MACKS CREEK - Macks Creek welcomed in the number two ranked team in Class 1 when Weaubleau came to town on Monday night. In the end, it was the Tigers that emerged with a 15-0 win in four innings over their hosts.
Each team went quietly in the first before the Tigers scored seven in the top of the second. Ethan Foster singled and stole second then moved to third on a wild pitch. After a strikeout Creek Tucker hit a ground ball off the pitcher's glove towards short, allowing Ethan to score. Wyatt Dennis drew a walk while Creek stole second, but runners moved up a base when Zack Brown's ground ball to short was misplayed. Gage Culbertson followed with a two-RBI-single to left to plate both Tucker and Dennis with Brown moving to third. Culbertson advanced to second on the throw home. Cooper Wilken collected an RBI on a sacrifice fly to right to push in Brown. After a walk to Dawson Stewart, Treyton Foster followed with a towering shot over the wall in right for a three-run homer, pushing the Weaubleau lead to 7-0. Ethan Foster and Blane Durnell both singled before the final out was recorded.
In the bottom of the second the Pirates looked to score some runs of their own. Tanner Smith singled to left and Hunter Harris reached on an error by the pitcher. Both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch, but were left stranded as the next three hitters went 1-2-3.
The Tigers plated three more runs in the third. Wyatt Dennis walked and moved to second on a wild pitch. Zack Brown walked and both runners moved up on a ball in front of the plate. A throwing error by the catcher scored Dennis and moved Brown to third. Cooper Wilken followed with an RBI-single to right, plating Brown. He moved to second on an error by the first baseman. A ground out to second moved him to third before he scored on Treyton Foster's RBI-single to right. Ethan Foster followed with a single before a fly out ended the inning.
Macks Creek again put runners on but were unable to score in the bottom of the third. Grant English singled to left with one out. After a strikeout Trever Smith singled to put runners at first and second. After courtesy runner Isaiah Schmidt entered both he and English moved up to second and third on a balk call, but a fly ball to center ended the inning. Weaubleau plated five more runs in the bottom of the fourth to create the final margin.
"We had a couple of innings where we could have pushed a couple of runs across but didn't get that needed hit," said Macks Creek Coach Jason Trusty.
"Overall we need to get going a little more offensively minded and just keep working."
Grant English (2-2) started and took the loss. He worked the first two innings, allowing seven runs, three earned, on five hits while striking out four and walking two. Olivier Sanchez worked an inning-and-a-third, allowing eight runs, five earned, on six hits while walking three and hitting one. Austin Brown worked two-thirds of an inning and allowed one hit and hit one batter.
Creek Tucker started and worked all four innings for Weaubleau. He allowed three hits and struck out nine.
Offensively for the Pirates, Grant English, Trever Smith, and Tanner Smith all singled. Hunter Harris also reached on an error.
Weaubleau was led by Treyton Foster's big day at the plate. He fell a double shy of a cycle with an RBI-single, RBI-triple, and a three-run home run. He also scored once. Ethan Foster collected three hits, scored once and was hit-by-a-pitch. Cooper Wilken and Gage Culbertson were each two-for-three, with Wilken collecting four RBI's, a single, triple, two runs scored, and a sacrifice fly while Culbertson singled twice, scored twice, and had three RBI's. Dawson Stewart singled once, walked, and scored two runs, Blane Durnell singled, Creek Tucker had an RBI on a fielder's choice and scored a run, and Wyatt Dennis walked three times and scored three runs. Zack Brown walked, was hit-by-a-pitch, reached on an error, and scored three runs.
Macks Creek falls to 2-5 (1-2 in PCL) while Weaubleau improves to 9-1 (3-0 in PCL). The Pirates are back in action on tomorrow (Tuesday) when they host Hermitage for a 5:30 tilt before traveling to Walnut Grove for another PCL game against the Tigers.
The Pirates JV fell in the nightcap by the score of 12-0.
Keith Edelman started and took the loss. He worked in the top of the first, allowing seven runs on two hits while walking five. Ethan English relieved and worked all three frames. He allowed five runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out two.
John Perez was the only player to reach base when he walked in the second.
The JV Pirates fall to 0-3 with the loss.
VARSITY BOX SCORE
1 2 3 4 R H E
WEAU. 0 7 3 5 15 12 0
MC 0 0 0 0 0 3 3