From The Archives From Benton County Enterprise Sports; June 26, 1986

By: 
Adam Dean Howe
Enterprise Staff
From The Archives
From Benton County Enterprise 
Sports; June 26, 1986
Braden Construction Softball League Leaders
Braden Concrete Construction earned sole possession of first place in the Warsaw Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League Friday night at Lumpe Field by downing previous co-leader Barnes Well Drilling 8-1.
In a tightly played defensive game, Braden utilized a 4 run fourth inning and a 3 run seventh to pull away.  Their own pitching and field play limited the Drillers to just 7 hits.
Collecting 2 hits each for the Concrete crew were Rod Ingram, Rick Rank and Bob Eidson, while Ed Dority was the only Barnes player to notch a pair of hits.
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Art’s Building Supply moved into a second place tie in the loop standings in the night’s third game by virtue of a solid 12-7 conquest of Briggs Oil Company.
The Builders did not score in any of the even numbered innings, but put together respective totals of 4, 3, 3 and 2 runs in the first, third, fifth and seventh frames.  Briggs scored 6 of their runs with a fourth inning uprising.
Mark Eifert homered, tripled and doubled to spearhead the Art’s attack, while Frank Kays also had 3 hits and Billy Hanns, Pug Bledsoe and Linn Whitworth all had 2 hits.
Dennis Lewis accounted for 3 Oiler hits, with Greg Lee and Kenny Goth both contributing a pair of hits.
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The evening’s second confrontation saw the United Missouri Bank reach the .500 level as they dealt the Shawnee Bend Fun Center their fourth consecutive loss by a score of 23-9.
After building an apparently secure 8 run lead in their first 2 times at bat, the Bankers were shocked b a 9 run Fun Center explosion in the bottom half of the second inning before regrouping to outscore their foes 15-9 the rest of the way.
Steve Spencer’s 4 hit performance paced the United Missouri offense, while Skeeter Turner laced 3 hits and 2 hits apiece were added by David Scott, Randy Owsley and Richard Byrd (the league’s oldest player).
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Lear Construction picked up their first victory of the 1986 campaign in the final game, a hard fought 11-9 decision over Johnson Tax Service.  
The winners moved out to an 8-2 lead through five innings of play, but saw the Taxers claw back for 7 runs in the last 2 innings and needed 3 runs of their own in the sixth to preserve the narrow edge.  
Osage Valley Bank Little Leaguers Remain Undefeated For ‘86 Season
The Osage Valley Bank Little League baseball team remains unbeaten and now owns a 2 game cushion at the top of the local 4 team circuit with only 2 weeks remaining on the 1986 summer schedule.
Osage Valley was forced to come from behind as they nipped winless Burton-Walthall Motors 10-9 in league action Thursday night at Lumpe Field.
Trailing by a 9-3 count int he last inning, several walks and a Jonathan Gott homerun salvaged the 1 run squeaker.
Handling the Banker pitching were Jason Gott, Curtis Reed, Andy Nolte and Jonathan Gott.
On the mound for the Ford squad were Michael Slavens and Deron Johnson.
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The evening’s second game was remarkably similar as the Warsaw Family Clinic rallied to capture an 11-10 heartstopper from Shinn Chevrolet. 
The Chevy crew had established a 9-2 lead before a succession of bases on balls let the Medics forge into contention late in the contest.
Daniel Keltner tripled in the winning run.
Pitching for the Clinic were Kevin Balke, Doug Hix and Dustin Cox, while the Shinn hill duty was shared by Joe Hahn Hilty, Corey Eutsler, Scotty Jones and Andy Meyer
Warsaw Bambinos Defeat Versailles In Double Header 
The 2 Warsaw Bambino League baseball teams defeated Versailles in a pair of games played here Monday night.
Jonathan Gott pitched a masterful 2 hitter in the opening game of the doubleheader, leaving the Morgan County squad swinging at the air as he struck out 17 batters in the 6 inning contest which ended with Warsaw on top by a 7-2 score.
The home team scored 3 runs in their initial turn at bat, added 2 more in the third frame and finished with 2 insurance runs in the next inning.
Versailles only tallies came in their last time at bat on a walk and a pair of triples by Stephens and Murdock.
Pacing the 11 hit home team attack was Gott with a homerun and triple, while 2 hits each were recorded by Andy Meyer, Dustin Cox and Gary McMillin.
Sumner took the mound loss for the visitors.
Warsaw Babe Ruthers Are 6-2 So Far For 1986 Season
The Warsaw Babe Ruth League baseball team was on a roll this past week as they reeled off 3 straight victories to bring their 1986 summer record to 6-1.
Starting the successful sweep was a 17-0 whitewash of Windsor here on June 17.
Starter Tim Leighty and reliever Branden Boise combined to hurl the 5 inning shutout, the game being called at that point on the 10 run lead rule.  This duo hooked up to allow just 1 hit while striking out 9 and walking 4.
Catcher Willard Palmer topped the home team’s 16 hit attack with a perfect 4-for-4 night at the plate, including 3 doubles.  Boise went 3-for-3 and a pair of hits each were recorded by Jamie Lux, Leighty and Wade Masoner.
Hampton was the losing  Windsor pitcher, getting relief help from Powell.
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Warsaw journeyed to Stover on Thursday and came home with a big 22-1 win under their belts.
Starting pitcher Brian Grobe and relievers Boise and Palmer limited the home team to just 2 hits while whiffing 3 batters and walking 5.
The visitors meanwhile battered Stover starter Miller and reliever Wilbanks for 21 hits.  They received 6 walks and had only 1 strikeout victim.
Boise hit safely 5 consecutive times, including a third inning home run.  Dwayne Davis and Chad Eutsler also homered, with 3 hits apiece contributed by Lux, Grobe and Davis, and a pair of hits each turned in by Palmer, Masoner and Eutsler.
Viebrock and Fischer accounted for the 2 Stover hits.
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Completing the trio of victories was an easy 21-2 conquest of Windsor there Saturday afternoon.
Boise earned the complete game win, the game being concluded after 5 innings on the 10 run lead rule.  He no hit the Henry County crew, striking out 6 and issued 7 bases on balls.
Leadoff batter Lux enjoyed a perfect 4-for-4 day at the plate, while Palmer, Leighty and Masoner all accounted for 3 hits and a pair of hits each were contributed by Davis and Eutsler.
Sharing the Windsor pitching chores were Kaisman, Powell and Barland
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In Babe Ruth “B” team action, Warsaw was 1-2 on the week, falling to Windsor there by an 8-6 score, downing Stover 30-5 and again being defeated by Windsor 6-5 there Saturday.
Pitching for Warsaw in the 3 games were Palmer, Randy Jenkins, Davis and Dale Johnson.
Leading hitters over this period with 4 safeties apiece were Jenkins and Mike Schockmann, while 3 hits each were recorded by T.R. Swift, Johnson, Kyle Salley and McLaughlin.
Coree Willard Fifth In Junior Olympics
AAU/USA Junior Olympics Track and Field held it’s Missouri state meet at Warrensburg on June 13th and 14th.  
Coree Willard, 17, of Edwards participated in it.  She came in 2nd in the shot put, 5th in the disc, and she now advances to the Mo-Val Association in Manhattan, KS June 27-28.
Coree is the daughter of Mrs. Charles Willard.  Coree finished 6th in the nation last year in the Olympics held in Iowa City, Iowa.

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