Central sweeps Parkway West in final tune-up
Sunday, May 5, 2002
Central will ride the momentum of a shutout of Parkway West into Tuesday's boys' tennis district tournament at St. Louis.
Central (13-2) won 9-0 Saturday to end the regular season.
Trevor Blattner, Andy Tansil, Paul Hagler, Andrew Eaton, Eric Daume and Tyler Roeger won in singles. Blattner-Tansil, Eaton-Daume and Hagler-Roeger swept doubles.
Central will carry a pair of highly seeded doubles teams into Tuesday's event at 9 a.m. Blattner-Tansil, which finished seventh in the state last season, are seeded first with Eaton-Daume third. In singles, Hagler and James Russell will represent Central.
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bell City's starting pitchers dominated on the mound and at the plate to lead the Cubs to the championship of the Woodland Optimist Tournament.
The top-seeded Cubs drubbed Woodland, the third seed, 16-3 in the championship game behind Ben Duncan's one-hit pitching performance and six RBIs. Duncan pitched five innings in the six-inning contest.
Duncan went 3-for-3 with a grand slam and two-run triple as Bell City (9-4) won for the eighth time in nine games.
Zak McIntyre added three hits. Jason Rampley and Darrell Bailey had two each.
In the semifinal, Rampley shut out fourth-seeded Leopold 10-0 on a five-inning one-hitter.
Rampley also paced the Cubs' offense with three hits, including a three-run homer. Duncan connected on a two-run shot.
Bell City's McIntyre and Ty Brown had two hits apiece.
Leopold defeated second-seeded Oak Ridge for third place.
-- From staff reports