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Saturday, July 30, 2016

College Sports

Griffons finish season with MINK League's No. 1 offense (07/29/16)
The Nevada Griffons as a team collectively tore the cover off the ball this season. Nevada boasted plenty of firepower, leading the MINK League in multiple offensive categories during its 42-game regular season conference slate. The Griffons led the league in hits (387), home runs (18), doubles (74) and total bases (523). Meanwhile, Nevada finished second to North Division champion Sedalia in runs (255) RBIs (197), and walks (208)...
South division crown, playoff bid slip out of Griffons grasp (07/27/16)
A dream of back-to-back MINK League South Division championships went unfulfilled as the Nevada Griffons fell to the Sedalia Bombers 3-1 in its regular-season finale Tuesday night at Lyons Stadium. Nevada (22-20 MINK League, 24-20 overall), entered Tuesday's contest in control of its own destiny. ...
Griffons drop Outlaws 16-6 to keep playoff hopes alive (07/26/16)
The Joplin Outlaws late-season collapse is now complete. Joplin has now squandered its last four opportunities to secure the one victory it needed to finish in second place in the MINK League South Division and lock up a playoff berth. Sunday, a Joplin win at Lyons Stadium would have ended the Nevada Griffons playoff hopes. ...
Griffons playoff fate to be decided Monday night (07/25/16)
Facing a must-win situation Sunday at Lyons Stadium, the Nevada Griffons throttled the Joplin Outlaws 16-6. Nevada entered the contest a game back of the second place Outlaws with just two games left on the 2016 slate. The top two teams from the MINK North and South earn playoff bids. ...
Griffons drop crucial home contest to Chillicothe, 15-14 (07/22/16)
In dire need of a victory in order to boost its MINK League Playoff hopes, the Nevada Griffons fell to the visiting Chillicothe Mudcats 15-14 in a wild 11-inning affair Thursday night at Lyons Stadium. Nevada (19-17 MINK League, 21-17 Overall) has now lost six of its last eight games, but are only a half-game out of second-place in the MINK South after the Ozark Generals (20-17) dropped both games of a twinbill Thursday at home against the St. Joseph Mustangs...
Griffons outlast Outlaws in virtual must-win game (07/20/16)
The Nevada Griffons prevailed 10-9 in 10 innings picking up a desperately needed victory Tuesday night over the Joplin Outlaws. The Griffons entered the home contest at Lyons Stadium two games back of the first place Outlaws and the idle Ozark Generals in the MINK League South Division. With the victory, Nevada (19-16 MINK League, 21-16 overall) pulls to within a game of Joplin, and a 1 1/2 games of Ozark...
Griffons playoff hopes take hit with loss to Ozark (07/19/16)
The Nevada Griffons MINK League playoff aspirations suffered a potentially crippling blow Monday night in Springfield. With the Ozark Generals and Joplin Outlaws tied for first place in the MINK League South Division, one game up on the Griffons entering Monday's action, Nevada desperately needed to pick up a win against the Generals...
Red hot Chillicothe completes sweep of Griffons (07/16/16)
The Nevada Griffons fell to the Chillicothe Mudcats in both games of a doubleheader Friday at Shaffer Memorial Park in Chillicothe. Scheduled as seven inning contests, the first game went into extra frames as the Griffons were downed 5-4 in eight innings. Nevada was then toppled 1-0 in the nightcap, with Chillicothe securing the three game series sweep...
Griffons blanked by Mudcats (07/15/16)
After having Wednesday's game with the Chillicothe Mudcats wiped out by rain, the Nevada Griffons returned to the diamond Thursday, as they were defeated 6-0 by the Mudcats in Trenton, Mo. The loss allowed the Joplin Outlaws and Ozark Generals to gain ground on the first place Griffons (17-12 MINK League). The Joplin Outlaws gained a half game in the MINK League South Division, as its game with Clarinda was rained out...
Pagano, Pitoy among MINK League offensive leaders (07/13/16)
The Nevada Griffons boast a powerful offensive lineup. Spearheading the charge for the MINK League's No. 3 ranked offense are Tyler Pagano and Kainulu Pitoy. Pagano, who until recently was in the running for the MINK League triple crown (home runs, RBIs, and batting average), is tied for second in both home runs (5) and RBIs (29). ...
Griffons ascend to first place in MINK League south division (07/12/16)
The Nevada Griffons have had an eventful couple of days, winning three of four contests to open up their eight game road swing. Nevada's victories coupled with recent Joplin Outlaw struggles, have Nevada sitting in first place in the Mink League south division at 17-11, a game up on the Ozark Generals (17-13). Meanwhile, the Outlaws (16-13), losers of four consecutive contests, have dropped one and a half games back of Nevada...
Griffons rough up last place Nationals (07/09/16)
Opening the second half of the season Friday evening at Lyons Stadium, the Nevada Griffons hammered the Branson Nationals 9-3. A strong start for the Nationals fizzled out during the middle innings. Defensively, Branson strongly resembled a team that had lost 27 of 29 contests entering the game, as they committed seven errors en route to the loss. For Branson, however, one of its two wins on the season was a 15-9 defeat of the Griffons, June 10 at Lyons Stadium...
Darkness forces suspension of Griffons contest with St. Joe (07/08/16)
The Nevada Griffons erased a six-run deficit before having its road contest with the St. Joseph Mustangs suspended due to darkness. It was announced late Tuesday that electrical issues at Phil Welch Stadium in St Joe's were likely going to force the Mustangs Wednesday night game with Nevada, scheduled for 7 p.m., to be moved up to an earlier start time...
Griffons ride hot bats to victory over Clarinda (07/06/16)
After a three-day layoff the Nevada Griffons returned to the diamond with a convincing 13-5 victory over the Clarinda (Iowa) A's Tuesday night at Lyons Stadium. With the victory, Nevada improves to 13-10 in MINK League play, moving into a first-place tie in the MINK south division with the Joplin Outlaws (12-9)...
Griffons dozen: Nevada fields 12 players for MINK League All-Star Game (07/06/16)
Similar to MLB's Kansas City Royals over the past two seasons, the Nevada Griffons lead the way in MINK League All-Star Game selections with 12. The Second Annual (North division vs. South division) MINK League All-Star Game hosted by the St. Joe Mustangs, is slated for Thursday at 7:15 p.m...
Griffons drop home contest to A's (07/01/16)
The Nevada Griffons three game winning streak was snapped Wednesday night at home as they fell to the Clarinda (Iowa) A's 9-3. In addition, Nevada's Thursday evening contest against the Ozark Generals in Republic was suspended due to heavy rainfall and lightning, with the Griffons leading 1-0 in the third inning...