Versailles drops doubleheader to St. Elizabeth and Jamestown and Macks Creek falls to state-ranked Halfway
Versailles drops doubleheader with Jamestown and St. Elizabeth
Versailles was in doubleheader action on Saturday in St. Elizabeth as the Tigers took on the hometown Hornets and Jamestown.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the opponents sent Versailles home winless with the former team winning 8-2 and the latter 9-4.
In the first matchup of the day, Versailles collected five hits and was led by the bats of Kaden McGinnis and Andy Clemens led with two hits each while Taylor Dobbins added the other. Meanwhile, Brayden Morrison and Kade Marriott drove in the two runs with an RBI each.
St. Elizabeth was able to task the pitching of McGinnis and Colbey Boicourt for seven earned runs on 11 combined hits, two walks and six strikeouts.
In the second game, Versailles took an early 3-0 lead against Jamestown, but the opponents soon added four runs in the second and never looked back.
The Tigers collected 11 total hits, but it did not translate to quite enough runs as Kooper Wilson led the way with three hits while Taylor Dobbins added two. Boicourt finished the night with two RBIs while Dobbins and McGinnis drove in the other two runs.
Versailles went with Morrison, Clemens and Marriott on the mound and the trio gave up seven earned runs on 13 hits while walking four and striking out seven.
Versailles (1-16, O-7 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Iberia on Monday and host Calvary Lutheran on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Macks Creek falls to state-ranked Halfway
Macks Creek took on the number two team in Class 1 on Friday night and left with a 15 - 1 defeat in five innings.
After going one-two-three in the top of the first, Halfway plated five runs in the bottom of the inning and never looked back. They would plate one more in the second and then explode for nine in the fourth.
The Pirates lone run came in the fourth. Hunter Lane singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Gage Mashburn then hit a slow roller to short that was thrown wide of the first baseman, allowing Lane to cross the plate. Offensively the Pirates were only able to muster three hits in the contest from Mashburn, Lane and Carsen Strutz on singles.
Mashburn was tagged with the loss. He worked the first four and two-thirds innings and was touched for 12 runs, only three earned, on 12 hits while striking out five and walking one. Justin Register relieved and allowed three runs, one earned, on two hits while striking out one.
"Defensively we didn't show up tonight," Macks Creek Coach Jason Trusty said. “They banged out 14 hits but we made a lot of throwing errors and fielding errors on top of it to just keep the snowball-effect going.
"You can't make eight errors against good teams and hope to be competitive."
The Pirates drop to 7-9 with the loss and were scheduled to visit Climax Springs on Monday before traveling to Iberia on Tuesday at 5 p.m.