Daily Roundup: April 11 Games

The storms of Wednesday night washed out a majority of the schedule for Thursday’s games, but a few were still played. 

No. 3 Francis Howell 15   Francis Howell Central 1
The Howell bats came alive again, pounding out 15 runs and making quick work of Howell Central. Calvin Munson struck out seven in five innings of work, and went 2-for-4 at the plate; driving in three runs. Elijah Dilday and Zac Perkins each went 3-for-3, Dilday driving in three and Perkins driving in two. 

No. 5 Notre Dame 2   Jackson 8
Jackson handed Notre Dame a rare home loss, behind the bat of Cody Harris. Harris went 2-for-3 on the day, providing the offense with a two run single in the first and a two run homerun in the third. 

No. 9 CBC 2   Waterloo (IL) 1
Matt Vierling was the star of the game, striking out eight batters in the complete game win and going 2-for-2 at the plate with an RBI and run scored. 

No. 10 Ladue 4   No. 12 SLUH 0
In the game of the day, Ladue handed SLUH their first loss of the season by a score of 4-0. Ladue starting pitcher Robbie Ewald kept the SLUH hitters off balance all game, allowing just one hit (a leadoff single in the bottom of the first) and striking out 13 batters. 

Dylan Barstow’s RBI double in the second inning put Ladue up 1-0. They would score another run in the fifth, when Ryan Glazer crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Levi Greenberg. 

Ladue extended their lead the sixth inning on an RBI single by Ewald followed by a Glazer double, scoring Ewald, extending the lead to 4-0. 

No. 13 Seckman 3   Kirkwood 2 (8 innings)
Brady Pollite's RBI single in the top of the eighth inning proved to be the game winner, while Matt Harvey went the distance striking out nine and allowing three hits in eight innings. Colin Edwards continues to swing a hot bat, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

No. 14 Carthage 6   Neosho 4
Drew Bridges flashed his power again, going 2-for-2 with another homerun and two RBIs to lead Carthage. Jordan Musser picked up the win with a two hitter, striking out eight.


In other action around the state:
Marquette 5   Lafayette 2
Matt Hink struck out eight in a complete game effort, allowing two earned runs and scattering eight hits, and also had a solo homerun in the sixth to pad the lead. The big blow of the game came off the bat of Matt Scheibel, a three run home run in the third inning. Scheibel finished the game 2-for-4. 

Eureka 2   NW Cedar Hill 0
Michael Lydon-Larson didn’t get much run support, but it wasn’t needed as he scattered six hits over seven innings shutting down the Cedar Hill offense. Eureka scored a run in the third, on a Michael Allman single, scoring Jesse Schuller. Sean Murley smacked a home run in the sixth inning to make the score 2-0. 

Willard 10   Nixa 2
Keaton Pressley had three hits and Luke Latham added two to lead the Willard offense. Justin Atchison picked up the win on the mound. 

Republic 14   Branson 13 (8 innings)
Branson jumped out to a quick 10-0, but Republic clawed their way back to win a wild one in eight innings. Down most of the game, Republic scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score at 13-13, aided by three Branson errors. In the bottom of the eighth, Nick Gideon walked, stole second and came around to score on a walk off single off the bat of Parker Nelson. Nelson finished the day 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored.