Salt River Journal

Mark Twain baseball can't keep pace in slugfest

Posted: Apr. 22, 2017 12:26 pm

The Mark Twain baseball team couldn’t put a stop to the Wellsville offense during a 23-13 loss in an Eastern Missouri Conference road game Thursday night.

After Mark Twain took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Wellsville countered to tie the score in the bottom of the frame before exploding for eight runs in the second inning.

Each team scored four times in the third before Mark Twain plated six in the top of the fourth to cut its deficit to 13-11.

But Wellsville responded with 10 runs in the final two innings to close out the victory, shortened to six innings by the mercy rule.

Corey Kunkel started on the mound and pitched two innings for the Tigers in the loss.

Mark Twain senior Brady Hooley had a day to remember at the plate. He went 3-for-3 with a home run, four runs and three RBIs. His eight total bases were the most of any player in the slugfest.

Preston Eckler and Bailey McMillen each collected two hits a piece.

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