ALTON SQUEAKS BY MASCOUTAH AT BUSCH STADIUM — The Alton Redbirds topped the Mascoutah Indians 8-6 in their annual Busch Stadium game on Sunday.
The Birds improved to 27-5 and are now a win short of tying the program record in wins.
Alton scored five times in the second and three times in the third and then hung on as Mascoutah scored six unanswered runs over the next four innings.
Offensively, Drake Hampton led the way with two hits, a double and a RBI. Jacob Skrabacz drove in two RBIs in the win also.
On the mound Nick Cauley was credited with the win, surrendering one hit and one walk in an inning of work. He was one of seven Redbird pitchers to throw an inning in the game.
AHS returns to action at 7 p.m. tonight vs. Triad at Gordon Moore Park for its Senior Night. The Birds will take the field following Marquette Catholic and Freeburg battling at 4:30 p.m.
CALHOUN'S BAALMAN NO-HITS MARQUETTE — The Marquette Catholic Explorers had their cluster tournament washed out on Saturday at Gordon Moore Park, so they picked up a game in Calhoun. Unfortunately, the results were undesirable for the Explorers.
Calhoun ace pitcher Grace Baalman twirled a no-hitter, fanning 17 Marquette hitters and walking three in a 2-0 victory over the Explorers.
Marquette slipped to 21-11 with the loss, while the Warriors raised their season mark to 27-4.
Megan Wittich started for the Explorers, going the distance and scattering six hits, while fanning 10, walking one and allowing two runs, both earned.
Kalie Buecker coaxed two walks and stole a base for Marquette in the loss.
Grace Baalman and Emma Baalman both had doubles and scored runs in the win for Calhoun. Sara Brodbeck picked up both RBIs in the 2-0 win.
The Explorers are idle until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when they play host to the Freeburg Midgets.