Boys Baseball Roundup, May 11: Brown Hurls Complete Game, Two Hitter as Saxony Lutheran Downs Charleston, 1-0
Saxony Lutheran and Charleston were locked in a pitchers duel Saturday, but it was the pure domination of Crusader's starter Eli Brown that would hold true, as the senior shut down the Blue Jays offense to garner a 1-0 Saxony Lutheran win.
While Charleston starter Dawson Crawford and reliever Luke Nichols combined for seven innings of one-run, one-hit baseball, the Crusader's Brown was just a little bit better, throwing seven innings, allowing just two hits and no runs, striking out 13, and walking zero.
The only run of the game was scored in the very first inning, as Saxony Lutheran outfielder Zac Lewis drove in Tanner King on an RBI groundout.
King got on base by drawing a walk two batters prior, then raced to third on a base hit by Will LeDure.
The two hits by Charleston were recorded by Crawford, who recorded a base knock in the first inning, and Chase Showmaker, who had a base hit in the fifth inning.
Crawford drew the loss on the mound for the Blue Jays (8-11), throwing just two innings, allowing the one run on one hit, striking out four, and walking one.
Nichols pitched the rest of the contest, allowing no runs on no hits, striking out 11, and walking one.
Saxony Lutheran (17-1) hosts Malden (16-11) in their season finale on Wednesday, with first pitch at 4:30 p.m.
Charleston will travel to Bell City in their last game of the season today. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
Hickman 5, Jackson 2
Jackson lost the first game of a twin killing at Hickman High School in Columbia Saturday, losing to the host team, 5-2, in the first game.
Cayden Drum was on the losing end on the pitching rubber, as the starting pitcher gave up five runs in two innings pitched. The junior gave up six walks and four hits while striking out two.
Cameron Marchi came in and pitched four innings of effective relief, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out one while walking one.
The Indians offense scored single runs in the top of the fourth inning and in the seventh but was unable to mount any sort of rally.
Will Richardson and Kannen Turley drove in the two runs, while Chase Crosnoe and Caden Bogenpohl scored the runs.
Jackson 9, Rolla 8, 10 innings
In the second game, it took three extra innings for Jackson to take control and beat a tough Rolla team, as Clayton Ernst drove home Ryley Styer in walk-off fashion.
Ernst went 3-for-6 in the contest, driving in three RBIs, but none bigger than the last one.
Quenton Dacus also drove in two runs, while Chase Crosnoe and Caden Bogenpohl each drove in runs.
The winning pitcher was Cameron Marchi, who pitched to one batter in the final inning, recording the last out.
Jackson starter Adam McClanahan threw just 2 1/3 inning, giving up six runs.
Josh Applemen followed McClanahan, throwing 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight and only allowing one run to score.
Peyton Huckabee threw an inning 2/3, giving up a run and striking out two.
Jackson (18-8) will start the C6D1 Tournament on Monday, as they play Northwest (16-8) at 4:30 p.m. in Jackson.
Meadow Heights 5, Advance 0
Kade Lindgren and Morgan Lincoln combined to pitch a three-hit shutout, and the Meadow Heights baseball team beat Advance 5-0 Monday at Patton.
Lindgren secured the victory, allowing three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Jack Bailey was charged the loss, yielding five runs — three earned — on six hits with four strikeouts and four walks in 6 1/3 innings.
Meadow Heights’ Will Green went 2 for 3 with a double and a team-high two runs scored. Koby Cook went 1 for 2 with an RBI, and Nick Hindman recorded an RBI for the 10-7 Panthers.
Landon Dailey, Bailey, and Hayden Laird had one each for Advance, who fell to 13-7.
Oran 8, Bell City 2
The Oran baseball team scored the game’s first six runs and finished off the Cubs 8-2 Monday at Bell City.
The Eagles scored one run in the first inning, four in the second, and one in the fourth.
Winning pitcher Kaden Hargrove surrendered one run on five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in 4 1/3 innings.
Wyatt Griffin was charged with the loss, yielding five runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.
Oran’s Seth Cauble went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Ty Johnson went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs. Hargrove went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Nic Massey went 2 for 3 with a double. Dawson Menz went 1 for 4 with a double, and Kolten Payne went 1 for 5 with a double for the 17-4 Eagles.
For Bell City (10-8), Austin Hunt went 2 for 4 with an RBI, and JT Robey went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Michael Dollins recorded Bell City’s only other hit.
Risco 17, Richland 1
The Risco Tigers took advantage of 12 walks issued by Richland pitching, Damon Stevens tossed a one-hitter and the Tigers beat the Rebels 17-6 Monday at Risco.
