High school roundup: Central's Simmons wins co-medalist at Jackson Invitational

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Travis Simmons of Central shot a 1-over-par 72 at Kimbeland Country Club on Monday to tie for the medalist honor at the Jackson Invitational.

Carr Vernon of Poplar Bluff also turned in a 72 as the Mules won the team title by seven strokes over host Jackson in the 12-team event.

Poplar Bluff finished with a 306 total, followed by Jackson at 313 and Central at 323.

Connor Thrower led Jackson with a third-place finish, shooting a 75.

Central's Corey Connell tied for fourth with a 76.

Jackson Invitational

Team -- Poplar Bluff 306, Jackson 313, Central 323, Fort Zumwalt South 330, Dexter 331, Sikeston 334, Farmington 345, Bloomfield 350, Jackson Red 358, New Madrid County Central 368, Park Hills 407, Ste. Genevieve 439

Individual -- 1 (tie). Travis Simmons, Central 72; 1 (tie). Carr Vernon, Poplar Bluff 72; 3. Connor Thrower, Jackson 75; 4 (tie). Corey Connell, Central 76; 4 (tie). Collin Davis, Poplar Bluff 76; 4 (tie). Eric Schwartz, Fort Zumwalt South 76; 7. Evan Deere, Sikeston 77; 8 (tie). Tanner Werner, Jackson 78; 8 (tie). Logan Robey, Dexter 78; 8 (tie). Jake Russell, Poplar Bluff 78; 8 (tie). Layton Hayess, New Madrid 78

Jackson -- Connor Thrower 75, Tanner Werner 78, Brett Leimbach 79, Braxton McDowell 81

Central -- Travis Simmons 72, Corey Connell 76, William Anderson 87, David Watts 88

Notre Dame 167, Fredericktown 219

Brady Dixon shot a 2-over 38 at Bent Creek Golf Course to lead the Bulldogs.

Notre Dame -- Brady Dixon 38, Jake Seabaugh 41, Gunnar Knudtson 42, Cody Cox 46

St. Vincent 158, Perryville 176, Herculaneum 204

Brett Wengert led the Indians (10-3) to victory by shooting a 3-over 38 at Perryville Country Club.

St. Vincent -- Brett Wengert 38, Sean Martin 39, Zac Carron 40, Dustin Yamnitz 41


Notre Dame 5, Farmington 4

The Bulldogs pushed across a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to hand visiting Farmington its first loss of the season.

Cody Heisserer went the distance on the mound, allowing eight hits and two walks while striking out five. The Bulldogs improved to 9-1.

Nathan Beussink homered and doubled to lead Notre Dame's nine-hit attack.

Eric Hayes went 3 for 4 with two doubles. Jonathan Lynch had two hits, including a triple.

The Bulldogs trailed 4-0 before scoring four fifth-inning runs. That's the way things stood through the regulation seven innings.

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WP -- Cody Heisserer. LP -- Krietler. HR -- Bradley (F), Nathan Beussink (ND). 3B -- Jonathan Lynch (ND). 2B -- Beussink (ND), Eric Hayes 2 (ND), Hibbits (F), Bradley (F). Multiple hits -- Farmington: Bradley 2-3. Notre Dame: Beussink 2-3, Lynch 2-3, Hayes 3-4. Records -- Notre Dame 9-1.

Central 3, Windsor 2

The Tigers moved above the .500 mark at 6-5 by squeezing out a home victory.

Andrew Williams pitched five innings for the win, allowing seven hits and two runs.


WP -- Andrew Williams. LP -- Pauli. Multiple hits -- Windsor: Kraemer 3-3, Dahlberg 2-3. Records -- Windsor 9-3, Central 6-5.

Scott City 22, Egyptian 5

Heath Pobst belted a grand slam as the Rams blistered the Illinois squad in five innings.

Jamie Scholz also homered for the Rams (6-5-1). Ryan Fortner doubled twice and Brett Dirnberger tripled.

Pobst, Scholz and Dirnberger had two hits, as did Landon Robert and Austin Atchley.

Hunter Cox was the winner.

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WP -- Hunter Cox. LP -- Caldwel. HR -- Heath Pobst (SC), Jamie Scholz (SC), Webb (E). 3B -- Brett Dirnberger (SC). 2B -- Saldsman (E), Monohan (E), Ryan Fortner 2 (SC), Landon Robert (SC). Multiple hits -- Scott City: Robert 2-4, Dirnberger 2-3, Scholz 2-3, Pobst 2-3, Austin Atchley 2-3, Fortner 2-3. Egyptian: Monohan 2-3, Gruninger 2-23, Saldsman 2-3. Records -- Scott City: 6-5-1.

Chaffee 9, Charleston 4

Alex Crowe went 3 for 4, with a home run and three RBIs as Chaffee (11-2) won on the road.

Layton Tenkhoff, Alex Davie, Andrew Terhune and Jared Walker all added two for Chaffee, which had 14 hits overall. Tenkhoff tripled.

