ORAN - The Oran Eagles baseball team lost their first game of the year with a 12-11 setback to Scott City on Wednesday at Oran High School.
Scott City zipped out to a 9-2 lead before the Eagles made things interesting in the latter stages.
Oran (5-1) cut the lead to 9-7 before allowing three runs to the Rams in the top of the seventh to fall further behind at 12-7.
Oran rallied in the bottom of the seventh and had the winning run on second base, but a strikeout ended the threat and the game.
Scott City's Mark Johnston picked up the win, throwing 5 2/3 innings. He allowed 10 hits, struck out seven and walked six.
Andy Stephens got the save, throwing 1 1/3 innings and allowing four runs (three earned) off three hits. He struck out four and walked one.
Oran's Trevor Irwin suffered the loss, throwing three innings and allowing nine runs (five earned) off eight hits. He struck out one and walked one.
Austin Dumey threw two innings of scoreless relief, allowing just one hit.
Chase Seyer threw two innings and allowed three runs (one earned) off four hits. He struck out one and walked one.
The Eagles didn't help their pitchers much in the field, committing seven errors.
Oran was led by Paul Bucher's four hits and two RBIs. Irwin collected three hits with two doubles and an RBI. Garrett Roslen and Joey Williams each had two hits. Roslen added two RBIs while Williams led the Eagles with four RBIs.
Jason Schenimann led Scott City with four hits and one RBI. Johnston helped his own cause with three hits and four RBIs. Matt Schaefer had two hits.
Oran will play at Poplar Bluff next Wednesday at 4 p.m.
The Oran softball team defeated Scott City by the mercy rule, ending the game in the sixth innings.
Oran's Jamie Pobst picked up the win, throwing all six innings and allowing five hits and one walk with seven strikeouts. She also had a hit and an RBI.
Carmen Duncan led Oran with two hits, three runs and an RBI.
Others were Hannah Seyer (1-1, 3 runs), Tori St. Cin (1-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B), Mandi Wood (1-1) and Wendy Eftink (2 RBIs).
"I thought our pitching was outstanding," said Oran head coach Travis Spane. "Our defense played well today too. We played a solid team game."
Oran (3-1) will play Oak Ridge in the Oak Ridge tournament next Thursday at 5:30.