DOE RUN — The Bantam League game between the Farmington Giants and the Arcadia Valley Clippers was only one of the 23 games played in the Parkland for travel league teams in the MABA and MACRBA divisions.
The Clippers (6-3) fell behind in the first inning, but relief pitcher Peyton Whited shut the door on the Giants’ offense to help the Clippers to a 13-5 win.
Whited pitched four innings, striking out 11 batters and giving up only one hit. Jake Kennon hit a single for the Giants (2-6) in the bottom of the fourth inning to break up the no-hitter.
The Giants took a 5-4 lead in the first inning with both starting pitchers struggling to find the strike zone. Neither team had a hit in the inning, but that would change quickly in the second.
Takota Jones led off the second for the Clippers with an infield single and Isaiah Gibbs followed with a home run to give the Clippers the lead for good. Gibbs hit a single in the third to have the only multi-hit night for either team.
Whited helped his own cause with a two-run homer in the fourth inning. The Clippers only other hit was an RBI single in the fifth inning by Hagen Stone.
The Giants will be back in action tonight at the Park Hills Wolves, and the Clippers will face the Park Hills Lightning on Wednesday with both games to be played at the Sports Complex.
Bombers 8, Bandits 1
BONNE TERRE — The Bonne Terre Bombers improved their record to 7-1 on Monday with an 8-1 win over the Fredericktown Bandits. The Bombers fell behind early, but a four-run third inning secured them the win.
Dawson Harper struck out 11 batters for a complete three-hit game. Cody Boylin had the hot bat with two triples for the Bombers. Cody Hubbard had a double and a single, Harper hit a double, and Joey Steinmetz, Joel Strauser, Joe Hulsey and Lucas Spray had two singles each.
Clark Penuel hit a double for the Bandits, and Noah Korokis and Logan Watson both singled.
The Bombers will play next on Wednesday at home against the Leadwood Titans. The Bandits will visit the Farmington Outlaws on Wednesday for their next game.
Rockets 16, Bulldogs 6
FRANKCLAY — The Park Hills Rockets remained undefeated (8-0) after beating the West County Bulldogs 16-6 on Monday. The Rockets utilized the long-ball with Cody Manion (2-3) hitting a grand slam and Dillon Manion (3-3) hitting a home run. Jace Bland was 2-3 with a triple.
The Bulldogs made some noise of their own with John Tyler Simily hitting a home run along with a double by Dakota Dowd.
Wade Scherffius was the winning pitcher.
The Rockets next game is at the Farmington Mustangs on Wednesday. West County will travel on Wednesday to Bismarck for a game with the Stars.
Titans 12, Rattlers 0
FARMINGTON — The Leadwood Titans were treated to three innings of no-hit baseball by their pitcher Noah Vinson and it resulted in a 12-0 shut-out by the Titans over the Farmington Rattlers.
Jared Jones was 3-3 at the plate, Nathan Holleck and Matt Momot had two hits each for the Titans. Chase Vanstavern broke up the no-hitter with a single for the Rattlers.
The Titans (7-1) will travel to Bonne Terre to play the Bombers on Wednesday, and the Rattlers will play the Farmington Mustangs on Wednesday.
Mustangs 14, Oilers 3
CALEDONIA — Braydon Bowling threw a no-hitter for the Farmington Mustangs on Monday to defeat the Valley Oilers 14-3.
The Mustangs hit four home runs to help amass their stockpile of runs. Parker Hastings was 3-3 with two round-trippers, Adam Canterberry was 2-3 with a home run, and Alex England’s lone hit was also for four bases.
Will Hopkins and Emerson Krause were both 3-3 and Hopkins also hit a triple. Bowling went 2-2 in his at-bats.
The Mustangs are now 7-1 and will host the undefeated Park Hills Rockets on Wednesday. The Oilers will host the Farmington Force on Wednesday.
CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE
Dodgers 16, Cougars 9
ARCADIA VALLEY — The Park Hills Dodgers were given an early scare by the Arcadia Valley Cougars on Monday. The Cougars jumped out to a huge lead, but a 10-run fourth inning gave the game to the Dodgers with a final score of 16-9.
Brayden Manion entered the game in relief in the first inning and was able to stop the Cougars rally, he was still the pitcher of record when the Dodgers exploded offensively.
Conner Proffer led the 8-1 Dodgers at the plate with two doubles and a single. Brett Taylor hit a double and Pierce Daniels, Colin Bess and Drew Harlow had two singles each.
The Dodgers will play at the Farmington Longhorns on Wednesday, and the Cougars will be at the Potosi Hornets on Thursday.
Raiders 4, Knights 3
BONNE TERRE — The Bonne Terre Raiders were down to their last at-bats on Monday, trailing by two runs, but a base hit by Travis Scheslay tied the game up and Anthony Brakefield scored the winning run as the Raiders won out 4-3 over the Farmington Knights.
Austin Tounsand struck out six batters in a complete -game effort. Tounsand also hit a home run and was 2-3 at the plate.
The Knights hit the ball well with Dennis Pogue hitting three doubles, Ian Semar had three singles and Jordan Ankrom, Aaron Hargis and Mike Pinkley all hit two each. Ankrom threw all five innings for the Knights and struck out nine batters.
The Raiders are now 7-0 and plan to continue their undefeated start on Thursday when they will host the Valley Steamers. The Knights will visit the Farmington Angels on Wednesday.
Yankees 13, Hawks 8
DESLOGE — The Fredericktown Hawks had hopes of defeating the Desloge Yankees on their field, but the Yankees made a six-run comeback to pull out a 13-8 win.
John Hovick stopped the Hawks in flight as he pitched the last three innings and allowed no hits to pick up the win.
Drew Jaco was 3-4 at the plate with a home run, Keenan Johnson hit two triples and Hovick had two singles. Jordan Smith, Dylan Politte and Sean Morris all singled for their first hit of the season.
Drew Martin had a single and a home run for the Hawks and Luke Korokis and John Walker both singled.
The Yankees (4-5) will travel to Caledonia to play the Valley Steamers on Wednesday. The Hawks will return to Desloge on Wednesday to play the Desloge Cardinals.
SENIOR BABE RUTH
Pirates 12, Cyclones 1
FRANKCLAY — Kyle Nettles was zoned in when he was at the plate, supplying the Leadwood Pirates in their season opener with two home runs. The Pirates defeated the Arcadia Valley Cyclones 12-1 in five innings.
Daniel Holloway and Ryan Calvird both hit triples for the Pirates and Brandon Turner like Nettles was 2-2.
Brad Merseal struck out 12 Cyclone batters and allowed only three hits by the visitors to pitch a complete game.
The Pirates will host the Potosi Elks on Thursday and the Cyclones will host the Bismarck Cardinals on Wednesday.