Crittenden County pitching didn’t overpower Webster County Thursday, but the Rockets’s staff combined to allow just four hits to claim a 12-1 win in Dixon.
CCHS’s Jeremiah Foster threw five innings and struck out three for the win. He allowed all four of the Trojans’ hits and the lone run. Seth Guess pitched one inning in relief, posting zeroes across the board.
Webster tallied its run in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at 1-1.
Jackson Edens led off with an infield single to Rockets shortstop Logan Bailey, then stole second and third with David Wingo at the plate. Wingo grounded out to Bailey, allowing Edens to sprint home for the run.
Edens went 2-for-3 in the contest, and Wingo tallied the RBI. Canaan Taylor went 1-for-1 in the designated hitter role, and H=Jace Thurby finished 1-for-3.
The Rockets broke the stalemate in the third inning when Maddox Carlson homered to drive in three runs. They scored one run each in the fourth and fifth, then put the game out of reach with a six-run sixth.
Webster Co. 2
Caldwell Co. 9
Caldwell County posted nine unanswered runs through the first five innings, and defeated Webster County, 9-2, Friday in Princeton.
The Tigers (3-2) crossed the plate twice each in the second and third innings, then hung up a five-spot in the fifth to improve their home record to 3-1.
WCHS got both its scores in the top of the sixth inning.
With one out, David Wingo singled on a line drive to left field and advanced to second on a Micah Austin single to center.
Jace Thurby grounded into a fielder’s choice to short, driving in Wingo from second and erasing Austin from the base paths.
Thurby scored from first on a long single to left field by Ben Blanford.
Austin got two hits in three at-bats, and Wingo, Thurby, and Blanford each posted one. Wingo and Thurby posted RBIs.
Chase Hearrin pitched 4 ⅓ innings, allowing eight runs on six hits, striking out three and walking five. Cooper Logan tossed 1 ⅔ innings with three strikeouts and a walk, allowing one hit and one run.
Festus (MO) 13
Webster Co. 3
Festus scored in each of the first four innings Saturday, and claimed a road win on the 10-run rule with a 13-3 defeat of Webster County at the Big Orange Classic in Benton.
The visitors from the Show Me State hung two runs in the first inning, six in the second, four in the third, and one in the fourth.
The Trojans got a run each in the first, third, and fourth innings.
Jackson Edens and Micah Austin both went 2-for-3 with an RBI on the day. Edens added a run.
Trace Hardison was 1-for-2 with a run, and David Wingo was 1-for-3 with a score.
Wingo threw three innings for WCHS, allowing 12 runs on 13 hits, striking out two and walking one. Austin went an inning, giving up one run on two hits.
Ft. Zumwalt 8
Webster Co. 0
Ft. Zumwalt East (MO) pitching combined for six innings of shutout baseball Saturday, as the visitors from Missouri took an 8-0 win from Webster County in the Big Orange Classic in Benton.
The Trojans put together three hits in the contest, with one each coming from Jace Thurby, Brock Parker, and Pryce Pearcy.
Pearcy got the start on the mound for Webster, going four innings with a pair of strikeouts and three walks. He allowed four runs on six hits.
Lawson Braden tossed an inning in relief, giving up four runs on one hit, while walking three.
Webster Co. 22
Dawson Springs 9
Despite a six-run inning from Dawson Springs in the bottom half of the second, Webster County rallied to pummel the Panthers, 22-9, on the road Monday.
DSHS answered a four-run frame in the top of the inning by Webster, and took a 6-4 lead into the top of the third.
The Trojans, though, used shaky pitching from the home team to work 13 walks in the contest, and scored six runs in the third, nine in the fourth, and three in the fifth.
Pryce Pearcy and Micah Austin both had multi-hit games for WCHS. Pearcy went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored. Austin finished 2-for-4 with four runs scored and a run driven in.
Jackson Edens worked three walks, tripled, and posted a pair of RBIs and three runs during his 1-for-2 day. David Wingo also got three free passes and scored a run.
Trace Hardison (double), Ben Blanford, and Brock Parker each added a hit.
Additional runs came from Hardison (2), Blanford (3), Jace Thurby (3), Cooper Logan (1), and Rylen Cardwell (1).
Edens, Logan, Cardwell, Blanford, and Canaan Taylor combined for five innings, seven strikeouts, six walks, and nine runs on four hits.
The Trojans have a busy stretch over the next week, starting last night after press time with a game at Christian County. They return to Dixon Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. first pitch against Ohio County. They are back on the road at Marshall County Friday for a 5:30 p.m. start, then host a pair of contests Saturday. Livingston Central will travel to Dixon for an 11:00 a.m. start, and Hickman County will visit Trojan Stadium at 4:00 p.m.
Webster will spend spring break in Louisville at the Waggener Invitational.