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Bulldogs split Saturday doubleheader
Tukker Riess...went three full innings in Odessa's 14-4 win over Pembroke Hill. The senior lefty picked up the win by allowing three earned runs on four hits while striking out two and walking four.
Odessa hosted Lee's Summit and Pembroke Hill Saturday for a nonconference doubleheader on a beautiful day for baseball.
Lee's Summit 15
Odessa 2
5 innings
Tigers scored 11 times in the top of the first and only allowed one hit in the opener. Morgan Miller recorded the lone knock in the bottom of the first to drive in Odessa's only run of the game.
"I hate to say it, but we looked or at least played like we were intimidated, especially in the first inning," commented head coach Brad Mayfield. "After that, we settled down a little. Unfortunately, the game was basically over after their 11-run first. Zero Ks by our pitchers shows how well Lee's Summit hit. Everything that wasn't hit hard still found a hole, but they hit a lot of balls hard throughout the game." Read more in The Odessan.
Windsor throws a gem, Odessa takes the win
For the second time in eight days Odessa defeated Grain Valley in MRVC West play. On April Fool's Day the Bulldogs shut out the Eagles at their place 5-0. On April 9 Odessa defeated them again 4-2. All four runs came in the bottom of the sixth, and the victory came with the Bulldogs recording just three base hits.
"Once again we were not very efficient with the bats," said head coach Brad Mayfield. "We failed to capitalize on strong scoring opportunities in the fourth and fifth innings before finally breaking through in the sixth with four runs. We still didn't get the big hit to break things open then, but we did put up four runs so I can't be overly critical." Read more in The Odessan.
Hilbrenner gets no support
Cameron Hilbrenner went six full innings April 7 against Harrisonville, giving up one unearned run on four hits while striking out four and walking four. He exited with the game tied 1-1. After the Bulldogs failed to break the tie in the top of the seventh, Harrisonville scored the walk-off in the bottom half to take a 2-1 win and hand reliever Zach Pulliam the loss.
"Once again we failed to give Cameron any kind of offensive support," commented head coach Brad Mayfield. "They should have never scored. Their first run was unearned, and then we failed to get an out on two different bunts in the seventh and compounded our problems with a leadoff walk and a walk-off walk. Not a pretty ending to what had been a fairly well-played game." Read more in The Odessan.


Odessa finishes second twice
The 14-team Rob Hoefer Husker Invitational took place April 7. Richmond won the girls division with 120 points. Lady Bulldogs were a close second with 116 points. Trenton claimed the boys division with 110 points. Odessa scored 86 to finish second.
Luke Tripp's high jump of 5' 10" was good enough for second.
Madi Wulfekotter tied three other competitors for first in the pole vault by clearing eight feet but was awarded fourth place points. Read more in The Odessan.
Harrisonville takes down tennis team
Odessa tennis team dropped its second straight conference match April 9 to Harrisonville 9-0.
Kyle Jensen and Kane Wolfey fell to Gavin Supernaw and Tanner Murray 8-0 in top doubles action. Corbin Kleoppel and Tyler Atkerson lost to Isaac Tompkins and Jordan Davis 8-2 in number two doubles. Evan Dickmeier and Brandon Coffey made up the number three doubles team that lost to Ethan Reece and Chase Reynolds 8-1. Read more in The Odessan.
Bulldogs finish third in non-conference tri
Barstow golfers played host to Odessa and Richmond April 9 at Loch Lloyd Country Club. Barstow posted a 305 to take the team win. Richmond shot 368 to claim second. Bulldogs were third with a 375. Read more in The Odessan.
Tigers suffer first loss
Drew Bunch...went three-for-three with an RBI, which was Wellington-Napoleon's only run in a 10-1 loss to Lone Jack.
Wellington-Napoleon's first loss of the season came at the hands of Lone Jack Friday. Tigers were short-handed with numerous starters out of the lineup who chose to compete in track and field that day, and the Mules took advantage.
A two-RBI single to center in the bottom of the second broke a scoreless tie. Score remained 2-0 until the top of the fourth when Drew Bunch delivered a two-out single through the middle of the defense to center to score Nathan Jones from second. Aaron Schuster made quick work of the Mules in the bottom of the fourth, but the Tigers could not put anything together in the fifth. Read more in The Odessan.
W-N fifth, eighth at Higginsville
The Rob Hoefer Husker Invitational took place April 7 with 14 teams competing in each division. Richmond scored 120 points to win the girls division. Odessa finished second with 116 points. Trenton, 100, Lafayette County, 71, and Wellington-Napoleon, 53, rounded out the top five.
Trenton's 110 points won the boys division. Odessa, 86, Richmond, 68.5, Carrollton, 58, and Lafayette County, 57.5, made up the top five. Tigers finished with 40 points in eighth.
Madison Thornburg finished third in the shot put with a throw of 36' 1.5". She was seventh in the discus with a best of 82' 6.5". Read more in The Odessan.
W-N competes at William Jewell
The Jewell Relays took place Friday. Eight schools competed, but team scores were not reported.
Jordon Hill won the long jump with a leap of 19' 4.75". Levi Banner finished fifth with a jump of 18' 5".
Madison Thornburg placed third in the shot put with a toss of 37' 3.5".
Alex Rodenberg threw the javelin 111' 9" to place fourth. Dallas Reynolds' best throw measured 107', which placed him fifth. Read more in The Odessan.


Lady Tigers win Pirate Invitational
The Pirate track Invitational was moved from Norborne to Richmond April 9. Fourteen teams competed in the girls division, which was won by Wellington-Napoleon with 97 points. Santa Fe scored 93 in second. Norborne placed third with 76. Hardin-Central topped the boys final standings, which included 16 teams. Bulldogs scored 194 points. Santa Fe took second with 123 points. Tigers were third with 83 points.
Kelsi Southard won the 1600 with a time of 6:24.8. Keely Brockmeyer was sixth at the stripe, clocking in at 7:00.
Southard placed second in the 3200. She covered the distance in 14:00.3. Brockmeyer repeated her sixth place finish with a time of 15:14.3. Read more in The Odessan.
Lady Tigers score a win over Lone Jack Mules
Wellington-Napoleon scored in every inning except the fourth Friday when the Lady Tigers took on Lone Jack. The second and third innings were the big ones as they put up two crooked numbers to jump on top 8-0. They won the game 11-6.
After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Wellington-Napoleon scored four times in the second. Mikayla Lohsandt and Sammy Blystone scored on Jaime Ruskey's single to center. A catcher's interference call with the bases full sent Miranda Block to first and Allison Baker home to make it 4-0. Final run of the inning crossed home plate when Caitlin Niendick drew a bases-loaded walk to score Ruskey.
In the third, Lohsandt reached on an error and later scored on Blystone's single to center. Monica Thornburg also found her way home on the play. Blystone scored moments later when Ruskey drove her in with a shot to right. Read more in The Odessan.
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