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Homers not enough for Lutheran St. Charles against Fatima in Class 3 semifinals

Taking on an opponent that was making its third straight trip to the state semifinals, the Lutheran St. Charles baseball team knew that mistakes would have to be kept at a minimum to have a chance against Fatima. Underdog Lutheran made more than a handful of miscues, and the errors proved to be too much to overcome, as the Cougars were taken down 9-4 in a Class 3 semifinal at T. R. Hughes Ballpark. Lutheran St. Charles (16-13) will try to rebound against Warsaw (22-13) in the third place game on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Fatima (21-7), which finished third ...

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Kuhlmann, Francis Howell Central stop Holt

Francis Howell Central starting pitcher Garrett Kuhlmann had to work through some tough spots. But Kuhlmann didn’t let those situations overwhelm or his Spartans teammates. Kuhlmann pitched around consecutive bases loaded jams early and allowed just two runs in 5 and 1-3 innings on the mound as Howell Central stopped Holt for a 3-2 win in a Class 5 sectional Tuesday afternoon at Howell Central. Howell Central (23-8) making its first quarterfinal appearance in eight years, will visit CBC for a 4:30 p.m. game on Thursday. Kuhlman, depsite giving up 11 hits, struck out seven and never imploded despite the ...

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Lutheran St. Charles outlasts Lutheran North in sectional

The Lutheran St. Charles baseball team has played a mine-field of schedule and seen its share of peaks and valleys this season. Now the Cougars are just one win away from making a trip to the Class 3 state tournament. Lutheran St. Charles extended its season for another game Monday thanks to a 7-2 victory in a Class 3 sectional at Lutheran North. Lutheran St. Charles (15-12) will take on either the winner of the Palmyra-South Calloway game that was postponed until Tuesday. The Cougars are tentatively expected to host the quarterfinal game on Wednesday. Kory Carter, Justin Hunt, Ben ...

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Second-seeded Lutheran St. Charles shocks Wright City

Instead of enjoying barbecue on Memorial Day, the Lutheran St. Charles Cougars will be playing baseball in another postseason game. Number two seed Lutheran St. Charles scored three runs early and then rode the strong pitching of Mathew Seacrist and Bryce Jefferson to a 5-2 victory over top-seeded Wright City on Thursday in the Class 3, District 6 championship game at John F. Kennedy High School. Next up for Lutheran St. Charles (13-11) will be a sectional contest on Monday afternoon against Lutheran North (12-14). Lutheran got out of the box quick in the first inning as the Wildcats put ...

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Holt edges out Fort Zumwalt West for sectional berth

The Holt Indians on Thursday did what many teams have to do this time of the year to have a longer playoff run. Survive and advance. A late run in the sixth inning and some stout pitching from starter Zach Gibbs helped Holt outlast a hard-nosed Fort Zumwalt West club for a 6-5 win in the Class 5, District 8 championship at Timberland. Holt (19-9) will visit Francis Howell Central (22-8) on Tuesday in a sectional round game. Zumwalt West (18-15) jumped on Gibbs early, striking for four runs in the top of the first. The Indians responded with three ...

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Basic approach propels Howell Central past Pattonville for district title

There was nothing grandiose about the approach of the Francis Howell Central baseball Spartans when they took on Pattonville in the Class 5, District 7 championship game on Thursday. The Spartans kept things simple and that approach worked like a charm. Howell Central banged out 10 hits and righthander Collin Herdt fired a complete game effort as the second-seeded Spartans notched a 7-3 victory over fourth-seed Pattonville in the district championship game at Fort Zumwalt East. The district title was the first since 2007 for Howell Central. Howell Central (22-8) moves on to face Holt (19-9) Tuesday in a sectional ...

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River City Rascals Opening Weekend May 15-17

The River City Rascals will begin the 2015 season with Opening Weekend celebrations, Friday May 15, through Sunday May 17. Rascals Opening Weekend is presented by Mercy. All three games will place the defending Frontier Leagu eWestern Division champion Rascals against divisional foes, the Normal Cornbelters. Fans are invited out to the ballpark to experience the start of the Rascals journey for the Frontier League Championship during Openeing Weekend 2015. Friday May 15, all gates open at 5:35 p.m. The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a Rascals magnet schedule. A Budwesier Clydesdale will be on site for ...

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