BONNE TERRE — The Bonne Terre Bombers had it their way on Wednesday when they hosted the Leadwood Sharks. The Bombers cranked out eight hits, and held the Sharks hitless for a 13-0 win.
Austin Townsand had a grand slam and a double for Bonne Terre. Trae Morris posted a home run and a double. Nick Avila doubled twice, and Lucas Spray, Tyler Newbrand, and T.J. Eaton all added a single. Townsand went the distance as he walked four and struck out 14.
Padres 11, Braves 1
FARMINGTON — The Farmington Padres allowed just two hits from the Desloge Braves during Wednesday’s game. Farmington jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first inning and cruised to an 11-1 win. The Padres scored two runs in each of the next three innings to end the game early.
Kaleb Warden and Lucas Basler recorded back-to-back doubles in the first inning for the Braves’ only two hits and one run of the game.
Nathan Komar and Calvin Lynch had three base hits for the Padres. Dante Castro posted two hits with a home run, and Jared Dunlap singled twice. Kevin Wilson and Luke Baird added a double. Castro picked up the win in two innings as he walked one and struck out five.
Twins 18, Cougars 3
BISMARCK — The Bismarck Twins quickly piled up six runs in the opening frame against the Arcadia Valley Cougars and never looked back. The Twins emerged victorious 18-3.
The Cougars scored one run in the second inning and two more in the fourth. Bismarck had a monstrous third inning as the Twins finished with 12 runs.
Jesse Francis had a pair of singles for Arcadia Valley, and Levi Earnest, Austin Earnest, and Nick Inman all chipped in a single.
Tyler Pearl recorded a triple and a double for Bismarck, and Jake Swain and Riley Phegley both doubled. Logan Blunt had a single and a double, and Klayton Loughary finished with a pair of base hits. Loughary struck out four and went the distance to get the win.
Hornets 9, Blues 8
BONNE TERRE — The Potosi Hornets were down by five runs to the Bonne Terre Blues on Wednesday, but the Hornets continued to battle. It paid off big time for Potosi as the Hornets pushed the Blues to eight innings, and eventually won 9-8.
Potosi posted four runs in the sixth inning to take the lead, but the Blues came through with one run in the bottom of that frame to force the game into extra innings. After neither team scored in the seventh frame, Potosi’s Ross Politte blasted a two-out home run, and the Hornets shut down Bonne Terre’s offense during the bottom of the frame.
Politte also doubled, and Jeremy Malugen contributed three hits which included a double and a triple for the Hornets. Brandan McCoy had three hits with a triple, and John Malugen chipped in three hits.
Joshua Conway had a three-run home run for the Blues in the third inning. Joshua Scherffius recorded a pair of hits, and Scherffius and Bradley Bess both tripled. Jacob Whitwell added a single.
Eric McCoy threw the last three innings to pick up the win. He gave up two hits and struck out five. Jonathon Stabenow took the loss in five innings and had five strike outs.