Summer baseball roundup: Capahas fall to host Golden Spikes

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Plaza Tire Capahas got off to a hot start Wednesday but couldn't maintain the momentum on the road.

The Capahas scored once in the first inning, but the St. Louis Golden Spikes rallied to post the 6-2 victory.

Brad LaBruyere, a Central graduate who now pitches for Southeast Missouri State, suffered the loss. He went five innings and allowed two runs, one earned, while striking out five.

Kirk Boeller replaced LaBruyere and allowed two runs over two innings with two strikeouts.

Stan Skakalski finished the game by allowing two runs in one inning of work.

Sean Bard provided the offense for the Capahas. He knocked in both runs with singles and finished 2 for 4. Daryl Graham also had two of the Capahas' eight hits.

The Capahas fell to 7-3 and will return to action Friday when they host the St. Louis Printers at 7:30 p.m.

Jackson Sr. Babe Ruth

The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team swept a pair of six-inning contests at Dexter.

B.I. Howard enjoyed a successful night by earning the win on the mound in relief in both contests.

Jackson posted a 4-2 victory in the opener before prevailing 13-9 in the second game.

Darren VanGennip, Heath Pobst and Spencer Sander all delivered a run-scoring double in the opener.

Howard provided the game-winning hit in the second game by blasting a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Austin Mickan added a two-run single in the inning.

Trent Steffens and Sander both collected two hits, and Andrew Minson hit a two-run single for Jackson (13-1) in the second game.

-- From staff reports

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