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Bulldogs Top Dutchmen, 5-0, End Streak
April 28, 2014St Clair Athletics
Stopping a seven-game losing streak, the St. Clair Bulldogs shut out the Owensville Dutchmen in Four Rivers Conference baseball action Thursday, 5-0.
The victory was the first since April 7, when St. Clair edged Hermann in FRC action, 3-2.
St. Clair (5-7, 2-3) returns to action Saturday in Farmington with games against Farmington (10 a.m.) and Oakville (noon).
“Hopefully we can use this as momentum to carry us into some big games over the next week,” St. Clair Head Coach Rob Hauck said. “We have a very tough schedule and over the next week it does not get any easier. We face Farmington and Oakville on Saturday, followed by Sullivan, De Soto and Union next week. Last night’s win will hopefully give us some confidence and we can turn that into several more wins over the next week.”
Thursday’s game was shortened to five innings due to rain.
“Defensively we played one of our best games yet,” Hauck said. “Jake (Oermann) came out and really threw well and let our defense make the plays behind him. We moved some people around defensively and hopefully we found something that will continue to produce positive results.”
Oermann went the distance, allowing one hit and striking out five. He also hit two batters with pitches.
“Offensively we did not hit our best but it is hard when the pitching was very inconsistent,” Hauck said. “We were not able to get in a groove at the plate but we were smart and took our walks when we needed to.”
Kody Halmich, Ben Feddersen and Kirk Tauchert each had one hit for the Bulldogs.
Halmich scored and walked. Feddersen drove in two.
Adam Hinson walked, scored and stole a base.
On Tuesday, the Indians fell to Hillsboro, 14-0.
The Hawks scored twice in the third, four times in the fourth and eight times in the fifth inning to end it.
St. Clair was led offensively by Devon Thompson, who singled twice.
Wyatt Mehler, Halmich and Dalton Short singled.
Short also walked while Hinson stole a base and Halmich added a sacrifice.
Short was the losing pitcher, going four innings while allowing six runs (five earned) on nine hits and one walk. He struck out one.
Thompson pitched two-thirds of an inning allowing six runs (two earned) on two hits and four walks.
Brock Oermann got one out, allowing an unearned run on one hit. He struck out one.