The Lions of St. Joseph Christian High School scored 2 first-inning runs, then added to the lead with five tallies in the 3rd inning, part of a 10-3 road win on Thursday afternoon at Burleigh Grimes Field against the Trenton Bulldogs.
Down 7-0 headed to the home 3rd, Trenton scored twice, only to allow Christian to score three more runs in the 4th. A single tally for THS in the 5th completed the scoring.
Drew Rorebeck, hitting out of the 2 spot in the lineup, had a good day for Trenton, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a base on balls. Colton Colston was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI’s, while Mason Owen added an RBI for Trenton.
Spencer Harris went the first 2 1/3 innings for the Bulldogs, giving up four hits and six runs (four earned), with three walks and four strikeouts. Sam Schilling pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up four runs, walking four batters. Drew Rorebeck was effective for the Bulldogs in the late stages of the game, firing four shutout innings at the Lions, giving up two hits, while striking out an eye-popping total of eight.
Jonathan Wing earned the win for St. Joseph Christian, pitching five innings for the Lions, allowing four hits and three runs (two earned). He struck out eight Bulldogs. Levi Glidwell pitched shutout baseball in the 6th and 7th innings, striking out four batters. Elias Manners was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s for SJCS. The setback for Trenton drops the Bulldogs season record to 5-6.
Other baseball finals from Thursday included Smithville defeating Lafayette 2-0, West Platte over East Buchanan 6-5, and in a KCI battle of unbeatens, Mid-Buchanan winning at Lawson 11-6.