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Vandals drop final four games of regular season

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By Andrew Harner

All three seniors singled in the final game of their careers on Tuesday, an 11-0 loss at Roxana.

Matt Beck, Colin Ledbetter and Carson Smith had all of Vandalia’s hits in the South Central Conference game, which gave Roxana a share of the conference title.

The Vandals finish the season at 8-18 (1-8 SCC).

Tuesday, May 20
Roxana 11
Vandalia 0
V: 0-0-0-0-0—0-3-4
R: 7-0-0-4-X—11-11-0
WP: Wallace; 4 IP, 7 K
LP: Jake Stewart (1-6); 3 IP, 2 K
Vandals: Beck, 1-for-2; Ledbetter, 1-for-2; Smith, 1-for-2.
Record: 8-18 (1-8 SCC)

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Vandalia went 0-2 at last Saturday’s Ish Smith Classic in Greenville, with a 5-4 loss to Pinckneyville and a 7-6 loss to Red Bud.

Josh Ledbetter recorded the first two hits of his career in the Pinckneyville game, and Richie Well had three hits against Red Bud.

Saturday, May 17
Pinckneyville 5
Vandalia 4
V: 1-2-1-0-0-0-0—4-5-0
P: 3-0-0-0-2-0-X—5-9-2
WP: Reluvich; 7 IP, 5 K
LP: Matt Beck (0-3); 6 IP, 2 K
Vandals: J. Ledbetter, 2-for-3, run; Beck, 1-for-3, run; Jake Bowen, 1-for-3, run; Collin Nestleroad, 1-for-3, run.
Record: 8-15

Saturday, May 17
Red Bud 7
Vandalia 6
V: 1-2-1-0-0-2-0—6-12-7
R: 0-2-0-1-1-3-X—7-7-3
WP: Huggins; 7 IP, 5 K
LP: Schaal (5-3); 1/3 IP, 0 K
Vandals: Well, 3-for-4, RBI; Bowen, 2-for-4; Carson Smith, 2-for-4; Nestleroad, 1-for-4, 2 RBI, run; Zach Schaal, 1-for-3, RBI, run; Beck, 1-for-4, RBI; Colin Ledbetter, 1-for-3, run; Jake Stewart, 1-for-1; Preston Ruckman, 2 runs; J. Ledbetter, run.
Record: 8-16

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Last Friday, the Vandals fell 10-0 at Southwestern in South Central Conference action.

Freshman Richie Well and junior Jake Bowen each singled for the Vandals.

Friday, May 16
Southwestern 10
Vandalia 0
V: 0-0-0-0-0—0-2-6
S: 1-0-3-1-5—10-14-0
WP: Heieman; 5 IP, 5 K
LP: Stewart (1-5); 4 2/3 IP, 0 K
Vandals: Bowen, 1-for-2; Well, 1-for-2.
Record: 8-14 (1-7 SCC)