GRANBY — The East Newton Lady Patriots edged the Neosho Lady Wildcats 6-5 on Monday night, scoring a run each in the fifth and the sixth to earn the lead and then Kinsey Sorrell’s outstanding play in center field helped the Lady Patriots hold on to the lead.

East Newton and Neosho were tied at 4 after two innings, since Neosho plated one in the first and three in the second before East Newton knotted it up with four in the bottom of the second.

Neosho scored one in the fourth to earn a 5-4 lead.

East Newton honored seniors Emily Mojica, Randi Werries, Brynne Smith, Jay Hayward, and Kinsey Sorrell.

Hayward led the Lady Patriots with three hits, three RBI, and one run scored. Werries collected two hits and a pair of RBI. Hayward and Mojica each doubled.

Natalie Oxendine earned the win, allowing five runs (one earned) on seven hits in six innings. She struck out two and walked none.

In the top of the seventh, Oxendine retired Neosho in order, as left fielder Brynne Smith caught the first out and Sorrell denied the Lady Wildcats hits and any chance of a rally with a pair of catches to end the game.

Tori Frazier led the Lady Wildcats with two runs scored and three RBI. Taylor Baker doubled and drove in a run. Cheyenne Bates and Amber Shepeard each had a hit and one RBI.

Neosho returned to action Tuesday against Carthage.


East Newton blows out Aurora
GRANBY — The Lady Patriots improved to 11-9 on the season with a 10-2 win Tuesday over Aurora, blowing open the game with four runs in both the fourth and sixth innings.

Brynne Smith led East Newton with four hits, three RBI, and one run scored. Jay Hayward added three runs scored, two hits, and one RBI. Kinsey Sorrell and Emily Mojica each had two hits and two RBI, while Sorrell scored twice and Mojica once.

Chelsea Hawkins, Hayward, Mojica, and Smith each doubled. Sorrell and Hayward each stole two bases and Smith had one.

Natalie Oxendine earned the win in the circle, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits over seven innings. She struck out eight and walked none.

East Newton returned to action Thursday against Monett and then play Friday and Saturday in the Carthage Invitational.