The Mineral Area Baseball Association began their travel league play for the Bantam and Cal Ripken Leagues Monday night. There are 13 teams in each league with teams in various cities in the Mineral Area. Here are the first reported games from Monday and Tuesday nights.
Mustangs 15, Sharks 0
FARMINGTON – Nathan Komar pitched three shutout innings and drilled a three-run home run in the second inning, leading the Farmington Mustangs to a 15-0 win over the Leadwood Sharks on Monday.
Komar did not allow a hit in his three innings of work. He struck out eight batters while walking no one.
The Mustangs collected 15 hits in the contest, including three from Komar. Logan England and William Hamlin also connected for three hits, while Garrett Callahan and Dante Castro picked up two hits each. Josh Thomas and Alec Van Stavern also reached base with hits.
The Mustangs play again on Friday when they host Bismarck.
Bombers 4, Redbirds 0
FARMINGTON – Jonathon Stabenow pitched five near-perfect innings and Jacob Whitwell pounded a three-run homer in the fifth inning as the Bonne Terre Bombers shut down the Farmington Redbirds 4-0.
Stabenow did not allow a hit in five innings of work while piling up 13 strikeouts. He also connected on a hit at the plate.
The Bombers picked up their first run on Levi Spray’s RBI single in the third inning. Bradley Bess reached on a triple earlier in the game.
The Bombers return to action on Thursday when they host Leadwood.
Raiders 3, Outlaws 0
DESLOGE – Garrett Coffman struck out 15 batters in five innings of work, pitching a no-hitter to lead his Desloge Raiders to a 3-0 win over the Farmington Outlaws. Two walks were Coffman’s only blemishes on an otherwise perfect day.
Farmington’s Evan Dunivan took the loss despite striking out seven batters in four innings of work. He allowed two runs.
Desloge’s Derek Mitchell finished the day 2-2 with an RBI while Kaleb Warden pitched in an RBI double. Coffman, Seth Tiefenauer, and Collin Vasquez also picked up singles for the Raiders.
The Raiders play again tonight at Park Hills.
CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE
Hornets 3, Dodgers 2
PARK HILLS – The Potosi Hornets and Park Hills Dodgers provided an exciting start to the Cal Ripken League season on Monday. Outstanding pitching ruled the contest as the Hornets picked up a slim, 3-2 victory.
Chad Smith struck out four batters over five innings in the win for the Hornets. Landon Young earned two strikeouts and the save. Ryan Calvird was strong for the Dodgers with nine strikeouts.
Andy Reed went 2-3 and drove in the game-winning run for the Hornets. Smith and Brad Wright were also 2-3, while Hunter Belfield was 1-3.
Jordan Pace had the big hit for the Dodgers with a two-run homer. Jake Smith and Cole Lewis also picked up one hit each.
The Hornets will play the Cougars in Ironton on Thursday. The Dodgers will host the Twins on Friday.
Bulldogs 11, Royals 5
FRANKCLAY – The West County Bulldogs had the only dry-enough field on Tuesday to get in a MABA game. The Bulldogs made the best of it as they defeated the Park Hills Royals 11-5 behind the pitching of Trevor Kean and Kyle Ross. Kean got the win as he struck out seven batters in the first three innings. Ross struck out four batters in his three innings.
Top hitters for the Bulldogs were Caleb Davis with two singles and a home run, and Kean and Ross each with two hits. Tanner Skaggs had a double and a triple for the Royals.
The Bulldogs play next at home again against the Bonne Terre Blues on Friday. The Royals will be at Desloge on Thursday to play the Yankees.