Webb City goes to Rockhurst … Check … Wins … Check

Rick 2010 TSClass 4 football power Webb City rolled into Kansas City Friday night as the
four-time state champions in their class, but the question on almost
everyone’s mind was: could a David come into the big city and whip Goliath?
Class 6 Rockhurst, a traditional contender for the big-class championship
and a decisive winner in their first game against a fine Columbia Rock
Bridge team, made it look as if Webb City was in serious trouble after the
first eight minutes of the game, taking a 14-0 lead and scoring on both of
their first drives.

One team was in trouble, but it wasn’t Webb City.

The Cardinals used a dominant offensive line to score 27 unanswered points
before halftime, completing four drives by pounding away at the Hawklets
with their option run attack.  Even though two of the four first half scores
came in the air, it was the running game that turned the momentum solidly in
Webb City’s favor.  Quarterback Tyson Roderick ran the option with
precision, and then used long play action to passes to strike twice to wide
out Kiante Hardin for two first half scores.

It was Hardin’s first touchdown catch that may have been the play of the
game, as a long, floating pass was seemingly intercepted by a Rockhurst
defender, only to have Hardin strip the ball out of the defender’s hands as
they both came down to the turf.  Hardin easily covered the final 10 yards
as the Hawklets looked on helplessly.

After a lightning delay of more than an hour at halftime, Webb City
continued to dominate Rockhurst amid spotty rain showers in the second half,
and came away with  a 40-14 win.

Webb City is 2-0, and Rockhurst is 1-1.

Click here for the replay of the first half …

Check out the New Football Show – Prepcasts LLI – Week 2

prepcasts facebook profilePrepcasts is proud to announce the continuation of our addition to our Friday night high school football coverage.  This Friday night at 6:30, we will continue the Prepcasts Live Listen In (LLI) show. Prepcasts will continue to bring you our featured Friday night games, but the Prepcasts LLI show will only enhance the coverage. Hosted this week by Tim Miller, the Prepcasts LLI show will run until around 10:00, and it will provide coverage of all of our featured games in addition to updated scores from high school football contests across the St. Louis area and from our affiliates in Ste. Gen and KCMW. In addition, we will bring you pre-game and post-game analysis of all our featured games from our Prepcasts broadcast crews.
So remember, the Prepcasts LLI show will air live every Friday night from 6:30 – 10:00 and, as an added bonus, all shows will be archived for on-demand listening at your convenience, free of charge. Click here for that show …

The Prepcasts Broadcasting Network Promotes MDA

MDA logoThis would be the weekend that you would always stay up late and watch Jerry Lewis do his annual fundraising on his telethon.  With his retirement the torch has been passed to the communities and to us.

The Prepcasts Broadcasting Network will try to do their part to keep this need alive this weekend.  We will be promoting what MDA is doing in the Kansas City area on those broadcasts and what St. Louis is doing with the KSDK-TV mini telethon on the east side of the state broadcasts.

Here is a link about the Kansas City Lock-UP … http://www2.mda.org/site/TR/Lock-Up/77-675-KansasCityDistrict?fr_id=12019&pg=entry and a link about the telethon … http://archive.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=335464

The broadcasts will also be presenting PSA’s from celebrities during the broadcasts as well.

Thanks for those that have already supported MDA and please give what you can when the Firefighter’s come around with their boots this weekend.


Championship Day of the 26th Annual Wood Bat American Legion Invitational from Blue Springs Review

WOODBAT_LOGORick 2010 TSThe 2014 American Legion Wood Bat Invitational Baseball Tournament from Blue Springs concluded on Sunday, with Union Bank of Lincoln, Nebraska defeating the host team, Post 499 Fike of Blue Springs 6-2 in the final.

Union Bank pitcher Zach Pettit went the distance for the win, scattering 11 hits in the game but backed by three double plays—two of which he started himself—and only one error.  Fike actually outhit Union Bank 11-9, but their runs came in the 7th inning against Pettit.  Click here for the replay

Nolan Hackel, who went 3-4 with two RBI in the final and had a save in the semi-final win against Quincy, Illinois, was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

Union Bank won their semi-final 7-5, while Fike went extra innings in the semi-finals against the Jefferson City Auxiliary team, winning 8-7 in nine innings.

Quarter Final Day of the 26th Annual Wood Bat American Legion Invitational from Blue Springs Review

Rick 2010 TSWOODBAT_LOGOSaturday’s quarterfinals of the American Legion Baseball Wood Bat Invitational Tournament in Blue Springs, Missouri, heard on Prepcasts.com, move Jefferson City, Missouri, Quincy, Illinois, Post 499 Fike of Blue Springs, and Union Bank of Lincoln, Nebraska to Sunday’s final round of the tournament.

