CHAFFEE -- Notre Dame handed Chaffee its first loss of the season Wednesday, hammering the defending 2A District 2 champions on their own field, 12-3, in a battle between two SEMO Conference heavyweights.
With the score tied 1-1 in the third inning, Timmy Wencewicz sparked the Bulldogs with a two-run homer. Notre Dame then opened the floodgates in the fourth frame with six more runs to pull away.
Four of the six runs in the inning were unearned.
"We gave them too many outs," said Chaffee coach Brian Horrell. "You can't do that against a good ballclub like Notre Dame. They've got a great tradition, and they really opened the floodgates there in the fourth inning. They put the ball in play, we had trouble catching, and we kind of let things get away from us there."
Zac Horman was charged with the loss, allowing five earned runs over 3 2/3 innings of work. He gave up seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Andrew Horrell came on in relief and finished the game for the Red Devils.
"We played excellent defense in our first game against Kelly and didn't make any errors," said Horrell. "Then we come back today and it seemed like we got all of our errors made there in the fourth inning. Hopefully we will get that out of our system and our kids will understand what we're trying to teach -- defense will keep you in ballgames. Things could've been a lot tighter than they were."
James Reischman was 2-for-4 and Robert Coomer was 2-for-3. Chaffee also saw hits from Horrell, Horman, Brent Thomason and Sam Burnett.
Notre Dame's Scott Wittenborn picked up the win, striking out five batters. Shane Kistner was 2-for-3 and Wencewicz finished 1-for-3.
Chaffee (1-1) will travel to Poplar Bluff today.
ORAN -- Oran got off to a good start, blasting Delta 23-0 in five innings. Trey Graviett pitched the first three innings for the Eagles, allowing one hit with no walks and six strikeouts. Matt Seyer threw the final two frames, giving up two hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
At the plate, Joey Bickings was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Tyler Cookson was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
Ryne Wood was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, Graviett was 2-for-5, and Nathan Seyer was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Sikeston transfer Tyler Nelson was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Matt Bucher was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
Delta's Tanner Baggett was charged with the loss.
Oran (1-0) will host Oak Ridge today at 1 p.m.