Fifth-seeded Waynesville shocks top-seeded Glendale.
The fifth-seeded Waynesville High School baseball team continued its impressive run of upsets in the Missouri Class 5 District 10 Tournament on Monday, knocking off top-seeded Springfield Glendale 8-7 in semifinal action on FCNB Field at Rolla's Bray Sports Complex.
Waynesville, 9-16, is slated to play second-seeded Lebanon at 5 p.m. today on FCNB Field in the District 10 title game. Lebanon advanced on Monday by clipping Springfield Hillcrest 8-7 in 12 innings.
The Waynesville Tigers clipped fourth-seeded host Rolla 7-5 in eight innings Saturday in first-round action.
On Monday the game started with a busy first inning, as Waynesville scored two runs in the top of the frame and the Glendale Falcons responded with three in the bottom.
The Falcons made it 4-2 with a run in the second but the Waynesville Tigers answered with three runs in the third inning to grab a 5-4 edge.
Each squad scored two runs in the fourth and Waynesville took a 8-6 advantage with a run in the sixth.
Glendale got a run back in the bottom of the seventh but fell a run short.
The Tigers outhit Glendale 14-4. However, Waynesville had to overcome five errors.
Senior right-hander Ethan Howser was the winning pitcher with senior lefty Zach York getting the save.
Trent Simpson was 3-for-5 and Trey Simpson had two hits and scored twice for the winners.