In the first quarterfinal matchup, Jefferson City took a solid 3-1 win over Dickinson, North Dakota.  Brett Jaeger had an RBI double for Jeff City in a game that took 74 minutes to play.  Click here for the replay

The second quarterfinal was a pitching duel until the Washington, Missouri got a solo home run from Noah Borgerding to take a 1-0 lead over Quincy in the bottom of the sixth inning, only to have Quincy score four runs in the top of the seventh inning to win 4-1.  Click here for the replay

In the third game, Post 499 Fike got down 3-0 after one inning to St. Peters, Missouri, but battled back for five unanswered runs to take the win 5-3.  Zack Ehlen had a two-run single to key the comeback, while the three other runs scored on St. Peters’ errors.  Kaleb Salmon survived the first inning to take the win, and Victor Schofield got the save.  Click here for the replay

In the last quarterfinal, Union Bank erupted for nine hits and an 11 run first inning to defeat Bellevue West of Nebraska 11-0.  Fifteen hitters came to the plate in the first inning for Union Bank.  Click here for the replay

The semi-finals are set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, with Jefferson City taking on Fike and Quincy playing Union Bank; the final game, scheduled for 2 p.m., will be live on Prepcasts.com with Rick Cole.  Click here for the championship game

Day Three of the 26th Annual Wood Bat American Legion Invitational from Blue Springs Review

WOODBAT_LOGO 619px-Baseball_(crop)Prepcasts.com ‘s coverage of the 2014 Wood Bat Invitational American Legion baseball tournament from Blue Springs, Missouri featured five broadcasts on Friday as pool play wrapped up and pool winners were determined; quarterfinal action begins tomorrow with the semi-finals and final game on Sunday.

In the first game at Jim Moran Field, defending tournament champ Jefferson City, Missouri topped St. Joseph Missouri 8-4.  Jeff City fell behind 7-0, but rallied late to put up four runs highlighted by Dylan Bruener’s three RBI.  Jefferson City earned a quarterfinal spot in the championship tournament later in the day.  Click here for the replay

Game two feature five double plays turned in Union Bank’s win over St. Charles, Missouri.  The team from Lincoln, Nebraska squeezed out a 2-1 victory to win their pool and qualify for the quarterfinals.  Click here for the replay

In game three, pool champion St. Peter’s, Missouri got 11 strikeouts from Hayden Vaughn enroute to an 8-2 win over Dickinson, North Dakota.  Drew Quinones had a three-run triple for St. Peter’s.  Click here for the replay

Post 499 Fike won a wild fourth game to advance to the tournament, as they rallied to take the lead and then had to hang on late against Ada, Oklahoma.  Fike scored two runs late to take the lead on a play that included three errors, and outlasted Ada through 11 total errors in the game to win 6-5.  Click here for the replay

In the final game, Washington, Missouri pitcher Justin Shuler hit the first batter he faced and then gave up a home run to Lee’s Summit Outlaw shortstop Dalton Woods, only to rally with 12 consecutive outs on the way to a 4-2 win over the Outlaws.  Shuler struck out 11 in the game and only allowed three hits as Washington won their pool to qualify for the championship tournament.  Click here for the replay

Coverage continues on Prepcasts.com on Saturday with all four quarterfinal games live starting at 10 a.m. – Click here for the schedule …, and then the championship game Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.  Click here for the Championship Game

Day Two of the 26th Annual Wood Bat American Legion Invitational from Blue Springs Review

WOODBAT_LOGODay two of Prepcasts.com coverage of the 2014 American Legion Baseball Wood Bat Tournament in Blue Springs, Missouri included five broadcasts from Jim Moran Field on Thursday.

rick cole at tourneyThe first game of the day was a 2-1 win by Bellvue East of Nebraska over Thoman Boothe of St. Louis; Tommy Walther threw a complete game in allowing just one run, two hits, and striking out eight for Bellvue East.  Click here for the replay

In the second game, the West Jaguars of O’Fallon, Missouri got a complete game effort from pitcher Ryan Franklin, shutting out Jackson, Missouri 3-0.  Click here for the replay

Game three was won by the host team, Post 499 Fike 5-1 over Elsberry, Missouri.  Starting pitcher Tanner Lucas loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning, but then retired 17 straight on the way to a complete game victory in which he allowed just three hits.  Click here for the replay

Fike then won the fourth game of the day 3-0 over Westmoreland, Kansas.  Pitching was again the key as Alex Smith tossed a three hit shutout, striking out eight.  Click here for the replay

In the final game  of the day, the Lee’s Summit Outlaws got a two-run double to highlight an 11 hit attack in an 8-0, five inning victory over Gravette, Arkansas.  Woods also came in to close out the game, striking out all three hitters he faced in relief.  Click here for the replay

Day One of the 26th Annual Wood Bat American Legion Invitational from Blue Springs Review

WOODBAT_LOGORick 2010 TSPrepcasts.com ’s Day One coverage of the 26th annual Wood Bat American Legion Invitational from Blue Springs, Missouri featured four games on the opening day.

In the first game, Post 1 from Omaha defeated Post 642 of Sedalia 5-1 behind Cameron Wagner’s complete game, allowing one run on five hits and striking out three; Wagner also had a three-run double in the game. Click here for the replay

In the second game, Bellvue West (Nebraska) defeated Leavenworth, Kansas 4-0.  Nate Schenk threw a complete game shutout, limiting Leavenworth to three hits.  Cole Patterson hit a rare home run to lead off the game for Bellvue West.  Click here for the replay

Game number three featured the host team, Post 499 Fike of Blue Springs and the Bears of Independence, Missouri.  Fike opened up a close game with a four-run sixth inning to win 6-0 behind the one hit pitching of Andrew Olsen; Zach Ehlen and Cale Benson each had two RBI for Fike.  Click here for the replay

In the final game, Post 313 of St. Peters, Missouri won a back and forth contest 10-5.  Drew Quinones went 4-4 with two RBI, and Hayden Vaughn had a 3-3 night with four runs knocked in for St. Peters.  Click here for the replay

Day two action begins Thursday just before 9:00 AM on Prepcasts.com.  Click here for the schedule for Thursday