Daily Game Round Up-March 20

The game time temperature was a chilly 34 degrees with a cold breeze at Vianney HS where No. 11 Vianney advanced to the championship game of the Lindbergh/Mehlville tournament by defeating Webster Groves 5 to 3. Alex Hoffman, in his first start of the year after missing most of last season went five strong innings, striking out six batters while scattering five hits and allowing three earned runs. 

“The defense backed me up today and I was able to hit my spots,” said Hoffman on what made him so effective. “I thought my curveball worked well, and I just felt good overall, especially since I really didn’t throw much last season.”

Vianney got on the board first, with an RBI single off the bat of Brendan McEntee in the top of the second inning that scored Ryan Wood

Vianney tacked on two more runs in the third to take a 3-0 lead when Matt Dreyer came around to score on a wild pitch and Chris Cornelius grounded into a fielders choice allowing Matt Brown to cross the plate. 

Webster Groves didn’t go down without a fight, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game. The big hit coming on a two RBI double off the bat of Jake Perry

Vianney responded with a run in the fifth inning, a sacrifice fly by Kevin Dvorak that scored Matt Brown and another run in the top of the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jack Klages

“Our pitchers did a nice job and for the most part threw strikes and we made some plays in the field,” said Vianney head coach Scott Brown. “Hitting wise, we haven’t hit our stride yet, and we need to have some more productive at bats.”

In other Top 25 action: 
No. 4 Rockhurst 9      Lee’s Summit North 4
Rockhurst broke a 4-4 tie with five runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Lee’s Summit North. Seven different Rockhurst players drove in runs, led by Todd Czinge, who went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, and three runs scored. Billy Maloney drove in two runs while Travis Able, Victor Brancato, Austin Ritter, Trey Vickers, and Sam Godwin all drove in one run. 

No. 6 Raymore-Peculiar 14              No. 10 Lee’s Summit West 8
Lee’s Summit West won their first game of the season in a battle of top 10 ranked teams. Game info to come soon.

No. 19 Clever 34       Central 0
Bryce Wilson threw a no-hitter with eight strikeouts in the win. Caleb Edwards had four hits, six RBIs, and five runs scored to lead the Clever offense.  Travis Pennewell, Chase Thomas, and David Deltoro each had four RBIs in the offensive output for Clever.            

No. 22 Festus 7              St. Clair 11
St. Clair knocked off No. 22 Festus behind Ben Fedderson, who went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs scored to set the pace for the St. Clair offense offense. Jake Oermann, Austin Gotway, Kody Halmich each had two RBIs on the day. 

No. 23 Logan-Rogersville 14            Branson 5
Justin King had a three run homerun and struck out seven batters in five innings to lead Logan-Rogersville. Garrett Jernigan also added a homerun for Logan-Rogersville. 


In other action around the state:
Lebanon 2      Republic
Austin Knight struck out 11 in a complete game win for Lebanon and Rocky Long drove in the game winning run. 

Chaffe 2         Cape Central 0
Cody Payne threw a complete game shutout, fanning five batters as well as helping himself by going 2-for-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs. 

Glendale 13       Carl Junction 1
Glendale won their second consecutive game defeating Carl Junction. Kyle Larsen allowed one earned run, as well as driving in two runs for Glendale. Will Blount and Kendon Brown each had three RBIs to lead the Glendale offense. Blount went 3-for-4  and scored three runs scored while Brown had a perfect 3-for-3 game and crossed the plate twice. 

Forsyth 7        Spokane 2
Logan Horner threw a complete game, striking out eight and Layn Hurst had a homerun for Forsyth in the Clever ROTB Tournament. 

Blue Springs 6           Smithville 5
David Stober threw six innings, striking out five, as well as collected two hits and two RBIs in the first win of the season for Blue Springs. 

Montgomery County 11       Owensville 1
Jackson Bishop struck out 13 while scattering three hits for Montgomery County. Bishop also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Zach Theissen contributed with a 2-for-3 afternoon, driving in two runs. 

Pacific 4          Wright City 3

Cassville 14    Purdy 13 

Stockton 13    Bolivar 12

Mt. Vernon 18           Conway 3 

Clinton 18      El Dorado Springs 2 

Fredericktown 12       St. Vincent 10 

Oak Grove 17             Van Horn 3