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Matt Schark, Francis Howell

Matt Schark, Francis Howell basketball

A junior corner infielder and pitcher, Schark had a huge game against Francis Howell Central, going 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs and seven RBI while pitching 2 1/3 inning to pick up the win in Howell’s 17-7 victory. Schark, who went 12-for-23 in seven games last week, also had a 3-for-5 day with a walk in an 11-8 win over Webb City. A two-year starter and all-conference selection last season, Schark is batting .431 with four home runs and 22 RBI and has a 1-1 pitching record with a 2.00 ERA. He led the Howell basketball team to a fourth-place finish in Class 5, averaging team highs in scoring (17) and rebounding (8.2), earning all-conference honors.