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Crisp, Thunderbirds cruise by Van-Far in EMO baseball action

Crisp, Thunderbirds cruise by Van-Far in EMO baseball action

May 6th, 2014 in News

Junior third baseman Trevor Crisp had three hits, knocked in three runs and scored three times in sparking the Thunderbirds' 14-4 EMO romp over the winless Indians on Tuesday night.

After Van-Far plated three runs in the top of the second inning, North Callaway erupted for 10 runs in its half of the inning to take command. The Indians (0-12, 0-7 Eastern Missouri Conference) added their other run in the third, but the Thunderbirds (13-7, 7-1) tacked on three runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to stop the game on the mercy rule.

Crisp went 3-for-3 with a double as North Callaway piled up 12 hits. Junior winning pitcher Brandon Hagedorn finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored, while junior center fielder Cole Branson was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and scored once.

Junior left fielder Zach McCowan also went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Hagedorn (2-0) gave up four runs - three earned - on six hits in going the distance for the victory. He logged six strikeouts and walked none.

"Brandon threw an excellent game; I liked the fact that he didn't walk a single batter," Thunderbirds head coach Kevin O'Neal said. "Trevor Crisp also had a great game at the plate."

North Callaway (6-9-1) played to a 5-5 tie in the junior varsity game.

The Thunderbirds square off against Hallsville for third place at the 20th-annual Fulton Tournament at 4 p.m. Friday.