St. Joseph hands Mayflower first loss
St. Joseph defeated Mayflower, 4-2, Tuesday, to hand the Eagles their first baseball loss in nine games.
The teams were playing for the second time in five days.
Derek Vickers and Andrew Beck engaged in a pitchers’ duel.
The Eagles scored in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Vickers. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the bottom on the fourth on four doubles and an error. The Eagles scored in the sixth on an RBI single by Trey Bradley.
Beck (1-0) had four strikeouts, no walks and allowed six hits in five innings of work for St. Joseph. In relief, Jacob Lampe allowed one hit and issued one walk in two innings.
Vickers (2-1) struck out four and walked two in five innings. Tyler Herrin allowed one hit in two innings.
Nash Nichols went 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI to lead the Bulldogs. Sam Massey was 1 for 3 with an RBI, and Britt Smith was 1 for 2 with a double. Lampe was 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.
St. Joseph coach Luke Davis relished evening the season series with the Eagles and looked forward to future matchups.
“This was a quality win for us. We lost a close one to them last Friday and came back, hit the ball a little better, had less walks and pulled it out. Mayflower has a lot of tough outs. ... I look forward to our rubber match later in the year. Playing good teams makes us better, and Mayflower is definitely that,” Davis said.
The Eagles were led at the plate by Vickers, who went 2 for 3. Also providing offense for the Eagles were Michael Post, Bradley, Justin Sewell, Herrin and Ryan Koonce.
In JV action, the Eagles defeated the Bulldogs 6-4. The Eagles were led at the plate by Chris Reynolds three RBIs.
Ruth Doyle sixth in track meet
Ruth Doyle Middle School’s finished sixth among 11 schools Monday at the Conway Invitational.
Khalil Miles finished first in the long jump with 12-8 and was a member of the 4x100 relay that finished fourth. Abby Carter placed fifth in the triple jump. Toineka Webb placed fourth in the 100. It was the inaugural track meet for Ruth Doyle.