The Hannibal Legion Post 55 A baseball team dropped the first game of a doubleheader against Kirksville before the foes tied in the nightcap.
The Hannibal Legion Post 55 A baseball team played significantly better in the second game of a doubleheader at Kirksville on Tuesday night.
Well enough not to lose.
But not quite well enough to win.
After Hannibal fell 13-1 in the first game, the opponents ended in a 3-all tie after five innings in the nightcap.
“It was late and we had agreed on five innings before the game,” Hannibal coach Charlie Culp III said.
Hannibal (10-6-1) scored all its runs over the first two innings in the second game.
Charlie Culp IV drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning.
Hunter Scrogin scored on a dropped third strike in the second, and Drake Dudley came home on a passed ball to make it 3-0.
Kirksville scored three unanswered runs — two in the second and one in the fourth — to knot the score.
Gary Culp pitched a complete game for Hannibal while allowing three unearned runs and striking out six.
In the first game, Kirksville scored five runs in the second, two in the third and six in the fourth en route to the lopsided five-inning win.
Culp IV came home on a passed ball with two outs in the fifth for Hannibal's lone tally of the contest.
On Friday, Hannibal dropped a pair of games to Union by scores of 4-2 and 10-1, respectively.
After falling to Washington 12-9 on Saturday, Post 55 responded to earn a 5-4 win over the same team in the second game of a doubleheader.
Kegan Birck pitched a complete game while allowing four runs (zero earned) to claim the five-inning win for Hannibal.
Mason Tharp hit an RBI triple to tie the game in the fifth before Birck grounded into an RBI fielder's choice for the go-ahead run.
Dudley went 3-for-3 with three runs scored.