Marquette Catholic proved resourceful in its nonconference baseball game Wednesday at Roxana.
The Explorers made the most of nine hits in posting a 7-4 win over the Shells, who had 11 hits in all. Marquette’s three-run sixth enabled the Explorers to build a five-run lead and they held on for the victory.
Nick Hoefert collected three hits for Marquette, while Geoffrey Ferguson and Danny Holtz both drove in two runs. Logan Reardon of Roxana had three hits. Teammate Levi Wallace pitched in with a pair of hits and two RBIs.
Max Goepel (four innings) and Carter Hayden (three innings) did the pitching in guiding Marquette.
Jersey 13, West Prairie 0 – The Panthers made short work of West Prairie, rolling to a five-inning win at Busch Stadium following the St. Louis Cardinals’ game.
Jersey had 13 hits in all, with four players getting two hits. Kyle Steckel, Jordan Witt, Lane Powers and Hunter Bryant teamed for eight hits and seven RBIs.
Southwestern 13, EA-WR 5 - An eight-run fifth propelled the Piasa Birds to a nonconference victory at Norris Dorsey Field. The Piasa Birds improved to 13-9.
Andrew Fry secured the win and helped his cause with two RBIs. Jimmie Naylor went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and two RBIs. Blake Lawson had two hits and two RBIs. The Piasa Birds resume South Central Conference competition Friday when Roxana comes calling.
Dillon Compton went 2-for-4, including a home run, for the Oilers.
Alton 7, Metro East Lutheran 1 – A six-run fifth enabled the 15-7 Redbirds to defeat the Knights in a nonconference contest.
Jordyn Roady pitched five innings to get the win and Britanny Roady finished up. She struck out three consecutive batters in the seventh after MELHS loaded the bases with nobody out.
Roxana 4, Red Bud 2 - Ashley Meyers was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs in sparking the Shells’ nonconference win. Teammate Shelby Jackson went 3-for-3 and Kelsey Flatt added two hits.
Andrea Lawson was the winning pitcher. The Shells outhit the Musketeers, 9-6.
Southwestern 3, EA-WR 0 - Scoring three times in the seventh, the Piasa Birds notched a nonconference victory at EA-WR.
Hot-hitting Lindsey Snyder was 3-for-3 with a home run and two singles. Winning pitcher Bailee Stahl twirled a three-hitter and struck out two as the Piasa Birds improved to 8-10.
Tori Beachum was the tough-luck losing pitcher for EA-WR. She struck out 14 as the Oilers slipped to 9-12.
SIUE 11, Quincy 2 – Jacob Stewart and Chase Green both batted in two runs as the Cougars triumphed easily in nonconference play at Lee Field.
SIUE improved to 16-26 and is 10-10 at home. Quincy is 22-25 overall.
Stewart went 3-for-4 and Green had two hits and swiped a pair of bases. Devin Caldwell also had two hits. The Cougars are back in conference action Friday at UT Martin.
Cougars welcome OVC - For the first time in school history, SIUE will be playing host to an Ohio Valley Conference championship event. The Cougars are holding the conference track and field championships this weekend at Korte Stadium.
The two-day meet will begin Friday with field events at noon and track events at 3 p.m. On Saturday, field events begin at 11 a.m. and track events start at 2 p.m. Both days also will feature multi events (decathlon, heptathlon) at 9 a.m.
Single-day tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students.