The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Senior American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader at Calvert City, Ky., Sunday as its winning streak came to an end.
Cape rolled 11-1 in the opener that was stopped after five innings by the 10-run rule for its fourth consecutive victory, but Calvert City rebounded for a 4-2 triumph in the second game.
Cape is 7-8 heading into today's 6 p.m. doubleheader against Perryville at Capaha Field.
"We're still playing good ball, we just ran into a really good pitcher in the second game," Cape manager Tom Reinagel said.
John Thies pitched all five innings of the opener, allowing four hits. He struck out seven and walked three.
Cape had 13 hits, led by Dustin Tatum and Seth Hudson with three each. Tatum homered and doubled twice. He scored four runs and drove in two. Hudson tripled, as did Matt Wulfers, who added two hits.
In the second game, Calvert City's Josh Inglish struck out 13 and allowed just three hits, two coming from Hudson as he finished the day with five hits. Patrick Slattery tripled.
Losing hurler Jake Welch allowed just four hits but gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings. He walked four. Hudson hurled 1 2/3 scoreless frames, allowing one hit.
Jr. Legion wins tourney
Cape Girardeau's Cliff's Rent To Own Junior American Legion squad won its own eight-team tournament with a thrilling 7-5 victory over Sikeston Sunday.
Cape (20-6) beat Sikeston for the first time in five meetings this year.
Trailing 4-0, Cape tied the contest with a four-run fourth, then went ahead for good in the fifth on a three-run homer by Steve Miinch.
Miinch went 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Zac Hudson also had three of Cape's nine hits.
Tyler Bruce got the win in relief, allowing six hits and just two runs over the final 5 2/3 innings.
Imperial beat Jackson 4-3 in the third-place game and Dunklin County defeated Scott City 7-4 in the fifth-place contest.
Cape A's win, tie
The Cape Girardeau Senior Babe Ruth A's beat host Oran 10-0 in six innings in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday, then the squads played to a 2-2 tie in the second game that ended because of darkness after eight innings.
Cape (13-2-1) had 15 hits in the opener, led by Lucas McMahan and Alex Ramsey with three each. Andy Ralls and Arthur Pilsner added two apiece. Corey Huskey pitched a four-hit shutout.
In the second game, Jeff Brosey hurled all eight innings, allowing six hits. He struck out nine.
-- From staff reports