The Community R-VI baseball team ran into two of the better squads in the area last week when they battled both Elsberry and Winfield. Though the Trojans lost both games, they managed to avoid being on the losing end of the mercy rule unlike many other area teams who have recently played either the Warriors or the Indians.
Against Elsberry, the Trojans’ offense had just three hits while the Indians scored at least one run in all seven innings.
Cameron Foreman led Community R-VI with a two-run home run. He also launched a home run in the JV game.
Jacob Eastwood went 2-for-4 while Austin Layman went 1-for-3.
“We had our opportunities,” said Community R-VI head coach Mike Boedeker.
On Senior Night held Thursday, May 3, the Trojans stranded 15 baserunners and saw four different innings end with the bases loaded.
“It seemed like when we put the ball in play, they made plays behind their pitchers,” Boedeker said.
Eastwood went 1-for-2 with three walks and a single. Brennan Wells also had three walks.
Foreman finished with two hits.
Justin Durham picked up the loss in spite of allowing just four runs while striking out six.