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SOFTBALL: Webb City goes 2-2 at UCM tourney

SoMo Sports staff reports

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Webb City split four games at the UCM Tournament.

After going 0-2 in pool play on Friday, Webb City ended the tourney on a high note by winning both of its games on Saturday.

In Saturday’s consolation semifinals, Webb City defeated Knob Noster 9-0.

The Cardinals led 2-0 when they scored three runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth.

Lily Hall drove in three runs on two hits, while Liz Rhuems had two hits and scored three runs. Kenzie Wynn had two hits, while Kylee Sargent drove in two runs.

Laney Taylor was the winning pitcher. She tossed five scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. Karsyn Cahoon pitched a scoreless inning in relief, striking out two of the three batters she faced.

In the tourney finale, Webb City beat Putnam County 15-7.

The Cardinals led 4-3 when they plated five runs in the fourth and six in the fifth. Putnam County scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth for the final margin.

Webb City recorded 16 hits, with 10 players contributing. 

Rhuems had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, five RBI and three runs scored. 

Dawsyn Decker, Maddie Barchak and Sargent contributed two hits apiece, while Jensyn Pickett and Barchak drove in two runs apiece.

Rylynn McFarland, Sydney Strickland and Hall also drove in runs. 

Cahoon was the winning pitcher. She allowed four runs on five hits in three innings. Taylor pitched two innings and gave up one earned run on four hits. 

On Friday, Belton defeated Webb City 6-0 and Holden beat the Cardinals 11-0.

The Cardinals managed just one hit against Belton, a single off the bat off Hall. 

Taylor took the loss, but she allowed only three earned runs in seven innings in the circle while striking out seven. 

Holden used a pair of five-run innings to beat the Cardinals in five innings.

Webb City’s lone hit against Holden was a double by Rhuems. 

Cahoon and Jo Jarmin handled the pitching duties, with Cahoon taking the loss. She allowed six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings while striking out five. 

Webb City (12-11) travels to Lebanon on Monday.



McDonald County split four games at the tourney. 

On Saturday, the Mustangs defeated Belton 9-8 and suffered a 2-1 setback to Blair Oaks. 

On Friday, McDonald County beat Knob Noster 17-1 and suffered a 1-0 loss to Sherwood.

Blair Oaks went on to win the tournament championship with a win over Sherwood.



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