PARK HILLS — The Desloge Raiders broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the sixth inning on Tuesday night, and edged the Park Hills Gators 2-0 in a contest that was dominated by superb pitching.
Each team had just one hit. Briley Smith singled and scored a run for the Raiders (6-1), while Cameron Deblois countered with a single for the Gators.
Kolten Poorman struck out five batters over two innings to earn the win in relief. Raiders starter Trae Robinson recorded the maximum 12 strikeouts in four hitless frames. Deblois picked up the hard-luck loss despite fanning 16 in a complete-game effort.
Clippers 9, Mustangs 8
IRONTON — Trey Jones finished 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday night, and the Arcadia Valley Cougars held on for a 9-8 victory over the Farmington Mustangs.
Dustin Mounce drove in two runs with a single and triple for the Cougars. Isaih Gibbs singled and earned the win with four strikeouts over three innings, while Jones worked the final two frames for the save.
Gunner Labrot collected five RBI following a home run and double to lead the Mustangs. Jacob Bone, Will Hopkins and Adam Canterberry contributed RBI hits, and Jonathon Dickerson added a single.
Rockets 14, Bandits 6
PARK HILLS — Ethan House hit a grand slam during an eight-run second inning, and the Park Hills Rockets posted a 14-6 win over the Fredericktown Bandits on Tuesday night.
Cole Murphy belted a three-run homer and went 2-for-3, while Holden Mayberry and Brandon Wagner added two hits each for the Rockets (6-0). Cody Manion added a single.
Dillon Manion retired one batter in relief for the win, and Luke Manion struck out seven batters over three innings for the save.
Collecting singles for the Bandits were Isaak Starkey, Ben Willcut, Winthie Couch, Kenny Couch and Braden Matthews.
Bulldogs 6, Giants 1
LEADWOOD — Clayton Crick and Adam Weiss each homered on Tuesday night, as the Leadwood Bulldogs defeated the Farmington Giants 6-1. Crick also tripled to finish with two hits.
Jacob Meinershagen added a triple, Ty Simily and Trenton Serini each doubled, and Parker Forshee singled for the Bulldogs (4-3). Forshee struck out 13 batters and went the distance for a three-hitter.
Evan Voyles had two hits including a double, and Brayden Rawson added a single for the Giants.
Redbirds 14, Wolves 2
FARMINGTON — Alex Palmer and Carter Spradling each pitched two innings with five strikeouts in leading the Farmington Redbirds to a 14-2 victory over the Park Hills Wolves.
Connor Yordy drove in four runs with a double and single, and Caleb Crews also ripped a three-run double for the Redbirds (3-3), who scored six runs in the second inning.
Palmer stroked two singles and Ross Felker, Hayden Sprenkle and Marcus Garner each added one.
Yellow Jackets 11, Oilers 7
POTOSI — Jordan Huerta recorded 12 strikeouts over four shutout innings, and also connected for a two-run home run on Tuesday, as the Potosi Yellow Jackets grabbed an 11-7 win over the Valley Oilers.
Cole Werning had four RBI and matched teammate Ryan Coleman by going 2-for-2 to pace the Yellow Jackets (4-3).
Trevor Rolens also finished with two hits, and Noah Jacobsen delivered a two-run single in the victory.
CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE
Royals 15, Stingers 3
POTOSI — The Park Hills Royals entered the win column for the first time this season on Tuesday night by defeating the Potosi Stingers, 15-3 in four innings.
Jake Marshall allowed three hits and struck out eight for the win. Brennan White went 2-for-3 with a double and Austin Beavers added two singles for the Royals. Brad King, Jake Chapman, Brandon Richardson and Marshall also had hits.
Noah Skaggs was a perfect 2-for-2 and Jared Deal singled for the Stingers.
Longhorns 9, Cougars 0
IRONTON — The Farmington Longhorns pulled away with five runs in the fourth inning, and stopped the unbeaten run of the Arcadia Valley Cougars with a 9-0 shutout on Tuesday night.
Jonah Barnes and Brandt Busenbark each delivered a two-run single, and JoJo Augustine added a RBI hit for the Longhorns. Barnes finished with two hits overall, and struck out five on the mound for a two-hit shutout.
Garrett House and Collin Tedford had the lone hits for the Cougars.