The Vandalia Vandals 15U team hosted two larger teams from the Metro East over the weekend, losing four contests.
On Saturday, the Vandals lost to the Gateway Bruins, 11-3, and to the Gators Baseball Academy, overseen by VCHS grad Seth VonBehren, 12-3.
On Sunday, Vandalia lost to GBA, which scored a walk-off win on a sacrifice fly, 7-6, and to the Gateway Bruins, 7-5.
In the 11-3 loss, the Vandals scored a run in the first inning when Reid Well singled, advanced on a sacrifice by Matthew Hagy and scored on a single by Jaydon Lotz.
In the second inning, Conner Ray singles, Aiden Politte walked, Cayden Hipsher singled to drive in Ray and Politte scored on a fielder’s choice by Owen Miller.
Hitting – Well 1-2, run; J. Lotz 1-2, RBI; Ray 1-2, run; Politte run, walk; Hipsher 1-2, RBI; Miller RBI; Kelly walk; Willms walk.
Pitching – Well-4 innings, 8 runs, 4 earned runs, 7 strikeouts, 5 walks; Hagy-1/3 of an inning, 1 hit, 2 walks; White-2 2/3 innings, 2 hits, 3 earned runs, 6 walks.
In the 12-3 loss, the Vandals scored all of their runs in the fourth inning.
Ray singled, and Politte and Hipsher walked, with Ray scoring on a wild pitch. Miller singled to drive in Politte, and Hipsher scored on Andrew Kelly’s sacrifice fly.
Hitting – Hagy 1-3; Ray 1-2, run, walk; Politte run, walk; Hipsher walk, run; Miller 1-2, RBI; Willms 2 walks; Kelly RBI; Christian 1-3; Lotz 1-3.
Pitching – J. Lotz-2 innings, 3 runs, 0 earned runs, 2 strikeouts, 4 walks, 0 hits; Politte-2 innings, 4 earned runs, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks, 4 hits; Christian-1 inning, 5 earned runs, 1 strikeout, 5 walks, 1 hit; Kelly-1 inning, 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 strikeout.
In the 7-6 loss, the Vandals scored in the fourth inning when Ray singled and scored on a single by Well. Well then scored on a single by Carson Ruot.
In the fifth inning, Miller, Kelly and Christian walked, Carson Lotz singled to drive in a run and Hagy drove in a run with a double.
Hitting – Ray 1-2, run; Hagy 1-2, double, RBI; Well 1-2, RBI; Ruot 1-2, run, RBIG; Politte 1-2; Miller run, walk; Kelly run, walk; Christian run, walk; C. Lotz 1-2, RBI.
Pitching – Ray-1/3 of an inning, 4 earned runs, 1 strikeout, 5 walks, 0 hits; Hagy 2 2/3 of an inning, 1 run, 0 earned runs, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks, 2 hit; White-2 innings, 0 run, 0 hits, 1 walk; Politte-1 inning, 1 earned run, 1 strikeout, 1 walk, 3 hits; Hipsher-1/3 of an inning, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 1 hit.
In the final game of the weekend, the Vandals socred in the first when Ray walked, stole second, advanced to third and scored on a fielder’s choice by Well.
In the second inning, Hipsher singled, Willms walked and Dalton White reached on an error, with a single by Chase McNary driving in Hipher.
In the fourth inning, Ruot and Politte walked, and Ruot scored on a double play.
In the sixth inning, Ruot and Politte walked, and Hipsher singled to drive in Ruot.
Hitting – Ray run, 2 walks; Well RBI; Ruot 2 walks, 2 runs; Politte 2 walks; Hipsher 2-3, run, RBI; Miller 1-2l Willms 1-1, run, walk; McNary 1-2, RBI.
Pitching – Hipsher-4 innings, 5 runs, 5 earned runs, 2 strikeouts, 6 walks, 5 hits; Ray-1 run, 1 earned run, 3 walks; Kelly-2 innings-1 run, 1 earned run, 1 strikeout, 2 walks, 2 hits.