Macks Creek takes down Halfway on Senior Night, Osage goes 1-2 at Russellville Tournament, Late run dooms Eldon in loss to Hallsville and Versailles splits doubleheader with Jamestown and St. Elizabeth
Macks Creek takes down Halfway on Senior Night
Macks Creek celebrated Senior Night on Friday by welcoming in the 10th-ranked team in Class 1, the Halfway Cardinals. When the dust had settled, it was the Pirates who emerged with a 5-1 win over their guests.
Macks Creek never trailed in the contest and picked up five hits while taking advantage of four Cardinal errors. The Pirates also showed some plate discipline by drawing seven walks.
Colton Walter, Tanner Smith, Hunter Lane, Trever Smith and Grant English generated the Macks Creek offense with a hit each and both Lane and Tanner posted two RBIs while Trever also drove in a run.
"We made some nice adjustments at the plate with (Blake) Phillips and then continued to do so when they brought in (Hayden) McCarthy," Macks Creek coach Jason Trusty said. “Both threw with good velocity but we were able to show some patience and work counts."
Meanwhile, Lane (2-3) had a nice day on the hill collecting a career-high 17 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of work. Lane allowed a single run on two hits and had just one walk. Oscar Cortez did the rest, recording a strikeout to end the game against the only batter he faced.
“"Hunter was phenomenal on the bump tonight," Trusty noted. "He hit spots and really did a nice job to allow our offense to work and support him."
Macks Creek (9-6, 4-2 Polk County League) was scheduled to host neighbor Climax Springs on Monday and will host the ninth-ranked team in Class 2, Iberia, on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Courtesy of Macks Creek School District
Osage goes 1-2 at Russellville Tournament
Osage played a trio of games over the weekend at the Russellville Tournament and the Indians finished 1-2 with a win over New Bloomfield and losses to the host Indians and Union.
Osage had a rough start against Russellville as the hometown Indians brought their bats in a 22-2 win in three innings. Osage gave up 18 hits and Michael Lasater took the loss after 1/3 of an inning where he gave up five runs on four hits with a walk. Lasater, Andrew Bryant and Robert Custer each put up a hit.
Up next was Union and the Indians were outpaced 15-5 in five innings. Trey Rassenfoss drove in four runs on a pair of home runs to lead the Indian offense and he also took the loss after 1 2/3 innings where he allowed six runs on seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Custer and Braden McLaughlin did the rest in relief.
Things went a little better in the finale with a 15-5 win over New Bloomfield in six innings. Osage finished with 12 hits and Dalton Depeé had a home run to go with multiple hits while McLaughlin, Bryant and Brockton McLaughlin all had multiple hits as well. Depeé also got the win o the mound after five innings of work allowing five runs on eight hits with five strikeouts.
Osage (9-9, 2-3 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Boonville on Monday and will take a trip to Blair Oaks on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Late run dooms Eldon baseball in loss to Hallsville
Eldon was on the road at Hallsville Friday night and a late run from the Indians in the sixth inning led to a 5-4 defeat for the Mustangs.
Eldon collected seven hits and Dawson Brandt led the way with two hits and an RBI while Clayton Moore also drove in a run.
Fisher Snelling got the start for the Mustangs and went 5 1/3 innings allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out nine. Corbin Harrison worked in relief and took the loss allowing a single run on one hit and two walks.
Eldon (3-16, 2-4 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to host Blair Oaks on Monday and will play host to Centralia on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Versailles splits doubleheader with Jamestown and St. Elizabeth
Versailles welcomed St. Elizabeth and Jamestown to the ballpark on Saturday for doubleheader action and the Tigers split the two games, falling to the former club 9-0 and beating the latter 9-6.
The Tigers had trouble mustering any offense against St. Elizabeth as Brayden Morrison and Kaden McGinnis collected the only two hits on the day while the opponents did not. McGinnis was charged with the loss on the hill after four innings of work allowing six runs on five hits with a pair of walks and six strikeouts. Cole Wilson and Justin Hamrick took care of the rest working in relief.
The offense came to life against Jamestown, though, as McGinnis posted two hits and RBIs to lead the charge while Morrison turned in three RBIs of his own. Kade Marriott was on the hill for Versailles and picked up the win after six innings where he recorded four strikeouts.
Versailles (6-13, 0-6 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Iberia on Monday and will visit Blair Oaks Tuesday at 5 p.m.