Reeves Tosses a No-Hitter as STLCC and Mineral Split

Reeves threw a 5 inning no hitter in the 10-0 victory over Mineral Area
Reeves threw a 5 inning no hitter in the 10-0 victory over Mineral Area

After an hour and fifteen minute rain delay, Joey Reeves made quick work of the Mineral Area offense as the Archers took game one of the doubleheader 10-0, Mineral bounced back and hit a 3 run walk off home run to win game 2, 6-4.

Game 1

After walking the first two hitters in the bottom of the first inning, Reeves retired the Cardinals in order for the remainder of the game as he pitched 5 innings and striking out 6 hitters to collect the no-hitter.  The Archers scored 9 runs in the top of the 4th inning to put the game out of reach.  Neil Fischer, Kyle Stevens and Chase Jones each collected 2 hits with each of had a double, with Fischer doubling twice.  Stevens drove in 3 runs, while Fischer and Jack Kane each drove in 2 runs.  Reeves improved to 5-3 on the year.  

Game 2

The nightcap of the doubleheader looked promising until two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Mineral Area hit a two out walk off three run home run to give the Cardinals a 6-4 win and evened up the series.  Fischer had 2 hits, including a double and 2 rbi's, while Colton Schilly scored 2 runs, Kane and Stevens each doubled as well for the Archers.  Connor Cline threw 5.2 innings while allowing 2 earned runs and struck out four hitters in taking a no decision.  

The two teams will attempt to complete the four game series on Saturday at Meramec, with first pitch slated for 1:00 pm.