From The Archives From Benton County Enterprise Sports; August 4, 1988

Adam Dean Howe
Enterprise Staff
Arts Building Supply Now In First Place
Arts Building Supply edged into first place in the Warsaw Mens Slo-Pitch Softball League by virtue of a 10-4 victory over Braden Concrete Construction Friday night at Lumpe Field.
The six run triumph nudged the Builders one-half game ahead of Silver Spur Trophies at the top of the league standings.  The Spur crew were to have played Newman Foods in the night’s final game, but it was postponed due to Silver Spur’s participation this weekend in the state slo-pitch tournament.
Pacing Arts with three hits, including a home run, was Cyrus Clemmons and Billy Hanns also had a trio of hits.  Steve Warren, Pug Bledsoe and Kenny Hanns all collected two hits.
Notching a pair of hits each for Bradens were Gary Routh, Rod Ingram, Bill Stagner and Ron Cobb.
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The evening’s second game was a razor close 8-7 decision by the United Missouri Bank over the First Baptist Church.
The Bank led 8-5 going into the seventh inning and survived a scare when the Baptists tallied two runs in their final time at bat. 
Leading the United Missouri offense with three hits was Bud Balke, while two hits apiece came from Jim Shinn, John Hilty, Mark Swearngin, Lance Swearngin and Shawn Hilty. 
Barry Edwards homered as part of a three hit performance to spearhead the First Baptist attack.  Paul Eason added a pair of hits.
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Sterett Creek Village encountered little difficulty in the following contest as they easily defeated the Korner Deli 14-3 in five innings.
Four runs in the bottom half of the fifth frame enabled the Villagers to close out the game early on the 10 run lead rule.
Rick Koll banged three hits for Sterett Creek and Gary Eifert connected for a home run.  Accounting for two hits each were Eifert, Rick Bain and Mike Johnson.
The following players had one hit apiece for the Deli: Tony and Guy Jones, Ken Willgues, Brad Allen and Rod Hensley.
Bambinos Champs Of Kaysinger League
The Warsaw Bambino League baseball team concluded a sparkling successful 1988 season  by winning the Kaysinger League championship week before last at Lincoln.
The three wins in tournament play gave the locals a fine 11-2 for the summer.
Warsaw defeated Cole Camp 12-7 in the title showdown in a game which featured a couple of box score oddities.  Cole Camp outhit the victors by a decided 14-7 margin, but losing pitcher Elsea hurt himself by issuing nine walks.  He did impressively strike out 10 batters.
By contrast, winning pitcher Matt Bunch managed to effectively scatter the north Benton Countians hits effectively and more importantly yielded only one free pass.
Warsaw pulled ahead 5-3 after the first three innings of play and then were able to withstand a four run Cole Camp rally in the fourth by scoring three runs of their own and tallied four more times in the fifth frame.  
Ben Burditt went two-for-two at the plate for the winners and the following players notched one hit each: Jason Smallwood, Andy Nolte, Darin Lutman, Chad Beck and Mark Musacchio.  
Elsea enjoyed a perfect four-for-four night at bat for Cole Camp, Brandes recorded three hits, and Harms and Shearer both had a pair of hits.
Nolte had pitched Warsaw to a victory over Cole Camp in their second game, placing Cole Camp in the losers’ bracket and Bunch was on the mound when Warsaw won their opening round contest over Gravois Mills.
Warsaw had also won the league crown in 1987
         Golf News
There was a logjam of players clustered around first place in men’s league play Thursday evening at the Shawnee Bend Golf Course.
Tied for low score in the nine hole competition with five under par 31’s were the pair of four man scramble teams of Larry Walthall-Joe Hedrick-Ed Simons-Kelly Gregory, and Lynn Grobe-Brad Spencer-John Boise-LeRoy Whitaker.
A deadlock also existed for third place one stroke back at 32 were the foursomes of John Wiest-Bud Balke-Warren Schroder-Larry Rose, and Larry Burditt-Rodney Meyer-Charles Blackman-Richard Byrd.
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The margin of victory was considerably wider in the senior mens’ league on Tuesday, July 26, when the two man team of Charles Blackman and Bill Bishop ran away from the rest of the field to win by eight plus points on the handicap system.
Tied for second place with two points each were the twosomes of Rich Albertus and Carlos Scott, and Bob Singleton and Charley Hall.
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What a beautiful sight it is to see the barrenness and brown grass turn to gradual shades of green as the water pumped on to the grounds of Shawnee Bend Golf Course work their miracle.  Grass is greening up nicely and considering the weather we’ve been having, we certainly should be thankful for anything green.
Sixteen women came Tuesday night for another round of monkey golf and eight of them were in the money.  First place went to the foursome of Marty Fajen, Esther Voelzke, Fauntilla Thompson and Joleen Grobe.  Second went to Frances Breshears, Jill Cobb, Sharon Hix and Hazel Scott.  Those scores were 56 and 60. 
Walt Reynolds Took Second In Tournament 
Danny Burns of Rogersville, Missouri, placed first at the Bassing America Grand National tournament held on Truman Lake on Sunday, July 17th.  Burns’ winning catch tipped the scales at 16.15 pounds.
Second place was taken by Walt Reynolds of Warsaw, with a total weight of 15.36 pounds.  Jim Nolan of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, placed third with 14.34 pounds.  Fourth place went to Bob Murphy of London, Arkansas, with 13.67 pounds.  Fifth place was won by Dick Jones of Clarksville, Arkansas, with 12.34 pounds. 
Big bass honors went to Chuck Roberts of Clinton, Missouri.  Roberts’ largest bass weighed in at 5.91 pounds.  There were 66 bass caught for a total weight of 207.56 pounds.