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.

BASEBALL

Woodland Tournament

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

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