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MINK LEAGUE: Joplin Outlaws suffer loss to Nevada Griffons

SoMo Sports staff reports


NEVADA, Mo. — Chase Beiter’s walk-off single propelled the Nevada Griffons to a 4-3 win over the Joplin Outlaws on Tuesday night in a MINK League clash at Lyons Stadium. 

The Griffons improved to 3-3, while the Outlaws slipped to 3-2 after a second straight setback.

The host Griffons plated single tallies in the second and third innings. 

Chase St. Amand delivered an RBI single in the second, while Jesse Fonteboa contributed a run-scoring double in the third. 

Griffons starting pitcher Dustin Niles had a no-hitter through five innings, but the Outlaws pushed across three runs in the top of the sixth inning.

During the frame, Jeb Jenkins walked and Ethan Lopez singled before Logan Cline delivered a two-run triple. Cline later scored on Ethan Ellis’ groundout to give the visitors a 3-2 advantage.

Nevada tied it up in the seventh on an RBI double by Beiter. 

In the bottom of the ninth, Tyler Davis and Bryland Skinner both reached on errors before Cameron Saso singled to load the bases. 

A Missouri Southern Lion, Beiter singled to left to give the Griffons the victory. 

A second baseman, Beiter went 2-for-5 with two RBI. Saso had two hits, while Davis scored twice. 

Niles allowed three runs on three hits in seven innings, striking out five in a no-decision.

Nevada’s Sebastian Kirchner earned the win after tossing two scoreless innings in relief.

John Kea took the loss after allowing the unearned run in the ninth. Lukas White went three innings, allowing one earned run while striking out six.

Clay Saporito went 3 2/3 innings, giving up one run and striking out two. 

The Outlaws were limited to three hits, with Lopez, Cline and Jared Toler recording one apiece. 


The Joplin Outlaws will host the Sedalia Bombers (2-1) at 7 on Thursday night at Joe Becker Stadium. 


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