2008 Baseball Season

Row 1: Stephanie Wiedmier-Stats, Katie Worman-Stats, Correy Miller, Tyson Blattner, Clint Singleton, Austin
Harlow, Zack Dunn, Sally Baldwin-Stats. Row 2: Amber Frampton-Stats, Alex Singleton, Cody Reed, Clayton Dahlberg,
Colin Parker, Greg Griesbach, Dathan Typaldos, Jacob Rockhold, Jessica Dowell-Stats. Row 3: Ast Coach Wheeler,
Seth Lowe, Conner Lindley, Bryce Young, Jared McCauslin, A. J. VanHoutan, Jake Meyers, Dalton McMullen,
Coach Mapel. Row 4: Lambert Eller, Justin VanHoutan, Blake Stephens, Alex Thompson, Jacob Kasey.

18-7 overall, 4-3 in M
<Season Statistics>

2008 M.E.C. Standings


St Joseph Benton

7 - 0

Platte County

5 - 2


4 - 3


3 - 4


3 - 4


3 - 4







 3/19 at Chillicothe 18, Savannah 0
Chillicothe started fast and never let up, beating Savannah 18-0 in four and one half innings in the Hornets baseball home opener. Chillicothe's first three batters all scored to start the game, then the Hornets exploded for eight runs in the second inning. "I was very pleased with our focus before and during the game" stated Coach Dave Mapel. "The guys kept talking about the finish and not to be content with what we've done up to that point."
     Chillicothe was led by lead off man Clint Singleton (Sr.) who went 2 for 4 with a home run, single and three RBIs. "Clint Singleton and Bryce Young hit shots that cleared the left field fence; although Clint's was the only one of the two that stayed fair." commented Mapel. "I was pleased with our hitting. the technique we're working on is still developing but it showed with the shots that came off the bats of some of our guys."
     Also picking up hits were doubles from Correy Miller and Austin Harlow and singles from Alex Singleton, Tyson Blattner, Colin Parker, Jacob Rockhold and Bryce Young. Also picking up RBIs were two for Alex Singleton, Tyson Blattner, Clayton Dahlberg, Colin Parker, Correy Miller and Jacob Rockhold, and one for Austin Harlow and Bryce Young. At the plate, Correy Miller picked up the win and Zach Dunn the save, combining to allow just four hits.
     "I thought we were relaxed and played with confidence and determination. We turned two double-plays and nearly had two or three more. That's not bad considering that we've only had one week practicing on a field, able to work on defense" said Coach Mapel.
     Savannah was led by Pat Kelley with 2 singles, and Lee McFadden and Jared Dewey with 1 single each.
  1 2 3 4 5 Total
Savannah 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chillicothe 3 8 1 6 x 18

Chillicothe: Clint Singleton 2/4, Alex Singleton 1/3, Tyson Blattner 1/3, Clayton Dahlberg 0/4, Colin Parker 2/2, Correy Miller 2/2, Jacob Rockhold 1/2, Austin Harlow 1/2, Bryce Young 1/2, Jake Myers 0/0, Zach Dunn 0/0, A.J. VanHoutan 0/0
Savannah: Lee McFadden 1/2, Jared Dewey 1/2, Travis Partridge 0/2, Mike Scanlon 0/1, Steve Thaker 0/2, Pat Kelley 2/2, Robbie Davis 0/1, Matt Davis 0/0, Caleb Riechoff 0/1, Austin Auxier 0/2, Travis Smither 0/1
WP: Correy Miller (1-0) Save: Zack Dunn (1)
Home Runs: C Singleton

3/20 at Chillicothe 10, Richmond 0
No details were provided.

3/26 at Platte County 14, Chillicothe 4
Chillicothe struggled in the late innings and lost at Platte County 14-4 in six innings. The game was tied at one heading into the 5th inning, but Platte County scored six in the 5th inning and seven in the sixth inning. Chillicothe scored three in the 6th. Platte County had 10 hits in the game including a home run, one double and eight singles. Chillicothe's Alex Singleton, Correy Miller and Bryce Young all went 1/2 with a single. Zack Dunn had the start, Correy Miller pitched the 5th inning and took the loss with Alex Singleton pitching the 6th inning. Chillicothe falls to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the Midland Empire conference.

