Four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning helped seal the victory for the Waynesville High School varsity Tigers baseball team, who beat the visiting West Plains Zizzers 9-3 Friday.
WHS coach Scott Turner hailed a strong performance by Tiger pitcher Hunter O’Neil when asked about the win.
“Not only did Hunter pitch four shutout innings, he also went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double,” Turner said.
The win improves Waynesville’s season record to 5-8.
In other WHS sports:
Ben Whitten led the Waynesville High School Tigers varsity boys’ golf team in its two recent outings.
On April 17, Whitten earned medalist honors with a score of 41 while competing against the Camdenton Lakers at Lake Valley Golf Club. The Lakers won the tournament with a 187, while Waynesville was a close second with a 203. Following Whitten for Waynesville were Tristan Creson with a 53, Ben Pollman with a 54, Nico Reyes with a 55 and Max Reyes with a 57.
On April 22 the Tigers traveled to the Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri, where they finished seventh out of 10 Ozark Conference teams. Waynesville shot a 352 led by Whitten with a 94 and Pollman with a 107. Glendale won the overall tournament, shooting a 320.