JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Joplin Outlaws improved to 9-6 in MINK League play after a 7-3 victory over the Jefferson City Renegades on Tuesday night at Vivion Field.
The Outlaws plated two runs in the second, third and seventh innings while pushing across a single tally in the fourth.
Outlaws starting pitcher Jack O’Brien delivered a stellar outing on the mound. O’Brien, who plays for Hawaii-Pacific, went six innings and allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out seven.
Masayuki Maruhashi tossed two innings in relief, giving up one run while fanning three. Jake Algee pitched a scoreless ninth.
Drake Angeron had a big day at the plate for Joplin, going 3-for-4 with three RBI. Cade Lott had two hits, while Sam Golden scored three runs and drove in one run. Calen Protaskey contributed an RBI double.
Jefferson City’s Kaden Helsel was charged with the loss. He allowed three earned runs on six hits in three innings.
The hosts were limited to six hits in the game, and Ben Burton was the lone Renegade with two hits.
The Outlaws, who are 6-4 in their last 10 games, are tied with Sedalia for first place in the South Division.
Joplin is at Chillicothe (4-10) on Thursday.