Wins the first game 3-2 and second game 5-2
After what seemed like a month of playing on the road, the Boonville Pirates C baseball team finally played a home game Thursday night while hosting the Blair Oaks Falcons in a doubleheader at Twillman field in Harley park.
While playing two five inning games, the Pirates picked up the sweep by beating Blair Oaks 3-2 and 5-2.
The win improved Boonville’s C team record to 6-1-1 overall.
Boonville C-team coach Joe Henke said he thought the team came out early and were able to put together two strong first innings.
“We were able to get some timely hitting and good baserunning to score three runs in the first inning of each game,” Henke said. “Unfortunately, we struggled to do much offensively outside of those first innings. We did a great job on the mound in both games. Axton Nease pitched an amazing game and did a good job of throwing strikes and limiting walks. Lane West came in and saved both games last night. I loved the way he attacked the strike zone and was able to put a stop to the Blair Oaks rally in both games.”
Although the first game was close with only one run separating the two teams, the Pirates pretty much dominated Blair Oaks while leading 3-0 after the first and out-hitting the Falcons 10-1.
Blair Oaks scored both of their runs in the top-half of the fourth to cut the lead to one at 3-2 but would get no closer.
Axton Nease picked up the win on the mound for Boonville while Haney took the loss for Blair Oaks. Nease pitched the first-four innings and struck out four batters while giving up two runs on one hit and three walks. Lane West then came in and pitched one inning in relief for the save and allowed no hits, no runs and no walks.
As for the hitting in the game for Boonville, Saylor Marquez went 2-for-2 with a single and a double. Cody Garner also had two hits with two singles and one RBI while Kayle Rice added a single and two RBIs and Spencer Steakley, Lane West, Hunter Pethan, Bryce Harris and Axton Nease each with one single.
Stockman had the only hit in the game for Blair Oaks, being a single.
In the nightcap, Boonville again jumped out in front to stay by pushing across three runs in the first and two again in the third to make it 5-0. Blair Oaks, meanwhile, scored both of its runs again in the top-half of the fourth to round out the scoring.
Spencer Steakley recorded the win on the mound for Boonville while Lane West picked up the save. Steakley pitched the first-three innings and struck out five batters while giving up two runs on three hits and one walk. West then came in and pitched two innings in relief and struck out three batters.
Salmons took the loss on the hill for Blair Oaks.
Boonville also out-hit Blair Oaks 5-3, with Lane West and Cody Garner each going 1-for-1 with a double and one RBI. Cameron Ray also had one single and one RBI while Hunter Pethan and Harper Stock added one single each and Charlie Bronakowski with one RBI.
For Blair Oaks, Haney had two hits while Salmons added one hit. Marble also drove in one run.