Callaway Roundup

Thunderbirds crush Community in EMO rout

— Senior shortstop Chance Kee and freshman third baseman J.T. Higgins both drove in two runs Thursday night as the North Callaway Thunderbirds handed Community R-6 its first loss of the season in an 11-0 Eastern Missouri Conference romp.

North Callaway (6-1, 3-0 EMO) plated two runs apiece in the first and second innings, then erupted for seven runs in the fourth as the game was stopped on the mercy rule after Community failed to score in the top of the fifth. The Trojans fell to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

The Thunderbirds were limited to only five hits but capitalized on 12 walks issued by Community pitchers. Kee finished 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk and three runs scored, while Higgins was 1-for-3. Senior winning pitcher Nathaniel VanBoening went 1-for-1 with an RBI, two walks and two runs scored. VanBoening was also hit by a pitch.

Macon 10

New Bloomfield 0

MACON — Playing for the first time in nine days, the Wildcats managed just two hits in Thursday night’s five-inning non-conference loss to the Tigers.

Senior first baseman Cam Edwards doubled in the top of the third inning and senior center fielder Ethan Massman singled in the fourth to account for New Bloomfield’s hits. Macon put up a run in the first, three more in the second, four in the third and two in the fifth to end the game on the mercy rule.

College

Baseball

Fontbonne 5 8

Westminster 3 0

The Blue Jays’ brief win streak was halted at two games after they were swept by the Griffins in Wednesday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Saucier Field.

Westminster College slipped to 11-8 on the season and is in fifth place in the SLIAC at 5-6. Fontbonne University raised its season record to 14-9 and is fourth in the conference with an 8-3 mark.

Softball

Fontbonne 12 11

Westminster 0 2

The host Lady Blue Jays’ losing streak extended to four games when they dropped a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader to the first-place Lady Griffins on Wednesday.

Sixth-place Westminster College tumbled to 9-13 overall and 6-6 in conference play. Fontbonne University is 22-4 on the season and remained undefeated in the SLIAC at 10-0.

Men’s tennis

Westminster 5

Webster 4

The host Blue Jays won two of the three doubles matches to edge the Gorloks in Thursday night’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory at the Elder Tennis Courts.

Westminster College — coming off a 6-3 SLIAC home win over Greenville (Ill.) College on Tuesday — improved to 2-8 on the season and 2-1 in conference play. Webster University is now 6-5 overall and 1-2 in the SLIAC.

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