3/28 Chillicothe 3, at Macon 2
     Chillicothe scored three runs in the 7th inning then hung on to beat Macon 3-2 on the road. Chillicothe had runs in the seventh from Alex Singleton, Tyson Blattner and Clayton Dahlberg to take a 3-0 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, Macon started a one-out rally with back to back runs scored. With the tying run on second, Starting Pitcher Colin Parker forced a ground out to 1st then struck out the #9 batter for the complete game victory. Parker allowed two runs off six hits with four strike outs and no walks. At the plate, Chillicothe picked up three runs off three singles from Alex Singleton, Clayton Dahlberg and Austin Harlow. Chillicothe improves to 3-1 on the season

4/1 at Benton 10, Chillicothe 9
     Chillicothe's bats were hot but the defense struggled as the Hornets lost to defending state champion St Joseph Benton 10-9 on the road. Benton scored 1 in the 2nd, 4 in the 3rd and 5 in the 4th to take a 10-2 lead. Chillicothe responded with 5 in the 5th  and 2 in the sixth but fell 1-2-3 in the 7th. "It's kind of frustrating to know that we just played the reigning state champion and we were the better team on the field" commented Hornets coach Dave Mapel. "But when you are the better team, you have to play like it or you'll get beat, which is what happened to us." Mapel commented that his team just made too many errors. Chillicothe's lead off man Clint Singleton went 3/4 with three singles,  Jacob Rockhold, Austin Harlow and Bryce Young all went 2/4 with two singles, and one single each for Clayton Dahlberg and Tyson Blattner. Benton picked up 10 runs off 7 hits. Zach Dunn took the loss for Chillicothe with Colin Parker in relief. Chillicothe is now 3-2 overall but 0-2 in M.E.C. competition.

4/2 at Chillicothe 6, Lafayette 2
Clayton Dahlberg went the distance on the mound to give Chillicothe a 6-2 non-conference home victory over St Joseph Lafayette in his first career start on the mound. "I was very pleased that Clayton picked up the win" stated Hornets coach Dave Mapel. "My only concern is the number of pitches we allowed him to throw. I hope we can get him ready for the Marshall tournament this weekend."
     Lafayette took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 3rd inning but Chillicothe answered with 3 runs in the bottom of the third, then three insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th. Chillicothe was led by Tyson Blattner and Bryce Young each with a double and single, Colin Parker with a double and Clint Singleton with a single. Lafayette had 2 runs off 5 hits. Chillicothe improves to 4-2 overall

Marshall Tournament-1st place
     Chillicothe split a double header at the Marshall Tournament on Friday. Chillicothe's Tyson Blattner scored the winning run in the 8th inning to edge Grain Valley 5-4. Grain Valley scored two in the 7th to send the game to extra innings. The Hornets had a double from Correy Miller, a double and single from Colin Parker, two singles each from Clint Singleton, Alex Singleton and Clayton Dahlberg and one from Tyson Blattner. Grain Valley was held to just six hits.
     A hand injury to starting pitcher Zach Dunn helped Savannah put together a six run 2nd inning and beat Chillicothe 8-3. Hornets coach Dave Mapel says Dunn was hit on his throwing hand, giving him a knot on the lower outside of his hand. Mapel said Dunn was able to throw fast balls but not curve balls. Alex Singleton was bought in after the 6 run inning and Savannah was held to just one more run. The Hornets were led by two singles from Alex Singleton, a double from Tyson Blattner and singles from Clint Singleton, Colin Parker, Jacob Rockhold and Zach Dunn. Chillicothe is 5-3 on the season.
     On Saturday, Chillicothe scored the winning run in the 7th inning to edge Grain Valley 7-6. Colin Parker picked up the win, allowing 9 hits.
     The Hornets Clayton Dahlberg served as a one man wrecking crew against Marshall, allowing Marshall just 2 hits while slamming two home runs himself to help Chillicothe beat Marshall 14-1 and win the Marshall Tournament. No other statistics were made available for Saturday's games.

