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Thomason leads Chaffee to win

Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Chaffee's Brent Thomason fires a pitch in Tuesday's game against Charleston
(Photo by Lance Hanlin, Staff)
CHAFFEE - The Chaffee Red Devils baseball team improved to 2-1 on the season with an 11-1 victory against Charleston on Tuesday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston.

The Red Devils led 4-0 after one inning and 7-0 after two to open things up.

"That helped set the tone with it being windy," said Chaffee head coach Brian Horrell. "It gave us a little cushion to work with."

The Red Devils got a strong pitching performance from Brent Thomason, who struck out five in five innings. He allowed one run off two hits with one walk and five hit batters.

Jerome Kluesner pitched two scoreless innings of relief.

Chaffee's 11 runs is a season high.

"It's a nice win for us," said Horrell. "We were finally able to score some runs. We usually build around pitching and defense. It's nice to score some runs. We're going to need to swing the bats better than what we've been doing. We played solid defense, we only had one error, so I was pretty pleased with that."

Chaffee was led by James Reischman's 4-for-5 day at the plate, including two triples, a double and an RBI.

"It was a nice day for him," said Horrell. It's good to see him get going. We're going to need good things out of the top of our lineup."

Sam Burnett collected two hits while Robert Coomer went 3-4 with two RBIs.

Freshman Korey Chapman had a triple for the Red Devils.

Charleston's Marcus Dixon pitched all seven innings in taking the loss. He struck out 10, but he allowed 12 hits and two walks. Five of his 11 runs were earned.

Chaffee will host Notre Dame today at 4 p.m.

LEOPOLD - The Oran Eagles improved to 2-0 on the season with a five-inning shutout of the Wildcats.

Oran scored seven of its 10 runs in the first three innings.

Oran's Trey Graviett got the win in four innings of work. He allowed one hit while striking out 10.

Tyler Nelson struck out the side in one inning of relief.

Leopold's Josh Vandeven took the loss. He threw four innings and allowed seven runs (one earned) off eight hits. He struck out four and walked one.

The Wildcats committed five errors in crucial situations.

The Eagles were led by Nathan Seyer's two doubles and two RBIs. Ryne Wood had two hits and two RBIs while Tyler Cookson had two hits and one RBI.

Joey Bickings and Matt Seyer each had two hits. Garrett Roslen and Patrick Friga each had one hit.

Oran will host Scott County Central on Thursday at 4 p.m.

EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie baseball team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 10-0 shutout of Meadow Heights in six innings.

The Eagles' Kaleb Thurman got the win in five innings of work. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Ben Walters retired the side in order in relief.

"We started off slow and kind of ended with a bang," said East Prairie head coach Jason Aycock. "I thought Kaleb Thurman came out and threw the ball really well. I told him at the beginning to keep the walks at two or less and we'd win the game. I thought he gave a tremendous effort on the mound. We played good defense behind Kaleb. I'm proud of the boys' effort."

Lamar Holdiness led the Eagles with three hits and three RBIs. Hunter Jones had two hits and two RBIs while Joseph Thurmond had two hits and one RBI.

"We've got a couple guys that haven't been given many chances, but they stepped up today and did a good job," said Aycock.

East Prairie will play at Charleston on Thursday at 4 p.m.