WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Webb City Cardinals bounced back nicely from Thursday’s loss to Joplin by beating Nixa 7-4 on Saturday in non-conference prep baseball action at Chuck Barnes Field.
The Cardinals, who improved to 11-2, recorded six hits, one apiece by Devrin Weathers, Shane Noel, Matt Woodmansee, Aiden Brock, Eli Goddard and Eric Fitch. Weathers had a triple, the lone extra-base hit.
Treghan Parker, Noel and Fitch had one RBI apiece.
Fitch was the winning pitcher. He allowed two earned runs in three innings of work while striking out five. Noel pitched four innings and allowed two runs while striking out two.
Hardy Dougan took the loss, but he gave up just one earned run. He walked five and fanned two.
Nixa’s Sam Russo went 3-for-4, while Jaret Nelson drove in two runs on two hits.
Down 1-0, Webb City used a six-run second inning to take control.
During the big inning, Cole Gayman walked, Brock singled and Goddard reached on an error, allowing Gayman to score. After an out, Fitch hit an RBI single.
Later in the inning, both Parker and Noel drew walks, making it 3-1. Woodmansee helped clear the bases when he hit a ground ball, as he reached on an error and the Cards went up 6-1.
Nixa added a single tally in the fourth, but the Cardinals got the run back in the sixth. Weathers tripled and then came home after a fielder’s choice off the bat of Parker.
Nixa plated two runs in the seventh on Nelson’s two-run triple before the Cardinals retired the side to secure the win.
Webb City is at Carthage at 4:30 on Monday.