In a best of three series, the team winning the opening game has a huge advantage in taking the series. St. Louis Community College was fortunate to have sophomore Joey Reeves on the mound for the series opening 2-0 win over North Central Missouri on Saturday afternoon.
Reeves pitched seven and a third innings, allowing 6 hits and punching out 11 Pirate hitters in the victory, while Nate Hillermann finished off the remaining inning and two thirds to pick up the save.
The Archers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Neil Fischer singled to centerfield, scoring Kolton Schilly from second base. Both teams remained quiet until the bottom of the seventh inning when Fischer struck again, doubling to centerfield which allowed Kyle Stevens to score from first base to give the Archers a little breathing room. Fischer finished the game with three hits, while Schilly added two hits.
The teams return to the Meramec campus on SUnday afternoon for a noon start and the if necessary game to played 30 minutes after the first game if North Central Missouri wins.