The Boonville Pirates C baseball team managed a split Monday at home against Battle.
After dropping the first game by a score of 4-0, the Pirates came back to win the nightcap 6-1.
While the split evened Boonville’s record to 6-6 overall, head coach Paul Moore said he was extremely disappointed with the level of effort and mental preparation that the boys had in game one.  
“It just seemed like collectively, our heads weren't completely in the ballgame at times, and it showed by some of the mistakes we made,” Moore said.  “We got ourselves in an early hole, and really could not bounce back offensively.  However, I was very proud of the way our team bounced back for the second game.  The guys were energetic and focused, and it made the game so much smoother.  We were finally able to get some hits to fall and threaten on the base paths a little bit.  We made the routine plays with much more ease and our pitchers were able to work ahead in the count and keep the defense on their toes.  At times, we become our own worst enemy, and I'm hoping we learned that from game one and can avoid those types of outings going forward."
In Game 1, Battle scored all of its run in two innings with one in the first and three again in the third.
Page was the winning pitcher in the game for Battle while Jared Viertel took the loss for Boonville. Page pitched all five innings and gave up one hit and two walks while striking out two. Viertel, meanwhile, pitched four innings and gave up four runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three.
Battle also out-hit Boonville 3-1, with Morris, Hyler and Smith collecting one hit each.
For Boonville, Jared Viertel had the only hit with a single.
In the nightcap, Battle again jumped out on top with one run in the bottom-half of the second. However it was all Boonville the rest of the way with three runs in each of the third and fourth innings of play.
Mason Hage picked up the win on the mound for Boonville by striking out five batters and giving up one run on five hits.
Boonville also had seven hits in the game, with Dylan Barnthouse going 2-for-3 with two singles.
Kellen Barnes had a single and one RBI while Jared Viertel, Ethan Waibel, Ben Horst and Avery Reardon added one single each and Lance Quinlan with one RBI.
For Battle, Ferrell went 2-for-2 with two singles.