Pony Express Tournament - 1st place
     Game 1 - Chillicothe 16, St Joseph LeBlond 5
It took Chillicothe three innings for Chillicothe's bats to come alive. Once the bats met the ball, the Hornets exploded for 16 runs and beat St Joseph LeBlond 16-5 in the opening round of the Pony Express Tournament. LeBlond scored twice in the 1st, twice in the 2nd and once in the 3rd to take a 5-0 lead. Chillicothe responded with six in the 4th, three in the 5th and seven in the 6th.
     Colin Parker picked up the win on the mound, going the distance allowing five runs off eight hits with five strike outs and three walks. At the plate, the Hornets picked up 17 hits. Tyson Blattner had a double and two singles, Clint Singleton and Alex Singleton each had a triple and single, Clayton Dahlberg had two doubles, Austin Harlow had a double and single, and two singles each for Colin Parker, Jacob Rockhold and Bryce Young. Chillicothe improves to 8-3 and faces St Joseph Central Tuesday. Central beat Maryville 11-1 in the first round.
     Game 2 - Chillicothe 8, St Joseph Central 6
Chillicothe put together a seven run 5th inning to beat St Joseph Central 8-6 and advance to the Pony Express Tournament Championship. Central took an early lead with four runs in the 1st and one in the 3rd. Chillicothe had one in the third then the explosive fifth inning. Central scored one in the 7th but could get no closer.
     Zach Dunn had the start and picked up the win, allowing six runs off seven hits. At the plate Chillicothe had 14 hits including a Home Run and single from Alex Singleton, two doubles from Austin Harlow, a double and a single from Jacob Rockhold, two singles from Clint Singleton and Zack Dunn, and singles from Tyson Blattner, Clayton Dahlberg, Colin Parker and Correy Miller. Chillicothe improves to 9-3 overall and faces Benton in the Championship game that has been moved up to Wednesday due to rain forecasted for Thursday. 
     Game 3 - Chillicothe 9, St Joseph Benton 5
For the third straight game, Chillicothe staged a dramatic late game come back to beat St Joseph Benton 9-5 to win their first ever Pony Express Championship. Benton started strong, scoring four runs in the 2nd inning. Chillicothe responded with one in the top of the third then tied the game with three in the top of the 6th. Benton took the lead again with one in the bottom of the sixth but Chillicothe turned up the heat with a five run 7th inning. In the bottom of the 7th, Alex Singleton forced Benton's Scott Hedden to hit into a double play then struck out Austin Gaston for the win. Clayton Dahlberg got the start.
     At the plate, Chillicothe banged out 12 hits, led by Austin Harlow's home run, single and four RBIs, Correy Miller had two doubles and a single, Alex Singleton had a double and single, and singles for Clint Singleton, Tyson Blattner, Clayton Dahlberg, Colin Parker and Jacob Rockhold. Chillicothe is now 10-3 on the season. 

4/21 Chillicothe 4, Savannah 2
Chillicothe picked up another win, beating Savannah 4-2. Savannah scored in the bottom of the 1st. Chillicothe took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 4th only to have Savannah tie the game in the bottom of the 4th. Chillicothe scored the go ahead run in the 5th and an insurance run in the 6th. Colin Parker picked up the win for the Hornets.

4/22 Chillicothe 5, at Lafayette 1
     Every started picked up at least one hit to help Chillicothe down Lafayette 5-1 in St Joseph. Chillicothe scored three in the 1st, one in the 3rd and one in the 5th inning. Lafayette scored their only run in the 1st. Zach Dunn picked up the win and Alex Singleton came on in the 6th for the save. "Dunn go the start and threw well. He had exceptional control and did a great job keeping the ball down. We brought in Singleton in the 6th to keep Dunn strong for the upcoming Kearney Tournament" commented head coach Dave Mapel.
     At the plate, Tyson Blattner had two singles while Clint Singleton, Alex Singleton, Clayton Dahlberg, Colin Parker, Jacob Rockhold, Zack Dunn, Austin Harlow and Bryce Young  each had one single. Chillicothe improves to 12-3 overall and 2-2 in M.E.C. play.

