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STATE BASEBALL: Nevada advances to Class 4 quarterfinals by beating Monett

SoMo Sports staff reports

MONETT, Mo. — Nevada rode a pair of big innings to a 13-2 win in six innings over Monett on Tuesday in a Class 4 sectional contest at North Park.

The game was deadlocked at two after four innings, but the Tigers scored four runs in the fifth and seven more in the sixth to earn a run-rule victory.

Nevada scored its 13 runs on 11 hits.

Drake Ketterman went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, while Case Sanderson, Cade Beshore and Riddick Shook all had two hits apiece.

Kellan Ast drove in three runs, while Shook and Beshore added two RBI apiece. Sanderson scored three runs and Kasen Ast scored twice.

Caden Klumpp went 3 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits.

Sanderson earned the win after tossing 1 2/3 innings, striking out four. Kennedy D’Elia pitched a scoreless inning.

Monett’s Marcus Young took the loss after allowing six earned runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Aiden Clapper had two hits for the Cubs, while Evan Witt and Josh Wallace had RBI.

In the game-changing fifth, Ketterman doubled, Sanderson walked and Beshore reached on an error, with a run scoring on the play.

Later in the frame, Shook hit an RBI single and Kellan Ast contributed a two-run single for a 6-2 lead.

In the sixth, a run scored on an error and Beshore hit an RBI single before three walks with the bases loaded made it 11-2. 

Ketterman contributed an RBI single before Sanderson drew a bases-loaded walk.

The Cubs end the season with a 16-9 record.



Nevada (19-9) is at Springfield Catholic (19-7) at 5 on Thursday in a quarterfinal contest of the Class 4 state tournament.

The Nevada-Catholic winner advances to the Class 4 semifinals on May 31 in Ozark. 


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