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Three homers power Archers past MAC

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — Jack Kane belted two home runs Sunday to lead St. Louis past Mineral Area 10-2 in Region 16 baseball action.

The matchup was originally scheduled as a doubleheader on Saturday, but was postponed due to weather.

Neil Fischer added another homer in the fifth inning to help the Archers secure the edge in a series reduced to three games.

The Cardinals claimed a 6-4 win Thursday against St. Louis (23-18, 15-11) on a walk-off homer from Chase Urhahn to split a doubleheader.

Sophomore pitcher Ben Stephens contained Mineral Area (30-15, 14-9) to only one hit while striking out six in the win for the Archers.

The Cardinals struck first in the second inning as Mitch Barrow grounded out to bring Trynt Tompkins in from third.

Kane answered in the home half of the inning with his first home run to put the Archers ahead 3-1.

St. Louis scored five runs in the fifth inning to gain complete control of the game.

Alex Hanft walked two batters, and a pitch in the dirt allowed a third to load the bases. Kyle Stevens also walked to score Kane for a 4-1 lead.

Hanft went 4 2/3 innings on the mound and recorded three strikeouts while giving up three hits for Mineral Area.

The Cardinals then brought in Jeremy Rivera, who allowed four runs in 1/3 inning. 

Two Archers crossed the plate on a wild pitch from Rivera for a 6-1 lead. Fischer then added a two-run homer to left-center field.

Jay Blake entered to throw for Mineral Area in the sixth inning. His first pitch resulted in a double into center field by Chase Jones.

Kane followed with his second home run over the right-center fence to score the last two St. Louis runs.

Devon Wilson made a diving, over-the-shoulder grab in right field to net the final out of the sixth for the Cardinals.

Mineral Area notched its second and final run the seventh, but could not shrink the deficit enough to extend the game. An RBI ground out by Andrew Hayden allowed Conner Forsythe to cross the plate.

Hayden stood out defensively from behind the plate by catching two runners attempting to steal second.

Mineral Area travels to Trenton, Mo. to make up a region series against North Central on Monday.

Mineral Area pitcher Jeremy Rivera (7) covers as St. Louis sophomore Cole Dupont (24) slides into home plate during the fifth inning on Sunday.

Mineral Area pitcher Jeremy Rivera (7) covers as St. Louis sophomore Cole Dupont (24) slides into home plate during the fifth inning on Sunday.

Mineral Area shortstop Tanner Wetrich (8) extends into the outfield to make a tough catch during the third inning against St. Louis on Sunday.

Mineral Area shortstop Tanner Wetrich (8) extends into the outfield to make a tough catch during the third inning against St. Louis on Sunday.

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