• Brannon Champagne: Avg: .382; 26 H; 7 2B; 2 3B; 2 HR; 32 R; 20 SB■ The Kansas City Star reports on a good outing by MU Recruit Jack Dudenhoeffer: Pitchers produce big weekend for Pembroke Hill:
• Andy Heifner: 3-1; 39 IP; 60 K; 1.24 ERA; 10 K/AVG; .99 WHIP
Pembroke Hill perfected the fundamentals last weekend at the Warrior Classic hosted by Smithville, proving that solid pitching always works by sweeping the three-game tournament. The Raiders, improving to 10-5 overall, received stellar pitching performances from junior Richard Wright (13 strikeouts and no walks on Friday), senior Jack Dudenhoeffer (eight strikeouts and no walks on Saturday) and sophomore Richard Moriarty, who made his first varsity appearance in the late Saturday afternoon victory.
■ The Brenham Banner-Press reports on Blinn College heading to the District 14 JuCo Tournament:
Blinn will kick off the Region 14 Tournament, which will be held at Leroy Dreyer Field, with a 10 a.m. game against Navarro on Saturday. The Bucs enter as the second seed out of the South Zone while Navarro placed third in the East Zone. San Jacinto won the South while Texarkana will be the No. 1 seed in the East.■ Recruit Cody King's Kirksville Tigers won the North Central Missouri Conference crown, according to the Kirksville Daily Express:
McIntyre said left-hander Zach Hardoin (10-0), a University of Missouri signee, will pitch Saturday’s opening game for the Buccaneers. Hardoin pitched two innings on Saturday in a non-conference game against Tyler.
The Tigers jumped on Boonville for two runs in Game 2’s first inning, getting a two-run double to center by Williams to score Allinson and Schmitz. They made it 3-0 in the third on an RBI single from Mundahl, and a fourth run in the seventh when Allemang scored on a balk.
It was well more than starter Cody King needed. While he struggled with his command and walked eight, he got out of those jams on the strength of 14 strikeouts and only allowed four hits.The Pirates pushed one run across in the sixth, and made it interesting in the seventh. King walked two around a strikeout before giving way to Garrett Antoine. An error loaded the bases, and Antoine walked in a run, but he got a pop fly and strike out to end the game.