the plate with his fifth homer of the season, a three-run rap, in the fourth.
Black hit a three-run dinger in the top of the seventh for the Mules (6-11).
Curry had two hits and three RBIs for the Chiefs (15-1), scheduled to host St. Paul on Tuesday.
FULTON -- The Marshall baseball team dropped its second straight game at the Fulton Tournament on Saturday, finishing in fourth place after a 3-2 loss to Fatima (14-6).
Further information on the game was not available by press time.
The Owls (12-8) have a busy final week of the regular season ahead, with three home games: a non-conference tilt with Odessa today, completion of a suspended NCMC contest against Fulton on Tuesday, and Wednesday's showdown -- possibly for the league title -- against Kirksville.