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Hallsville baseball on a roll

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6:22 am

The Hallsville Indians varsity baseball team has won again, April 9 at home.

This time a 12-0, five inning shutout blistering of the Warsaw Wildcats.

The Wildcats, said Hallsville Head Baseball Coach Barry Koeneke made the long trek to Hallsville for a Tri-County Conference game and “were rudely treated by the home Indians suffering a 12-0 defeat ended by the mercy rule in five innings.”

He said only three of the Hallsville runs were earned because of six Wildcat errors, the Indians did pound out 10 hits including three doubles and a triple for the most team hits on the season.  “All of this offense backed up the shut-down pitching of junior, Zane Parnell, who blanked Warsaw for the five frames, allowing only two hits,” Koeneke said.

Parnell raised his record to 3-0 while striking out one, walking three, and hitting two batters.  Parnell was pretty good with the bat, too, knocking out two singles in three trips to the plate and driving in two runs.  He was joined by three other Indians with two RBI each, Tanner Beatty, Cooper Crane, and Zane Burkett.  Burkett doubled twice and scored three times.  The Hallsville record goes to six wins against one loss and a conference record of 2-0.

The JV team notched a very cold, 3-inning victory in the nightcap, 5-2.

April 10, both teams rolled to Versailles for another Tri-County Conference matchup.  The varsity team won 24-1 in five innings and JV won 9-0 in three. For more see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.