In between heavy rain this past week and incoming rain tonight through Thursday, the St. Louis Community College baseball team found a way to get in a game against Three Rivers Community College at Meramec this afternoon. After hard work to get the field ready to go, the Archers lit up the scoreboard and collected a 10-0 win in six innings.
The Archers used a pitching by committee philosophy to pick up the shutout with Joseph Manley getting the start and the win but throwing 3 innings, Nate Hillermann throwing 2 innings and Joey Reeves completing the shutout by throwing the sixth inning. Each pitcher allowed a hit in their outing and combined punched out nine Raider hitters.
At the plate, the Archers were led by Neil Fischer who collected 3 hits, including a double and a grand slam, while driving in six runs and scoring two. Austin DesRoche added 2 hits, including a double, and 2 rbi's while Jack Kane also grabbed 2 hits including a double. Andrew Dupont and Kyle Stevens each scored 2 runs with Dupont adding a double.
Game two of the scheduled doubleheader was canceled with highway 55 being scheduled to be closed due to flooding in the south St. Louis area. The Archers improve to 24-18 on the year and will host the Region 16 sub region best of three series this weekend. Opponent and time are TBA at this moment.