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Vandalia 15U opens season at 0-3-1

The Vandalia 15U recorded a split on Sunday at GCS Stadium in Sauget.
Vandalia lost to GBS Sabatino, 7-4, in the opener, then recorded a 2-2 tie in the nitecap.
In the first inning of the opener, Jayden Lotz walked, stole second and third base, and scored on a wild pitch.
In the fourth, Lotz singled and stole second base. Reid Well followed with a single, and Matthew Hagy earned an RBI on a fielder’s choice. Hagy stole second, then scored on wild pitch.
Carson Ruot singled in the fifth inning, advanced on a sacrifice by Owen Miller and scored on a single by Hipsher.
Offensive stats: Jaydon Lotz 2-2, BB, 2 runs; Reid Well 1-2; Matthew Hagy RBI; Aiden Politte 2 BB; Bryant Willms 1-1, walk; Cayden Hipsher 1-2, RBI; Carson Ruot BB; Derek Warren 1-2.
Sharing pitching duties for Vandalia were: Lotz-5 earned runs, 5 walks; Miller-2 innings, one hit, one run (earned), 5 walks; Hagy-2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, strikeout, walk; Hipsher-1 inning, 2 hits, 1 run (earned), strikeout.
In the nitecap, Miller walked, Warren singled and Dalton White walked, with Vandalia scoring on a wild pitch.
Ruot walked in the fifth, stole second base and scored on a single by Warren.
Offensive stats: Lotz 2-2; Politte 1-2, double; Ruot 1-2, run; Miller walk, run; Warren 2-2, RBI; White single, RBI.
Pitching: Willms-2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks; Well-2 innings, 1 hit, 2 earned runs, strikeout, 7 walks; Conner Ray-1 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, walk.
The 15U squad opened the season last Tuesday going 0-2 in a doubleheader at Car Shield Park in O’Fallon, Mo.
Vandalia lost to Missouri Gators 6-4 in the opener and 7-1 in the second game.
In the opener, Lotz walked in the first inning and moved up on a walk to Ray, Well drove in both with a double. Hagy singled and Politte singled to drive in Well.
Vandalia added a run in the second inning when Hipsher walked, White and Chase McNary walked, and Lotz drive in Hipsher with a single.
Offense: Lotz 1-1, 2 walks, run, RBI; Ray walk, run; Well 1-1, double, 2 RBIs; Hagy 1-2, run; Politte 1-2, RBI; Willms walk; Hiphser 1-2, run; White single, walk; McNary 2 walks.
Pitching: Lotz-1 inning, 0 hits, 4 earned runs, 6 walks; Hagy-1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks; Hipsher-2 innings, 2 runs (O earned), strikeout, 3 walks.
In the nitecap, Vandalia scored its lone run in the second inning when Well singled and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Hagy.
Offense: Lotz 1-2; Ruot walk; Well 2-3, run; Hagy 1-3; Politte walk; Miller 2 walks; White 1-2.
Pitching: Willms-2 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), strikeout, walk; Well-2 innings, 0 hits, 2 runs (0 earned); Ray-1 inning, hit, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, strikeout, walk; White-1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, walk; Politte-1 inning, 1 hit, 1 run (0 earned), 2 walks.

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