Kearney Tournament - 1st Place
     Chillicothe went 4-1 and won the Kearney Tournament.
     Chillicothe 6, Grain Valley 4 (Pool Play)
Chillicothe scored two in the 1st, three in the 2nd and one in the 4th to beat Grain Valley. Clayton Dahlberg picked up the win and Alex Singleton the save. Singleton had a triple and single, Jacob Rockhold and Bryce Young each with doubles and Tyson Blattner, Clayton Dahlberg, Colin Parker and Austin Harlow all had singles.
     Chillicothe 7, O'Hara 6 (Pool Play)
Chillicothe picked up a walk-off win with two runs in the 4th, three in the 6th and one in the 7th. Zack Dunn had the complete game win for the Hornets. At the plate, Jacob Rockhold had three singles, Correy Miller and Austin Harlow each had doubles, Clint Singleton, Tyson Blattner and Bryce Young all had singles.
     Kearney 10, Chillicothe 3 (Pool Play)
Kearney jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first two innings and went on for the win. Colin Parker suffered his first loss of the year and the Hornets committed four errors in the top of the 1st inning. Chillicothe had two singles from Bryce Young and one from Colin Parker and Correy Miller.
     Chillicothe 5, Oak Park 4 (Tournament Play)
     Chillicothe needed two runs in the 7th inning to secure a 5-4 win over Oak Park. The Hornets trailed 3-2 after five innings, picked up one in the 6th and two in the seventh. Oak Park scored one in the 7th before Zack Dunn struck out the final out for the win. At the plate Bryce Young had a double and a single, Clint Singleton, Tyson Blattner and Correy Miller all had two singles, Jacob Rockhold, Austin Harlow and Seth Lowe all had one single.
     Chillicothe 14, Harrisonville 10 (Championship)
Chillicothe exploded for 11 runs in the 1st inning and cruised to a 14-10 championship win over Harrisonville. At the plate Chillicothe was led by Clint Singleton and Jacob Rockhold with three singles each, Bryce Young with two doubles, Tyson Blattner with two singles, Jake Myers with a double and Alex Singleton, Clayton Dahlberg, Zack Dunn and Austin Harlow with one single each. Alex Singleton went the distance for the win. Chillicothe now stands at 16-4 on the season and 2-2 in Conference play.

4/28 Chillicothe 6, at Cameron 1
     Colin Parker threw a one hitter to give Chillicothe a 6-1 win over Cameron. The victory gives the team 17 wins on the season, setting a new school mark for wins in a season. The Hornets scored two in the 2nd, one in the third, fourth and sixth innings. At the plate, the Hornets banged out 11 hits including a double and a single for Austin Harlow, Jacob Rockhold and Clayton Dahlberg, two singles for Bryce Young, doubles for Clint Singleton and Colin Parker and a single for Alex Singleton. Chillicothe stands 17-4 on the season and 3-2 in MEC play.

4/29 Maryville 2, at Chillicothe 1
     Maryville scored two unearned runs to beat Chillicothe 2-1 on Senior Night for Chillicothe. Maryville scored in the 3rd and 5th innings, while Chillicothe scored one in the 7th inning. Zach Dunn took the loss, allowing just three hits At the plate, Alex Singleton had two singles while Clint Singleton, Tyson Blattner, Colin Parker, Jacob Rockhold and Bryce Young had one single each. Chillicothe is now 17-5 overall but just 3-3 in Conference play

5/1 St Joseph Benton 18, Chillicothe 6 at T-Bones Stadium
     St Joseph Benton scored five runs in the 4th and five more in the 5th inning to beat Chillicothe 18-6 at Community America Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas. Benton led 8-1 after two innings but a five run third inning moved the Hornets to with in two runs before Benton went on a hitting streak. Benton had a total of four home runs in the game and 15 hits off the Chillicothe pitching staff. Coach Dave Mapel used several pitchers in the game to allow all players a chance to pitch in the home of the Kansas City T-Bones minor league baseball team.
     At the plate, Chillicothe had two doubles from losing pitcher Colin Parker, a double and single from Correy Miller, two singles from Tyson Blattner, a triple from Alex Singleton and singles from Clint Singleton, Jacob Rockhold and Bryce Young

5/6 Chillicothe 5, Smithville 1
     Colin Parker allowed just four hits to help Chillicothe to a 5-1 conference win at Smithville. Chillicothe scored twice in the second and third innings and one in the fifth inning. Smithville's lone run came in the seventh inning. The Hornets managed just four hits at the plate with a double from Parker and singles from Zack Dunn, Jacob Rockhold and Austin Harlow. Chillicothe improves to 18-6 overall and 4-3 in MEC competition.

