Archres Score Late in both Games to Sweep St. Charles

Cole Dupont had a two out double that cleared the bases and gave the Archers a 5-3 win
Cole Dupont had a two out double that cleared the bases and gave the Archers a 5-3 win

The St. Louis Community College baseball team picked up the suspended game from Thursday this afternoon back on the St. Charles Community College campus and also played the regularly scheduled first game of the doubleheader.  Both games resulted in comeback wins for the Archers and pushed their record to 10-7 on the year and 7-0 in Region 16 play, as they won game 1, 8-3 and game 2, 5-3.

Game 1

The Archers got off to a good start in the top of the first on Thursday as they used four Cougar walks and a hits batsman to score 2 runs.  After St. Charles took a 3-2 lead in the 3rd inning, rains started to fall and the game was suspended until Friday afternoon.  Nate Hillermann provided a spark once again for the Archers as he led off the top of the 5th inning with a solo home run to leftfield, once again Hillermann provided a do doubter on a 1-1 pitch into the teeth of 16 mile-per-hour wind to tie the game at 3-3.  Ben Stephens took over in relief on Friday and pitched 6 innings, striking out 6 Cougar hitters and allowing only 1 hit to pick up the win in relief.  The 7th inning once again proved to be a lucky one for STLCC as they scored 5 runs with two outs in the inning, the first coming off a bases loaded walk to Jack Kane and then 3 more runs scored when the next batter, Zachary Hunter tripled down the right field line clearing the bases.  Hunter would score one batter later when Kolton Schilly reached on an error to make it 8-3.  The Cougars did not threaten the remainder of the game.

Game 2

Once again, the Archers found themselves in a hole early as St. Charles scored a single run in the 2nd and 2 runs in the 3rd inning to take a 3-0 lead.  The Archers scored twice in the bottom of the 4th inning when Chase Jones singled to rightfield to score Hillermann who reached on a walk and Austin DesRoche hit a sac fly to centerfield that scored Kane, who reached on a hit-by-pitch to make the score 3-2.  After a quiet 5th inning from both teams and a 1-2-3 top of the 6th for the St. Charles, the Archers continued to make some late inning magic, once again with 2 outs.  After the first two hitters were retired in order, DesRoche and Hunter were hit by pitches and Andrew Dupont walked to load the bases to set the stage for his brother Cole Dupont.  Dupont worked the count full and with the runners in motion, he then doubled to leftfield and cleared the bases, giving the Archers a 5-3 lead.  Connor Cline got the start on the mound for the Archers, going 7 innings and picking up 10 strikeouts in the win.   

Cole Dupont and Neil Fischer both had 2 hits in game 2 for the Archers.