Willard shuts out Glendale to punch Final Four ticket


WILLARD, Mo. — Willard Baseball blanked visiting Glendale 3-0 in the state quarterfinals Saturday, sending the Tigers back to the semifinals.

Willard notched two runs in the opening inning, including one behind a pair of Glendale errors on a pick-off effort.

The Tigers’ Blake Holtgren took advantage to run all the way from first to home for a 1-0 advantage.

Klayton Kiser followed that with an rbi-single to right center, scoring Grant Merryman to double the margin.

From there, Willard pitcher Dalen Steward took care of the rest in a complete game shutout on the mound for a 3-0 win over the Falcons.

The Tigers will face Fort Zumwalt South in the semifinals on June 4th at U.S. Baseball Park in Ozark.

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