Vandals at 15-6 after win over Litchfield, DH split

Vandalia improved to 15-6 on the season with an 8-4 win over Litchfield on Monday.

The Vandals scored one run in the first inning and three more in the second to build up a 4-0 lead, and added runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, then held off a late run by Litchfield, which scored four runs in the seventh.
Matthew Wells improved to 6-1 in the season in picking up his first conference win.
Wells gave up three hits and four runs while striking out eight and walking two in 5 1/3 innings. Richie Well got a save, striking out four and allowing just one hit in 1 2/3 innings.
Vandalia – Zimmerman 3/5, 1 run, 2 RBI, 2 stolen bases; Well 1/4, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases; Casey 1/3, 1 RBI, 1 walk; Jones 1/4, 1 RBI, 1 run, triple; Schroeder 2/4, 1 RBI; Morrison 0/4; McNary 1/3, 2 runs, double; Ruckman 1/3, 1 run, 1 RBI, stolen base; Ritchey 0/2, 1 run, 2 walks, stolen base; Lotz 0/0, 2 stolen bases.
The Vandals split a doubleheader with Harrisburg, winning in eight innings, 6-5, after a 14-10 first game loss.
In the first game, scored three runs in the second and third innings, and four more in the fifth. The Vandals tallied five runs in the third and five more in the fifth.
Garett McNary took the loss in the opener, giving up 10 hits and eight earned runs while striking out four and walking give in 4 2/3 innings of work. Thomas Ritchey gave up three earned runs and three hits, striking out two and walking two in 2 1/3 innings.
Vandalia – Zimmerman 2/3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 2 walks, double, stolen base; Well 2/5, 2 runs, 3 RBI, home run; Casey 0/4, 1 run, 1 walk; Jones 2/4, 2 RBI, 2 walks, stolen base; Schroeder 1/3, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 2 stolen bases; McNary 1/4, 1 run, double; Morrison 2/4, 1 run, 1 RBI; Ritchey 0/2, 1 run, 2 walks, stolen base.
In the nitecap, Zimmerman and Well drove in runs in the home half of the seventh inning to give the Vandals a one-run win.
With the score tied 2-2 after two innings, Kelly Jones gave the Vandals a two-run advantage with a two-run homer.
Harrisburg scored once in the fourth inning, then added two in the top of the seventh to take a one-run lead before Zimmerman and Well drove home the two runs that gave Vandalia the win.
Alec Schroeder struck out seven, walked one and allowed seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, and Matthew Wells got the win, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out one in two-thirds of an inning in the seventh.
Vandalia – Zimmerman 3/4, 1 run, 1 RBI, two doubles, stolen base; Well 2/3, 1 run, 2 RBI, 1 walk, stolen base; Casey 1/3, 1 RBI, 1 run; Jones 1/3, 1 run, 2 RBI, home run; Schroeder 0/3; McNary 0/3; Morrison 0/3; Austin 0/2; Wells 0/0, 1 run; Ruckman 1/3, 1 run.
Nathan Casey clubbed two homers to lead the Vandals to an 11-1 win over Hillsboro in a seven-inning home contest last Friday.
Casey was 2-for-2 with three runs batted in and three runs scored to lead the Vandals’ offensive attack.
Kelly Jones gave up five hits while striking out four in picking up the win to improve to 5-1 on the season.
Vandalia – Zimmerman 0/3, 2 runs, 1 walk, stolen base; Well 2/4, 4 RBI, 2 runs, double, triple; Casey 2/2, 3 runs, 3 RBI, 2 home runs; Jones 2/4, 2 RBI, stolen base; Schroeder 0/1, 2 walks, stolen base; Morrison 0/2, 1 RBI; McNary 0/2; Ritchey 0/0, 1 run; Austin 0/1, 1 run, 1 walk; Slater 1/1, 1 run; Ruckman 1/1, 1 run, stolen base; Wells 0/1.
The Vandals scored three runs in each of the first two innings and four in the third and fourth innings on their way to a 14-2, five-inning win over Father McGivney last Thursday.
Preston Ruckman got the win for the Vandals, allowing just two hits and striking out six in two innings. Thomas Ritchey and Garrett Austin both held Father McGivney hitless in one inning of work, and Blake Morrison allowed four hits while striking out one in one inning.
Vandalia – Jones 1/2, 2 runs, double, stolen base; Largent 1/1, 1 RBI, 1 run; Schroeder 1/2, 1 run, 2 RBI, stolen base; Casey 0/0, 1 RBI, 1 walk; Well 2/2, 1 RBI, 1 run, double, two stolen bases; Morrison 2/2, 3 RBI, 1 run, double; Zimmerman 0/0, 1 run, 2 walks, stolen base; Lotz 1/2, 2 RBI; McNary 1/2, 1 RBI, Wells 0/2, Slater 0/2; K. Phillips 0/1, 1 run, 1 walk; Guffey 1/2, 1 run; Isringhausen 0/0, 1 run, 1 walk; C. Phillips 0/2; Austin 0/0, 1 run, 1 walk; Ruckman 1/1, 1 run, stolen base; Ritchey 0/0, 2 runs, 2 walks.

