By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
It was a picture perfect day weather wise on Thursday, and quite a busy day on the spring sports schedule as well.
The Chillicothe tournament got underway. The Benton Cardinals scored 16-8 victories over both Macon and Chillicothe. The Cardinals will play for the title on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Lafayette plays Cameron, while Maryville plays Kirksville in that tournament on Friday afternoon.
Other baseball scores
St. Pius X 8 Bishop LeBlond 0
South Holt 18 DeKalb 0
Lawson 10 East Buchanan 3
Mid-Buchanan (11-3) plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Lathrop 9-8.
King City 5 Albany 4
Platte Valley 16 North Andrew 1
Pattonsburg 15 St. Joseph Christian 3|
West Platte 3 Plattsburg 2
Chillicothe won the Savannah invitational by a whopping 34 strokes. Meanwhile, Mid-Buchanan finished second in the KCI Conference meet. Noah Hughes took first with a 77. Lane Ellison and John Kelly earned all-conference honors.
Maryville 9 Benton 1
Lee’s Summit 8 St. Joseph Central 0
Mid-Buchanan 2 Lafayette 0
Savannah 4 Kansas City Lutheran 2
St. Pius X 3 Bishop LeBlond 0. That snaps a five-match winning streak for the Eagles.
The MEC tournament starts today at 8 a.m. at the Noyes Tennis Courts. Meanwhile, Savannah swept Benton 9-0 Thursday to clinch the regular season MEC championship outright.
Other tennis results
Maryville 9 LeBlond 0
Track and Field
The Maryville boys and the Cameron girls took first in the Spoofhound relays. Maryville racked up 183 points, while Cameron had 169. Full results can be viewed here.
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