5/12 Moberly 9, Chillicothe 2 at Marshall, District Tournament
     Chillicothe gave up 6 runs in the third inning and two home runs to end their season in the first round of the District Tournament. Moberly also had one in the fourth and two in the seventh. Chillicothe scored once in the third and once in the fifth innings. The Hornets were held to just three singles: one each from Clint Singleton, Tyson Blattner and Jacob Rockhold. Moberly had 9 runs off 7hits. Zach Dunn took the loss with Colin Parker in relief. Chillicothe ends the season at 18-7, a new school record for wins in a season.

All Midland Empire Conference Teams

1st Team

2nd Team

Honorable Mention

P - Aaron Dueker, Sr. Maryville

P - Colin Parker,  Jr. - Chilli

P - Zach Dunn, Sr. - Chilli

P - Austin Garton, Jr. - Benton

P - Jake Kretzer, Jr. - Benton

P - Josh Carrithers, Jr. - Lafayette

P - Jeff Cline, Jr. - Platte County

P - Travis Partridge, Jr. - Savannah

P - Travis Brenneman, Jr. - P Co

C - Austin Harlow, Sr. - Chilli

C - Lee McFadden, Jr. - Savannah

C - Scott Heeden, Jr. - Benton

DH - Pat Kelly, Sr. - Savannah

DH - Trevor Moss, Sr. - Benton

DH - Corey Cronk, Sr. - Maryville

U - Bryce McCrary, Sr. - Lafayette

U - Trevor Moss, Sr. - Benton

DH - Levi Grassley, So. - Cameron

IF - Johnny Coy, Sr. - Benton

IF - Bryce McCrary, Sr. - Lafayette

DH - Reed Marten, Jr. - Platte County

IF - Brent Seifert, Sr. - Cameron

IF - Cameron Kuhn, Sr. - P Co

U - Jeff Clint, Jr. - Platte County

IF - Zack Colwell, Sr. - Benton

IF - Kyle Knox - Sr. - Platte County

U - Jared Dewey, Jr. - Savannah

IF - Alex Singleton, Jr. - Chilli

IF - Zach Rauer, Sr. - Smithville

IF - Tyson Blattner Sr. - Chilli

IF - Travis Partridge, Jr. - Savannah

IF - Jacob Rockhold, Jr. - Chilli.

IF - Andy Walter, Sr. - Maryville

OF - Alex Chancey, Sr. - Lafayette

OF - Clint Singleton, Sr. - Chilli

IF - Jacob Clouse, Sr. - Smithville

OF - Nick Maxwell, Sr. Platte County

OF - Derek Sanders, Sr. - Smithville

IF - Trevor Moss, Sr. - Benton

OF - Jake Kretzer, Jr. - Benton

OF - Klay Talmadge, Sr. - Maryville

IF - Jeff Lawrence, Sr. - Savannah

OF - Bryce Young, So. - Chilli

OF - Justin Wilson, Jr. - Platte Co

IF - Adam Keeney, So. - Lafayette


OF - Austin Garton, Jr. - Benton

OF - Correy Miller, Sr. - Chilli

OF - Aaron Earley, Sr. - Cameron


OF - Sean Skilling, Jr. - Cameron

All District
     Four Chillicothe Hornets have been named to the All-District team. Colin Parker at Pitcher, Tyson Blattner, Jacob Rockhold and Alex Singleton all as Infielders

Player Banquet
     Chillicothe recorded their best season on record, finishing 18-7 overall. The Hornets also finished 3rd in Conference with a 4-3 record. Chillicothe will lost five seniors off this year's squad. Tyson Blattner won the Coaches Award, Jacob Rockhold won the Most Improved Award, Bryce Young won the Defensive Player Award, Alex Singleton won the Offensive Award and Colin Parker won the Pitching Award.


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