Stevens allowed one unearned run on one hit with seven strikeouts and three walks in four innings when the game ended on the 15-run mercy rule.
Jalen Rodgers was issued the loss, giving up four runs — two earned — on five hits with three strikeouts and no walks in 1 2/3 innings.
The Tigers (3-15) needed only eight hits to produce 17 runs.
Braison Jackson went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs. Stevens went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Kyle Allbritton went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Mike Hull went 1 for 1 with two RBIs.
Lennon Cook produced Richland’s only hit.
Chaffee 11, East Carter 9
In a battle of state-ranked teams, it was Chaffee coming back to score four runs in the seventh inning to beat East Carter on the road, Monday, 11-9.
The Redbirds were leading the Red Devils, 9-7, going into the final inning, but Chaffee was able to score four runs in the top of the inning, as a bases-loaded walk would score a run, then a hit-by-pitch plated another run, followed by an RBI single by Levi McKinnie that scored Isiah Fitzgerald, followed by another hit batter with the bases already loaded, to give the Red Devils the lead.
Jagger Sadler came in to earn the win, slamming the door shut on East Carter in the bottom half of the seventh to give Chaffee their 16th win of the season.
Alec Brown led the Red Devils with two hits, an RBI, and two runs scored while Thomas Stidham and McKinnie each drove in two RBIs.
Raymond Ochoa led the offensive charge for the Redbirds, going 2-for-5 in the game with three RBIs.
Chaffee (16-3) will host Jefferson (Festus) today at 4:30 p.m. while East Carter (14-8) will play at Sikeston at 4:30 p.m. today.
Valle Catholic 7, Cape Central 5
Cape Central was tied with state-ranked Valle Catholic heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, but two runs by the Class 4, ninth-ranked Warriors plated two runs and shut down the Tigers in the top of the seventh inning to win Monday, 7-5.
With the game deadlocked at five runs each, Cape Central starting pitcher Ty Thatcher recorded a fly out to start the sixth inning, but then allowed a walk to put the go-ahead run on first base.
Thatcher then exited the game for relief pitcher Wyatt Brinkopf, who walked the first hitter he saw, then allowed a single and a double, as Valle Catholic took the lead, 7-5.
Thatcher was credited with the loss, throwing 5 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on eight hits, striking out six, and walking two.
Cape Central (12-10) will host 10-14 Ste. Genevieve today at 4:30 p.m.
Jackson 11, Kelly 5
Jackson scored five runs in the first inning and added three more in the fifth frame, never trailing in the game, to beat Class 3, fifth-ranked Kelly on Monday, 11-5.
The Indian's offense knocked around Hawks starting pitcher Gavin Jansen for five first-inning runs, as Kelly head coach Jeremy Smith pulled his starter after recording just one out in the opening frame.
Quenton Borders led the Jackson offense with three hits, also driving in two runs and scoring two runs.
Clayton Ernst also drove in two RBIs as well as recorded two hits in four at-bats, with one of the hits being a big fly.
The Indians offense collected 10 hits total in the contest, collecting six of those off reliever Dalton Forck, who replaced Jansen.
Jackson starting pitcher Logan Bruns earned the win, while Jansen was credited with the loss.
Bruns pitched 4 1/3 innings, only allowing two runs on four hits, striking out four, and allowing three walks.
Peyton Huckabee threw 1 2/3 innings of relief, allowing two runs on one hit.
Caden Bogenpohl pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing a run and a hit, striking out one.
Bryce Phelps was the lone bright spot for Kelly (17-6) going 2-for-4 in the game, driving in three RBIs.
Poplar Bluff 8, New Madrid County Central 5
Poplar Bluff scored three first-inning runs and ended the regular season with a win at New Madrid Central.
The Mules (10-16) had four doubles among their 11 hits as Kayson King, Jacob Baller and Kannon Carr each had multiple hits. King drove in three runs and was 3 for 3, Moore had a pair of RBIs while Carr drove in a run and reached base four times with a pair of walks. Ty Rommel drove in a pair of runs and doubled.
Carr struck out seven over five innings, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks for the win.
Jake Valenzuela pitched the final two innings, striking out two and allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks.
Jace Robinson drove in a pair of runs while John Michael Stanley and Kannon Nowell each had an RBI for the Eagles, who drew six walks. Robinson, Stanley, Chris Grissom and Clay Cope each had a hit.
Nate Pipkin struck out five over three innings and allowed five earned runs on a walk and six hits.