Holcomb baseball team splits opener

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

ADVANCE, Mo. - The Holcomb Hornets baseball team opened its season with a split Saturday afternoon at Advance.

Holcomb rallied from behind twice to beat St. Paul Lutheran 7-4 in its first game Saturday.

St. Paul Lutheran jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning before Holcomb moved ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the second inning. St. Paul Lutheran moved ahead again 4-3 when it tallied two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Holcomb followed with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and another run in the bottom of the sixth frame to set the final score.

Holcomb leadoff hitter C.A. Heuring finished 2-for-3 with one RBI. Nate Rhew, Wilson McGee, Jimmie Davis, and Greg Kendrick also had one RBI each for the Indians against St. Paul Lutheran.

Holcomb used three pitchers against St. Paul Lutheran.

Eli Bader allowed two unearned runs and walked six in the first two innings. Davis, who collected the victory, allowed two earned runs, struck out three, and walked four in 4 1/3 innings pitched. Nate Rhew, who collected a two-out save, retired two of the three hitters he faced.

Holcomb 7, St. Paul Lutheran 4

SPL 020 200 0 - 4 3 1

HHS 030 031 X - 7 7 3

WP - Jimmie Davis. SV - Nate Rhew LP - Ziegelmier. 3B - Davis, Wilson McGee. 2B - Wolherd (SP). Multiple hits - Holcomb: C.A. Heuring 2-3.

Holcomb vs. Advance

The Holcomb Hornets rallied from a one-run deficit twice to tie things up but never moved ahead of the Advance Hornets in its second game Saturday.

Advance scored a single run in four different innings to edge Holcomb 4-2.

Hunter Curtis pitched the first six innings for Advance. He allowed two earned runs, seven hits, struck out five, and walked two.

Austin Wallace pitched the first 4 1/3 innings for Holcomb. He allowed eight hits, three runs (two earned), struck out three and walked one.

Noah Sauceda and Wes Shelby each recorded an RBI for Advance. Davis had Holcomb’s only RBI.

Holcomb (1-1) hosts Campbell Thursday before visiting Neelyville Friday.

Advance 4, Holcomb 2

HHS 010 010 0 - 2 7 0

AHS 110 011 X - 4 11 0

WP - Curtis. LP - Austin Wallace. Multiple hits - Holcomb: C.A. Heuring 2-3, Wilson McGee 2-3; Advance: Layton Keith 2-3, Wes Shelby 3-3.

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