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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:52 pm

The Mountain Grove Panthers secured the South Central Association title with a win over Salem Wednesday, 6-1.

Mountain Grove traveled to Salem and put their first two runs on the scoreboard in the second. Brock Coffman was hit by a pitch. Treye Collins walked and was forced at second on a fielder’s choice. Easton Collins, who had reached on the fielder’s choice, stole a base and Cory Allen scored two with a single.

The Panthers added a run in the third when Jacob Mitchell, who had been hit by a pitch, scored on a D.J. McNew triple.

Salem scored their only run in the fifth inning.

Mountain Grove rounded out its scoring with three in the seventh. Easton Collins led off the inning with a double and Allen singled. Blaine Halford drove home two runs with a double. Halford would score on a McNew double.

The Mountain Grove junior varsity also recorded a win at Salem, 4-0.

Logan Sheppard singled, stole a base and scored on a Hayden Newberry sacrifice fly. Two more Panther runs scored in the fourth when Charles Felker singled, stole a base a moved around to score on wild pitches. Brandon Calhoun had walked and moved over to third on the wild pitches. He would score on a Sheppard sacrifice fly.

Mountain Grove scored their final run in the fourth when Cade Coffman singled and would score on a Jordan Reser single.

The varsity Panthers had earlier traveled to Seneca and split two games. The Panthers took a 2-1 win from Seneca.

Seneca took the early lead with one run in the first, but the Panthers came back in the second to tie the game. Brock Coffman was hit by a pitch, and he would later score on a wild pitch after being moved over to third with a ground out and sacrifice fly.

The winning run scored in the seventh. McNew walked and stole two bases. He would score on a passed ball.

In a game played at Seneca, the Panthers fell to Carl Junction, 4-2.

Mountain Grove started strong with two runs in the first, but a four run fourth inning put the game away for Carl Junction.

Mitchell and Hayden Newberry would walk in the first inning and score on a Garrett Newberry single.

Carl Junction would load the bases in the fourth inning,but the Panthers would turn a double play, allowing only one run to score and holding the lead. A runner would reach on an error and a triple would push everyone home. The runner on third would score on a passed ball.