The Community R-VI Trojans baseball team won their district semifinals game at home on Monday night after knocking off Madison 13-10.
“We did a great job of battling through some early miscues and earned a nice win against a solid Madison team,” said Community R-VI head coach Mike Boedeker.
The Trojans made some defensive miscues in the second inning, helping Madison score four unearned runs.
Community R-VI rallied in the bottom half of the inning with six runs to take a 6-4 lead.
Clay Thebeau had a bases clearing triple and Shane Myers added a two-run homerun.
The Trojans scored one run in the third inning on Kaleb Harris’ homerun.
In the fourth inning, Harris hit his second homerun of the game. Jamie Householder added a big double to stretch the lead to 11-4 before the Trojans held on late for the win.
Clay Thebeau started the game on the mound and tossed four innings. Doug Davenport and Harris also saw time on the mound.
The Trojans played Sturgeon in the district finals after press time on Tuesday night.
Before districts, the Trojans lost a pair of games to Bowling Green and Cairo.
Against the Bobcats, the Trojans lost 10-8.
Kyle Curtis struck out seven batters in four innings.
Lane Thebeau had three hits and two runs scored with two RBIs. Household added two hits and two runs scored.
“I was happy with how our team battled,” Boedeker said. “Bowling Green is a great team and we did a good job of playing pretty even with them.”
The Trojans then lost 7-3 to Cairo.
The defense made four errors.
Clay Thebeau went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases. Davenport had one hit and scored one run.
“We didn’t help out pitchers out in this game,” Boedeker said. “Kaleb made some quality pitches that should have resulted in outs but our defense let him down.”