DESLOGE — The Potosi Yellowjackets and the Desloge Raiders each had only one loss before Wednesday’s contest. This was a big contest for both squads because both teams at he top of their division standings.
Potosi’s pitchers Dylan Coleman and Luke Jacobsen tossed well against the Raiders and allowed only one hit total. Although Desloge walked only eight batters compared to the Yellowjackets’ 12 walks, Potosi finished with the 9-3 win.
Jacobsen drew a walk to kick off the top of the first inning, then Colby Eckhoff blasted a two-run home run down the left-field line for a quick 2-0 lead.
Lane Short was walked in the top of the second frame, then Jacobsen came through with a RBI double to extend their lead. Another walk placed runners on first and second, but a ground ball ended the threat and the inning.
Coleman crushed a double down the left-field line in the third inning, then Jacob Reed followed with a RBI double to center field. Dustin Douglas was walked, then Lane Short singled, but a ground ball ended the frame with the bases loaded.
Jacobsen started the fourth inning with a single. Eckhoff and Jared Deal were both walked to jam the bases. Coleman drew a walk to force a run across the plate. Reed hit a ground ball to first base, but the ball was mishandled as two runs scored. Another runner tried to score, but the throw to home was wild as the Yellowjackets went up 8-0. A hit batsman and a walk loaded the bases again, but a strike out prevented any further damage.
Potosi recorded one more tally in the fifth when Jacobsen drilled a triple down the left-field line. Jacobsen scored due to a wild throw at the plate.
Desloge quickly got the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth with no outs after Drew Jaco walked, Ryan Carmack came through with his team’s only base hit, and Dakotah Huff was hit by a pitch. The next two batters struck out, but the following three hitters drew walks to force three tallies home. One more strike out concluded the game.
Coleman got the win in 3 2/3 of an inning as he walked seven and racked up 11 strike outs. Jacobsen threw the remainder of the contest and struck out four.
Redbirds 15, BlueJays 0
FARMINGTON — The Farmington Redbirds extended their record to seven wins without a loss on Wednesday with a 15-0 over the Doe Run BlueJays. Trent Wideman and Nathan Gonz combined for seven strike-outs and allowed only one hit by the BlueJays Hunter Ballew.
The Redbird had 11 hits in the game. Conner Forsythe had four RBI with a home run and a double. Blake Worley and D.J. Buchanan both had two singles each, and Ian Semar, Jordan Ankrom, Jake Andrews, Tristan Hastings, and Gonz all had one hit.
The Redbirds will face off with the Park Hills Rockets tonight at 7 p.m. at the Elvins Field in a duel of undefeateds.