Photo by Caleb Motsinger
Civic Memorial coach Gary Bruening, speaking in the middle, won his 300th game this weekend with the Eagles during a double header against Alton. Bruening is in his 18th year as head coach.
Gary Bruening registered a milestone win Saturday as host Civic Memorial and Alton divided a nonconference doubleheader.
The Eagles’ coach logged his 300th career victory during an 11-3 win in the first game. The Redbirds won the second game 9-1 and improved to 6-2. CM is 4-1.
Bruening’s teams won 296 games from 1995-2011. Jason Huhsman coached the Eagles the past two seasons, but Bruening returned as head coach this year.
In the opener, the Eagles used a nine-run third inning to enjoy a rout. Brett Beckham collected two hits and two RBIs, while Connor Melton had two hits and Cory Howard added two RBIs. Tommy Flack was the winning pitcher.
Bryan Hudson had two hits and Matt Hopkins drove in two runs for the Redbirds.
Drake Hampton and Nick Paulda of Alton both contributed two hits and two RBIs in the second game. Hudson, who pitched three innings, also had three RBIs. Hopkins pitched three innings.
Marquette 3-2, Calhoun 2-1 – The Explorers swept a nonconference doubleheader from Calhoun at Hopkins Field in Moore Park.
Geoffrey Ferguson’s RBI double in the eighth inning decided the first game. He also tripled in a 2-for-2 effort. Steven Peuterbaugh had two RBIs in the opener.
Steve Elliott and John Hughes were the winning pitchers.
Jersey 7-10, Belleville East 6-1 – Jake Varble and Crick Kimble picked up the wins in helping the Panthers improve to 5-2.
Luke Shively and Kyle Steckel had three hits each in the second game and teamed for four RBIs. Brenden Kennedy had two RBIs in the first game and Varble slugged a key run-scoring triple in the seventh inning.
Roxana 6, Pana 0 – Logan Reardon gave up one hit in five innings to log the South Central Conference victory over Pana. He also had two RBIs for the 2-5 Shells. Nelson Martz pitched in two hits and Blake Vandiver had two RBIs for the winners.
The Shells’ win came after losses to Mascoutah (22-2) and Highland (9-0) earlier in the week.
Jersey 9, Alton 0 – The 3-1 Panthers followed up their come-from-behind victory over Southwestern on Friday by blanking visiting Alton on Saturday. The Redbirds are 2-2.
Delaney Bray pitched four scoreless innings and Macy Thurston threw three more to pace the Panthers.
Roxana 17, Pana 7 – An 11-run fourth inning enabled the Shells to beat Pana in SCC play and win for the first time in four games.
Ashley Meyers, Kelsie Flatt and Cindy Scroggins all had two hits for the winners. Shelbie Jackson and Abby Palen both drove in two runs.
CM 10, Belleville Althoff 0 – Sophomore Shelby Whaley pitched a two-hitter as the host Eagles walloped the Crusaders in a five-inning nonconference contest. It was the second win in as many days for 2-3 CM.
Cassie Albers was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs while Katelyn Turbyfill drove in two runs for the winners.
Triad 3, EA-WR 1 – The Knights scored twice in the sixth to snap a 1-1 tie and down the Oilers. Freshman Caroline Campbell had two hits for EA-WR. Losing pitcher Victoria Beachum struck out eight and gave up six hits. Winning pitcher Jenn Bailey also allowed six hits and fanned 13. Mycala Feldman of 3-1 Triad had two RBIs.