COLUMBIA — The North Callaway Thunderbirds came up on the losing end of a high-scoring affair Monday, falling to the Father Tolton Trailblazers 20-10 in five innings at Atkins Park.
Tolton batted around the order in three innings, scoring five runs in the first, eight in the second and six in the fifth to win by run-rule.
North Callaway scored all of its runs in the first three innings.
Kyle Pennell opened the scoring with a three-run home run to left field, putting the Thunderbirds ahead 3-0 in the first inning.
In the second, North Callaway had three consecutive RBI hits. Austin Taylor drove in two runs on a single, followed by an RBI double by Christian Griffith and an RBI single from Pennell to give the Thunderbirds a 7-5 advantage.
Jackson Althiser added a two-run single and Taylor followed with an RBI single in the third for North Callaway, which finished the game with 12 hits.
Pennell led the hitting attack, going 3-for-3 with four RBI. Taylor also had three hits and three RBI, while Althiser tallied two RBI.
Sam Pezold, Jacob Morris and Braydn O'Neal took the mound for the Thunderbirds. Morris had three strikeouts in 2 innings of relief.
Logan Thompson hit a three-run home run for Father Tolton (8-1), which also won the JV game 14-4.
North Callaway (6-10) returns to action today in an Eastern Missouri Conference matchup at Louisiana.