Camdenton rallies past St Francis Borgia, Climax Springs falls at Calvary Lutheran
Late rally sends Camdenton to district semifinals
If there is a will, there is a way and in the game of baseball nothing is decided until the final takedown is recorded.
Camdenton, seventh seed in the District 5 Class 5 tournament, started the playoffs on Tuesday night against No.2 St. Francis Borgia and trailing 4-2 going into the final inning, the Lakers showed their will by rallying with four points in the seventh. to earn a 6-5 victory and advance to the district semifinals.
Originally scheduled to be played at Rolla, the match was played at Union due to the weather. Camdenton hit first with a pair of runs in the third inning on a Kam Durnin single, only to see the Knights regain the lead with a trio of runs in the bottom half. Another count for St. Francis Borgia in the fifth gave the Knights a cushion until the Lakers got their run.
Until the last two strikeouts of the season, Cody Hendrix hit an RBI single, Brady Ford offered a sacrifice to tie the game at 4, Durnin put the Lakers in the lead with an RBI double and Conner Miller ended the rally with a simple RBI. .
Saint Francis Borgia did not go quietly.
The Knights added a run in the seventh and with the tie in the third the game ended on a double play with a strikeout followed by a play at home plate with the runner caught stealing home.
Camdenton finished with nine hits as Durnin, Mitch Orozco and Hendrix led the way with two hits each. Miller made five innings on the mound, allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits while striking out five and walking three. Orozco took the win in two innings of relief, allowing a earned run on two hits with a pair of strikeouts and a walk.
Camdenton (15-10) was scheduled to face No.3 Marshfield (15-8) in the semifinal Wednesday night at Hillcrest with a championship on the line, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Climax Springs ends season with loss to Calvary Lutheran
Climax Springs entered the District 8 Class 1 game in St. Elizabeth on Tuesday night against Calvary Lutheran where the sixth-seeded Cougars faced the No.3 Lions and lost 17-2 in four innings to end the game. the season.
Climax Springs started the night well with a pair of runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead early on, but Calvary Lutheran had seven runs in the third and another 10 runs in the fourth sealed it.
Elias Duncan provided the only shot for Climax Springs and Justus Duncan had an RBI. Owen Plott pitched three innings and allowed seven runs, earned four, on seven hits with one strikeout and three goals. Cole Smith and Gesse Smith each threw 1/3 of a raised inning.
Climax Springs ends its season at 1-18.
Michael Losch is the sports editor of The Lake Sun. He can be contacted at [email protected] or 573-346-2132