A two-out single by Blue Springs’ Tylin Stephens in the bottom of the second was really all Missouri needed in its 7-1 victory over Kansas in the first game. Missouri continued to roll in the second game, scoring three runs in the first inning on the way to a 15-5 victory.
It was far from a perfect game for the Pembroke Hill baseball team Friday in the Missouri Class 4 semifinals. But it was good enough, and the Raiders will play for a state championship Saturday morning.
It was a storybook ending for John Nogalski and the dominant Rockhurst tennis team. Nogalski, a senior, won the deciding match in the Hawklets 5-0 victory over Christian Brothers College on Thursday in the Class 2 championship match at the 2014 Missouri Boys Tennis Tournament
After waiting out a rain delay, Joey Beller sidestepped the wet conditions at Lincoln University to win the Class 1 boys shot put. His second toss of 47 feet, 3 inches defeated second-place Max Carrillo of St. Joseph Christian by only a quarter of an inch.