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Big start lifts Scott City past NMCC 15-0

Sunday, March 28, 2010

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Scott City's Chris Limbaugh makes a diving catch for the second out in the first inning Friday afternoon in Scott City. The Rams won the game 15-0 over New Madrid County Central. Brent Shipman, staff
SCOTT CITY - You can't have a much better start to the season than going yard in your first swing of the bat.

Skylar Cobb did just that when, batting leadoff for the Scott City Rams, he sent the ball out past center field Friday afternoon in the Ram's 15-0 shutout of visiting New Madrid County Central in the two teams' first game of the season.

"That was crazy," Cobb said. "I just thought I put a good swing on the ball and it happened to go over the fence."

Cobb's homer turned out to be just the start of a five-run first for the Rams, capped off by a three-run bomb by Alex Eichhorn.

Scott City would score in all four innings it batted, scoring three in the second, six in the third and one in the fourth.

Jamie Scholz was dominate on the mound for the Rams, going four innings while earning five strikeouts and only allowing two hits.

"Jamie is going to be a key for our team this year," Scott City coach Lance Amick said. "He's been on the varsity dressing out for a couple of years, but he's never had that much experience.

"This is his time to shine and he definitely stepped up today and threw the baseball well."

Offensively eight of the Ram's starters had at least one hit on the afternoon.

Cobb led the team with three hits while Landon Robert, Chris Limbaugh, Scholz and Ryan Fortner contributed two.

NMCC's two hits in the game came consecutively in the fourth off the bats of Mike Darter and Gabe Smith.

Eagle's coach John Jones said that while he would have loved a win, he was happy with his kids' effort.

"They came out and had a good time and their attitude was just terrific," he said. "I can take a loss with guys like this that are going to come back and give you everything they got and never complain."

With the previous day's unrelenting rain leaving Scott City's high school field drenched and unable to use, Friday's game almost didn't happen.

Amick credits the communities tireless effort to getting the local park's field in playing shape.

"We had a lot of people out here helping," he said. "It took a lot of people and a lot of work, but they were happy to do it.

"They just wanted to see the kids play ball."

Scott City gets back in action this Monday hosting the Valle Catholic Warriors at 4 p.m. while NMCC takes on the visiting Jackson Indians on Thursday also at 4 p.m.

NMCC 000 00 -- 0

Scott City 536 1x -- 15

WP -- Jamie Scholz. LP -- Jimmy Ash. Multiple hits -- (NMCC) none; (Scott City) Skylar Cobb 3-for-3, Landon Robert 2-for-3, Chris Limbaugh 2-for-3, Scholz 2-for-3, Ryan Fortner 2-for-3. Extra-base hits -- 2B: (NMCC) none; (Scott City) Cobb, Limbaugh. HR: (NMCC) none; (Scott City) Cobb, Alex Eichhorn.