After opening loss, Indians win consolation plaque
Courtesy, Head Coach Barry Koeneke
5/6 Fultom Tournament Consolation
MEXICO………………0 (6 inn)
Andrew Orscheln stymied the Bulldogs last night holding Mexico to only two hits as the Indians blanked and drilled Mexico,10-0, for the consolation bracket 5th place in the Fulton Tournament. Orscheln pitched five innings, walking three and fanning 10 in the shutout victory that evened his record to 1-1. His Indians teammates backed Orscheln up with 12 hits including five doubles, scoring in all but one inning. Hallsville made an early statement with five runs on two outs in the opening frame. A Ben Boyle double ignited the offense followed by two more doubles by Cooper Rhoades and Jack March. Logan Anderson added a two-RBI single and Mexico chipped in with two throwing errors to put the Bulldogs in an early hole before they could even come to bat.
March collected two RBI himself for the game adding a sacrifice fly in the 3rd. Tyger Cobb, Boyle, Aaron Orscheln, and Rhoades all hammered two hits each while Cobb scored three times out of the leadoff position.
The Hallsville record is now 12-6 entering the final week of the regular season. The Indians travel the short distance to Centralia Monday night for a 7:15 contest and the final home game of the season is Tuesday hosting another nearby neighbor, the Sturgeon Bulldogs at 5pm.
Hallsville received the #2 seed for the District Tournament for Class 4, District 8 hosted by #1 seed Southern Boone. The Indians will play a semifinal game vs #3 Boonville on Monday, May 17 at 6:30pm. The winner will advance to the championship game on the 18th at 6:00pm. #4 and #5 seeds, Wright City and Fulton are the other entrants in the District.
5/4 Fulton Varsity Tournament
AJ came this close!
In Ashland as a co-host of the Fulton Tournament, Hallsville blasted the Thunderbirds of North Callaway in a consolation bracket semifinal, 10-1, to advance to the 5th place game on Thursday in Fulton. The Indians will face Mexico at 6:30.
Here is AJ Austene’s day…….first at-bat triple to rightcenter gap; second at-bat was a double to same area; then a single up the middle on his third trip to the plate. Do you know where we’re going with this??? Austene is the leadoff hitter in the top of the 7th. Hallsville already leads the on the scoreboard, 7-1. With a two-strike count, Austene hammers a pitch to the deepest part of the park! It would be the first CYCLE in Hallsville history if it goes out! The centerfield fence is 380 feet away from home plate! Austene’s blast lands five feet short and bounces over the barrier for a ground-rule double……awww.
Still, not a bad day, 4 for 4 and three RBI! And Austene scored four times!
Aaron Orscheln also collected three RBI with a single, double, and sacrifice fly. Altogether the Indians knocked out 11 hits while starting Hallsville pitcher, Jack March, mesmerized the Thunderbird batters for five innings allowing only four hits. Cooper Rhoades closed out the mound work with two shutout innings.