WAYNESVILLE — The Neosho Wildcats finished 2-1 overall Friday and Saturday in the Waynesville Tournament, earning wins over Sullivan and Waynesville and incurring a loss to Lutheran St. Charles.

WAYNESVILLE — The Neosho Wildcats finished 2-1 overall Friday and Saturday in the Waynesville Tournament, earning wins over Sullivan and Waynesville and incurring a loss to Lutheran St. Charles.
The Wildcats split on Saturday, defeating Waynesville 18-6 and falling to Lutheran St. Charles 9-5.
In the opener Saturday, Neosho plated one run in the first, four in the third, two in the fourth, three in the fifth, five in the sixth and three in the seventh, collecting 19 hits and capitalizing on 10 Waynesville errors.
Clint Winchester led the Wildcats with four hits and Marcus Crawford added three. McHill Manuel and Colton Marion each had three RBI.
Austin Wren pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Wildcats and struck out four.
In the final game of the tournament for the Wildcats, Neosho fell behind 9-1 before scoring four runs in the top of the seventh. The Wildcats managed only two hits. Neosho once led 1-0 before Lutheran St. Charles came to the plate.
Marion collected both hits for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats jumped all over Sullivan for a 7-1 win Friday night, scoring four in the first, one in the second and two in the fourth.
Marion led Neosho with two hits and Manuel added two RBI, while Wren had a hit and one RBI and Jordan Keeler contributed a RBI.
Bryce Slavens earned the win with five strong innings and Gaven Kelley picked up the final two innings. Slavens and Kelley combined for seven strikeouts.
Neosho, 9-8 on the season, returns to action Wednesday in Central Ozark Conference Large play against Willard.

Neosho to host alumni game
The Neosho Wildcats have scheduled their third annual alumni game for Friday, a fundraiser for the high school baseball program.
The events begin at 5 p.m. with registration and food and continue at 6 with a home run derby (it’s winner-takes-all with a $10 entry fee) with the game to follow.
This year’s slogan appears to be “Never underestimate an old man with a baseball bat.” Neosho baseball needs to know how many people are planning to attend, how many people are in each party and individual shirt size for each former player.

McDonald County loses another 1-run game
ANDERSON — The McDonald County Mustangs’ scoreless innings streak and four-game winning streak both came to an end Friday against Monett.
The Cubs’ two runs in the fifth inning broke a 34-inning scoreless streak against McDonald County pitching and Monett scored the winning run in the top of the seventh for a 3-2 Big 8 Conference win over the Mustangs.
McDonald County pitched consecutive shutouts against Fort Gibson, Miami, Jay and Grove.
The Cubs touched McDonald County starter Jamie Hanke for three runs (one earned) on 10 hits over seven innings. Hanke was seeking his third consecutive shutout performance, following on previous Friday outings against Carthage and Fort Gibson. Hanke threw 103 pitches (70 strikes, 33 balls) on Friday with six strikeouts balanced against just one walk.
In the top of the seventh, Mason Swearingen led off with a single and Zach Burgherr advanced Swearingen into scoring position with a sacrifice. The Mustangs intentionally walked Cameron Witt, bringing up Brett Gollhofer, who delivered a RBI single scoring Swearingen from second.
In the bottom of the seventh, Crowder signee Witt denied Donovan Taylor a leadoff hit to center, Emmanuel Baisch grounded out to third and Drury recruit Emitt Dalton flied out to left to end the game.
Monett pitcher Ian Meyer supported himself with a two-run single in the fifth, a hit scoring Burgherr and Witt.
The Mustangs took a 1-0 lead in the first, with Dalton connecting on a leadoff double and courtesy runner Ty Shaver scoring on a Monett error.
After Monett scored two in the top half of the fifth, McDonald County tied it right back up in the bottom half.
McDonald County dropped to 10-10 overall this season and 1-4 in the Big 8. All four conference losses have been by one run: Seneca 3-2, Mount Vernon 3-2, Aurora 2-1 and Monett 3-2. The Mustangs return to action Monday with a Big 8 tilt at home against Cassville.

Monett            000 020 1 — 3 10  2
McDonald Co.    100 010 0 — 2  6  2
Ian Meyer and Brett Gollhofer. Jamie Hanke and Emitt Dalton. WP: Meyer. LP: Hanke. E: Jorden Henson, Mason Swearingen; Dagan Stites, Boston Dowd. 2B: Emitt Dalton. SH: Zach Burgherr, Cameron Witt; Emmanuel Baisch. SB: Jedd Anderson. LOB: Monett 9, McDonald County 5.

Diamond beats Lockwood, Sarcoxie
LOCKWOOD — Revenge must have tasted sweet for the Diamond Wildcats during Friday’s 9-2 win over Lockwood.
See, earlier this season when the two Spring River Valley Conference rivals met in the championship game of the Sarcoxie Tournament, Lockwood run-ruled Diamond 10-0 for the title and the Wildcats’ first loss of the season.
Down 2-0 entering the sixth, the Wildcats closed out the scoring with eight runs in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Carter Prewitt led Diamond with three hits and two RBI at the plate and then on the mound, he allowed two runs on four hits and he struck out 11 Tigers.
Logan Brock and Christian Maturino added two hits each for the 14-hit attack and Brock and Jordan McAlister each drove in two runs.
The Wildcats edged Sarcoxie 6-5 on Thursday with four runs in the seventh. Jerimiah Bridgewater and Blake Drake each drove in a pair of runs for Diamond.
Christian Maturino went the distance for the Wildcats and struck out nine Sarcoxie hitters behind 19 first pitch strikes.
Diamond owns five straight wins since a 6-3 loss to Wyandotte in the Mickey Mantle Classic and the Wildcats are 9-3 overall and 4-0 SRVC. Today, Diamond plays a rescheduled game against Clever at Arvest Ballpark, home of the Kansas City Royals’ Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Clever-Diamond play after Pierce City-Galena, who start at 1 p.m.