Sweet 16: Flesner's masterpiece delivers Suns' first regional title since 1998
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Sweet 16: Flesner's masterpiece delivers Suns' first regional title since 1998

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- A simple fist pump capped off a dominant performance. Southeastern right-handed pitcher Shad Flesner watched catcher Colby Ellis fire the ball to first base for the final out of Monday's Class 1A Central Regional championship game.

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Panthers unable to get past Bulldogs in sectionals yet again
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Panthers unable to get past Bulldogs in sectionals yet again

PALMYRA, Mo. -- The way South Callaway right-hander Peyton Leeper and Palmyra left-hander Jacob Kroeger controlled the strike zone during Monday's Class 3 sectional, opportunities to score grew increasingly rare. It's why one miscue, one close call...

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Tigers tamed as season ends in sectionals

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- The two-run first inning was a solid start for the Scotland County baseball team. Bishop LeBlond answered with a better beginning. The Golden Eagles plated seven runs in the bottom of the first inning, and built an eight-run lead...

Kroeger's return comes at perfect time for Panthers
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Kroeger's return comes at perfect time for Panthers

PALMYRA, Mo. -- A simple shift in direction gave Jacob Kroeger confidence in his right knee. The senior for the Palmyra baseball team was rounding second base during Tuesday's Class 3 District 7 championship game against Macon, and quickly had...

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Hornets routed in regional title game

CONCORD, Ill. -- The Brown County baseball's team upset bid lasted a half inning. Lanny Sussenbach's two-run double in the top of the first inning gave the fourth-seeded Hornets a 2-0 lead over top-seeded Jacksonville Routt. The Rockets answered...

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Pirates' run ends in district championship

WINFIELD, Mo. -- The first two batters for St. Dominic were retired in the bottom of the first inning. The third out didn't come for a while, and by then the damage was done. The Hannibal baseball team fell into a 5-0 hole after the first inning...

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Prep baseball roundup: Eagles roll through regional semifinals

Once the Liberty baseball team started scoring, it never stopped. The fifth-seeded Eagles scored at least one run in each of the final six innings Thursday and knocked off third-seeded Unity 11-1 in the semifinals of the Class 1A Central Regional...

Prep baseball roundup: Flesner, Suns pull off regional upset
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Prep baseball roundup: Flesner, Suns pull off regional upset

All the Southeastern baseball team needed was a chance. Shad Flesner gives the Suns such an opportunity every time he toes the rubber. The right-handed junior struck out 16 and got an assist from teammate Brayden Winters to finish off a 4-2 victory over s

Wosman gets pitch to hit, delivers Palmyra district crown
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Wosman gets pitch to hit, delivers Palmyra district crown

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Nolan Wosman didn't get much to hit in his first three plate appearances. Macon couldn't pitch around him a fourth time. "I didn't want to change my approach or anything," Wosman said. "I just wanted to find a good pitch and hit it hard."

Pirates walk off thanks to Rickey's first career home run
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Pirates walk off thanks to Rickey's first career home run

WINFIELD, Mo. -- Kevin Rickey was standing down the left-field line with a handful of other Hannibal baseball fans when his son, Lawson, dug in to the batter's box leading off the bottom of the 13th inning Tuesday. It turned out to be the perfect spot...