Daniel Dooley was the winning pitcher.


WP -- Daniel Dooley, 3-1. LP -- Browning. HR -- Alex Crowe (Chaf). 3B -- Layton Tenkhoff (Chaf). 2B -- Alex Davie (Chaf), Andrew Terhune (Chaf), Watkins (Char), Browning (Char). Multiple hits -- Chaffee: Jared Walker 2-4, Davie 2-4, Terhune 2-4, Crowe 3-4, Tenkhoff 2-3. Charleston: Naile 2-2. Records -- Chaffee 11-2.

Oak Ridge 10, South Iron 0

Brett Thomas pitched a two-hitter as Oak Ridge (6-4) won in six innings.

Cody Myers and Lance Rohde both had two of Oak Ridge's nine hits.

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WP -- Brett Thomas, 4-0. LP -- Wilfong. 2B -- Lucas Rohde (OR), Dakota Zoellner (OR), Thomas (OR), Kelly (SI). Multiple hits -- Oak Ridge: Cody Myers 2-4, Lance Rohde 2-3. Records -- Oak Ridge 6-4.

Advance 11, Puxico 1

Advance posted a five-inning romp in the opening round of the Stoddard County Tournament.

Dylan Dunivan homered and doubled for the Hornets (6-5). Grant Gray tripled and doubled. Jacob Spears went 3 for 3.

Ryan Moses notched the victory.


WP -- Ryan Moses. LP -- Skylar Moore. HR -- Dylan Dunivan (A). 3B -- Grant Gray (A). 2B -- Dunivan (A), Gray (A). Multiple hits -- Advance: Gray 2-3, Jacob Spears 3-3, Dunivan 2-3. Records -- Advance 6-5.


St. Vincent 2, Poplar Bluff 0

St. Vincent scored a goal in each half to secure its 10th win of the season.

Junior midfielder Courtney Herberlie scored off a pass from Mallory Tucker with 13 minutes left in the first half. Heberlie deposited a shot from outside the box to put the Indians (10-3) up 1-0.

Holly Cissell scored early in the second half as she stole the ball from a Poplar Bluff defender, scooted around the goalkeeper and deposited the ball in a wide-open net.

Perryville 4, North County 0

Morgan Franklin scored two goals and added an assist to lead the host Pirates.

Allison Moldenhauer added the other two goals for Perryville (5-3). Sam Amberger and Kelsey Schremp both collected an assist.

Farmington 4, Saxony Lutheran 1

Courtney Bergman scored the lone goal for the Crusaders.


*** Columbia Duals

Central split a pair of matches at the Columbia Duals in Columbia, Mo.

Central defeated Hickman 7-2, but then suffered a 9-0 loss to Rock Bridge, the top-ranked team in the state.

Central 7, Hickman 2


Pablo Jaramillo (c) def. James Majors 6-2, 7-5

Austin Shupert (C) def. Tom Majerus 6-0, 7-6 (12-10)

Ashwath Kumar (H) def. Sam Stahly 6-1, 6-3

Daniel Shyu (H) def. Nick Hines 6-1, 6-0

Caleb Yeargain (C) def. Daniel Hwang 4-6, 6-2, 10-7

Ryan Watts (C) def. Manoj Palavalli 7-5, 6-3


Jaramillo-Stahly (C) def. Majors-Majerus 10-6

Shupert-Hines (C) def. Kumar-Hwang 10-8

Alvaro Jaramillo-Yeargain (C) def. Shyu-Blake Wisniewski 10-7

JV -- Central wins 3-0

Rockbridge 9, Central 0


Bradford Zitch (R) def. Pablo Jaramillo 6-0, 6-3

James Hunter (R) def. Austin Shupert 6-0, 6-1

Daniel Liu (R) def. Sam Stahly 6-1, 6-1

Joe LaRose (R) def. Nick Hines 6-0, 6-0

John Fay (R) def. Caleb Yeargain 6-1, 6-2

Alex Jones (R) def. Ryan Watts 6-1, 6-0


Hunter-LaRose (R) def. Pablo Jaramillo-Stahle 8-0

Liu-Jones (R) def. Shupert-Hines 8-0

Fay-Jeremy Lambardo (R) def. Alvaro Jaramillo-Yeargain 8-3


Meadow Heights 15, Zalma 7

Taylor Whitehead and Paige Bailey both had two hits for Zalma but it was not enough as Meadow Heights won on the road.

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WP -- Thorne. LP -- Trista Clark, 0-1. 3B -- Thorne (MH), Lorie VanGennip (Z). 2B -- Taylor Whitehead (Z), Thorne (MH), Welker (MH), Myer (MH), Groves (MH). Multiple hits -- Zalma: Whitehead 2-3, Paige Bailey 2-4. Meadow Heights: Henson 2-3, Thorne 2-6, Welker 3-4, Baremore 2-5, Myer 2-5, Long 2-3. Records -- Zalma 3-3.

-- From staff reports

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