Capahas baseball sweeps Saline County in doubleheader to close out 2017 season

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Zach Moore pitches for the Capahas during a baseball doubleheader against Saline County (Ill.) on Wednesday night. Moore got the win in the opener as the Caps swept the proceedings to wrap up the 2017 season.
Wayne McPherson ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian

The Burger King Capahas wrapped up their 2017 season on Wednesday night with a doubleheader sweep of Saline County (Ill.), defeating the Monarchs 7-0 and 3-2.

The Capahas (13-9) got off to a quick start, scoring three runs in each of the first two innings of the opener.

Zach Moore got the win on the mound for the home team, throwing five innings of shutout baseball, giving up three hits, striking out four batters and walking none.

Lance Young closed things out by handling the final two innings in relief, with three strikeouts and three hits.

Laban Petzoldt was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs, while Austin Bucher was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a triple. Trent Pobst also had two hits in the game.

The Capahas' Trent Pobst slides in to second base during a baseball doubleheader against Saline County (Ill.) on Wednesday. The Caps swept their season-ending twin-bill, 7-0 and 3-2.
Wayne McPherson ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian

Daisuke Yasui took the pitching loss for Saline County, giving up six earned runs on six hits in six innings of work, with two walks and two strikeouts.

Game 2 was a tighter affair, with Petzoldt accounting for the go-ahead run in the fifth inning in a contest in which the Caps committed three errors.

Cody Heisserer was the winning pitcher of record for the home side, throwing five innings and scattering seven hits, giving up two runs, striking out five and walking none. Steven Carter threw the final two innings in relief.

The twin-bill wrapped up the summer for the Capahas, who will not be competing in the National Baseball Congress World Series this season.

From staff report

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