15U Baseball

The Vandalia Vandals 15U team hosted another weekend of baseball at Vandalia Mutual Field.
On Saturday, Vandalia was edged by the Gateway Bruins, 4-3, and lost to Mattoon, 7-3.
On Sunday, the Bruins beat the Vandals, 4-1, and Vandalia lost to the Central States Spikes, 7-2.
Gateway Bruins 4, Vandalia 3
The Bruins scored in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie.
In the first inning, Conner Ray walked and Matthew Hagy then reached on a fielder’s choice. Hagy stole second, reached third on a wild pitch and scored on a fielder’s choice, with Reid Well getting an RBI.
In the fifth, Cayden Hipsher doubled and scored on a single by Bryant Willms.
In the sixth, Ray singled, stole second, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a sacrifice fly by Reid Well.
Hitting – Ray 1-2, run, walk; Hagy run; Well 2 RBI; J. Lotz 1-3; Hipsher 1-3, double, run; Willms 1-2, walk, RBI.
Pitching – Well-7 innings, 82 pitches 7 hits, 1 strikeout, 3 walks, 4 earned runs.
Mattoon 7, Vandalia 3
In the first inning, Hagy singled, stole second, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a wild pitch.
In the second, Dalton White singled and Carson Lotz walked. After they advanced to second and third, White scored on an error, and Lotz scored on a double by Hagy.
Hitting – Hagy 2-2, double, run; Well walk; White, 1-3, run; C. Lotz walk, run.
Pitching – J. Lotz-3 innings, 6 hits, 3 strikeouts, 5 walks; 7 earned runs; and White-3 innings, 0 hits, 0 strikeouts, 0 walks, 0 runs.
Bruins 4, Vandalia 1
Vandalia scored its lone run in the first inning, when Hagy doubled, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a Well RBI.
Hitting – Hagy 1-2, double, walk, run; Well RBI; Ruot1-3; Miller 1-2, triple.
Pitching – Hipsher-7 innings, 77 pitches, 7 hits, 3 strikeouts, 0 walks, 4 earned runs.
Central States Spikes 7, Vandalia 2
The game was tied 2-2 in the top of the seventh when the Spikes scored five times for the win.
The Vandals scored in the second inning when Aiden Politte singled, moved around to third on two wild pitches and scored on a suicide squeeze by Landon Christian.
In the fifth, Owen Miller reached on an error, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dalton White and scored on a Carson Lotz single.
Hitting – Ruot 1-2, single; Politte 1-2, single, run; Christian RBI; C. Lotz 1-2, single, RBI; Konrad walk.
Pitching – Hagy-4 innings, 3 hits, 4 strikeouts, 5 walks, 2 earned runs; Ray-2 innings, 2 hits, 1 strikeout, 1 walk; 5 earned runs.

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