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  • Blair Oaks pitches two shut outs to Versailles, Eldon

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  • It looked like rain would come down at any moment.
    Yet the crowd remained through the whole night at McMillan Field, enjoying a night of baseball.
    In an effort to make up games which had been cancelled due to the crazy weather this spring, the Eldon Mustangs hosted Blair Oaks and Versailles.
    One night, three games.
    It all got started off with a clash between the two lake area teams. Versailles took an early 1-0 lead, but Eldon proved once again this season that they can go the distance, winning the match 8-5 after seven innings.
    The top of the first saw Versailles take an early 1-0 lead on a single by Parker Bolton.
    Eldon went the next two innings without scoring, and Versailles added on another run in the top of the third for a 2-0 lead. The Mustangs would finally answer in the bottom of the third with two runs of their own on a two run single by Limbach for a 2-2 ball-game.
    Eldon Mustangs Varsity never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring three runs on two singles and adding three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Chris Hulsey's single got things going, scoring Jesse Carman, followed by Jacob Clifton's single, bringing home Limbach.
    Three runs in the top of the seventh helped Versailles close its deficit to 8-5. An RBI single by Whittle, a walk by Bolton, and an RBI single by Michael Harlin sparked Versailles' rally, but was brought to an end with a strikeout.
    Joesph Limbach led the Mustangs in the contest, as he singled in the third and fourth innings and finished with two RBI's.
    Dylan Wood pitched the win, allowing four runs over six innings and striking out seven batters.
    For Versailles, Parker Bolton led the Tigers with three RBI's, while also throwing seven strikeouts in the game.
    In the next match, Versailles was pitted against Blair Oaks. Despite the Tigers' efforts, the team could not stall the Falcons' offense, and were shut out in a 12-0 loss.
    Austin Galbraith pitched the win, allowing no runs on two hits with seven strikeouts.
    Jacob Koelling went 3-for-3 with four RBI's while Daniel Castillo went 2-for-3.
    After Eldon honored their seniors, the remaining Falcons and Mustangs warmed up, anxiously checking the sky as it began to sprinkle. Luckily, the rain held off, and the game got underway.
    Despite being able to hit off of the Falcons, the Mustangs found themselves in a similar situation as Versailles, unable to score, and after five innings, Blair Oaks emerged the winner with a score of 11-0.
    Christian Koop did his best to jumpstart the offense for Eldon, reaching base one time.
    Page 2 of 2 - Ryan Voss pitched five shutout innings for the Falcons. He struck out five, walked two and surrendered two hits.
    Koelling led the Falcons four RBI's, Kyler Maxey went 2-for-3 with three RBI's, while Castillo finished with two RBI's.
    Versailles plays Eugene and Southern Boone to finish out the week, while Eldon has a fully booked week with a match against Dixon on Thursday night and a doubleheader at Russellville on Saturday against the Indians and Billings.

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