Brownstown/St. Elmo scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to record a 13-9 win over Cumberland on Tuesday at Bob Page Field in Brownstown.
Isaac Maxey got the win in relief for BSE, giving up 1 run and five hits while striking out five and walking five.
BSE – Philpot 3/3, two doubles; Brown, 3/3, double, 4 RBI; Denton 1/4, double, RBI; Atwood 1/4, RBI; Ireland 1 RBI; Kelly 1/2, double; Pruett 2/3.
On Monday, a nine-run third inning lifted the Bombers over Mulberry Grove, 15-3, in a road contest.
Nate Philpot got the win with 3 2/3 innings of work, striking out 10 and walking four while allowing just three hits.
BSE – Philpot 1/3, double, RBI; Maxey 2/3, double, 3 RBI; Brown, 2/3, double, 2 RBI; Atwood 1/4, 1 RBI; Ireland 2/2, 1 RBI; Strauch 1/1, 2 RBI; Kelly 1 RBI; Pruett 1/3, 1 RBI.
Mulberry Grove – Belcher 1/3, Linnabary 1/2, Tompkins 1/3.
Odin/Patoka scored 12 runs in the final three innings to beat the Bombers, 15-6, last Wednesday at Bob Page Field.
Lewis Brown took the loss for BSE, giving up six hits and seven runs while striking out one and walking seven.
BSE – Maxey 1/3, triple, 3 RBI; Brown, 1/4, double; Denton 3/4, home run, 2 RBI; Ireland 1/2; Strauch 1/3; Pruett 1/3, 1 RBI.

South Central fell to Teutopolis, 15-8, in a home contest on Monday.
Ryan Matheny took the loss for South Central, giving up nine earned runs and 13 hits in five innings while striking out one and giving up three walks.
Landon Lotz gave up two his and three runs while walking one in one inning of work.
South Central – Markley 2/4, 2 runs; Brandt 1/4, 1 run; Geiler 4/4, 2 runs, 1 RBI; Matheny 2/4, 1 run, 3 RBI; McCown 1/4, 1 run, 1 RBI; Davis 1/4, 1 run, 1 RBI; Lybarger 0/0; Harpster 2/2, 1 run, 2 RBI; Blomberg 0/3; Lotz 1/3.
A run in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Cougars a 4-3 win over Flora at home last Friday.
Landon Lotz got the win in relief, striking out two and walking three while holding Flora hitless over 2 1/3 innings. Trent Geiler got the start, giving up seven hits while striking out nine and walking one.
South Central – Markley 0/5; Brandt 2/5, 1 run; Geiler 3/4, 1 run, 2 RBI; Matheny 3/5, 1 run; McCown 0/3, 2 walks; Davis 2/5; Roberts 0/0; Blomberg 1/4; Lotz 0/4; Harpster 1/3, 1 run, 1 RBI.
 

Vandalia’s Kelly Jones rounds second base after hitting a two-run homer in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader with Harrisburg. Teammate Nathan Casey (foreground) heads home in front of Jones.

Alec Schroeder pitches in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader with Harrisburg.

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