Capahas strike early in 12-7 win

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Plaza Tire Capahas scored multiple runs in each of the first four innings Friday as they defeated visiting Fairview Heights 12-7 at Capaha Field.

Plaza Tire used two-run home runs from Josh Eftink in the first and third innings, scored six runs in the second and two runs in the fourth as it improved to 17-10 on the season.

Eftink finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs. Matt Wagner went 4-for-4 with a solo home run, and Denver Stuckey and Kendall Deason each went 2-for-4. Sean Bard added a two-run triple as the Capahas ended with 16 hits overall.

Fairview Heights scored four of its runs in the second inning to take a 4-2 lead, but the Capahas retaliated with six runs in the bottom of the frame for an 8-4 lead. The Capahas led 12-4 after four innings, before Fairview Heights closed the scoring with three runs in the fifth.

Matt Carter pitched five innings to record the win. He struck out six, walked four, allowed nine hits and six earned runs.

Kirk Boeller followed with three scoreless innings, and Josh Parham threw a scoreless ninth.

The Capahas return to action today when they host the St. Louis Golden Spikes in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Capaha Field.

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