The Community R-VI Trojans baseball team is feeling pretty good after it improved its overall record to 6-2 and 3-1 in the EMO Conference last week.
This upcoming Saturday, the Trojans host Silex at 9 a.m. in the Community R-VI Tournament and will play either Sturgeon or Van-Far in the third place game (3 p.m.) or championship game (1 p.m.).
A week ago, the Trojans blanked Wellsville 8-0 after Kyle Curtis threw a no-hitter with 68 of his 91 pitches being strikes. He missed the perfect game by one walk. He also had 15 strikeouts.
“(He) had good command of his fastball and pitched very confidently and efficiently,” said Community R-VI head baseball coach Brandon Talbot.
Cordell Hollensteiner went 3-for-4. Lane Thebeau, Collin Dungan, and Curtis each went 2-for-4.
“Although we started off flat, we finished well,” Talbot added.
The Trojans beat Wright City 7-2 for an EMO victory last Tuesday night.
Lane Thebeau tossed his third straight complete game and improved to 3-0. During that span, he has 33 strikeouts with only 10 walks and a 0.73 ERA. Offensively, he has 10 stolen bases and is batting .611.
In the win over Wright City, he had seven strikeouts and allowed just one earned run on six hits.
“He has really played well in the field and in the lead-off spot for us,” Talbot said.
The Trojans scored two runs in the first, added a third in the next inning, before scoring three runs in the third.
Clay Thebeau had two hits and three RBIs. Doug Davenport had two RBIs. Dungan and Curtis each had two hits and one RBI.
One night earlier, the Trojans dropped a heartbreaker to Sturgeon, 15-12 in spite of rallying from a seven run deficit.
Community R-VI was down 10-3 before scoring nine runs over the next three innings.
Clay Thebeau picked up the loss on the mound after allowing nine earned runs on seven hits.
Sturgeon took advantage of four errors as they scored four unearned runs.
“We hit the ball well and scored plenty of runs to win, we just didn’t have it on the mound tonight,” Talbot said. “…The boys fought back in every inning. Three times we had the go-ahead run at the plate in the late innings but could not capitalize.”
The Trojans JV baseball team beat Wright City last week 12-5.
Bobby Jett earned the win though he allowed five runs on two hits and walked eight.
Zane Meador had two hits and four RBIs while Talon Kobush, Matt Gastler, and Avery Carline each had one RBI. Jett scored three times.
The Trojans lost to Sturgeon 7-6 after giving up two runs in the final inning.
Gaslter took the loss after allowing five earned runs and allowing five walks. Kobush, Meador, Carline, and Jett each had one RBI.