ROXANA WINS TOURNEY TITLE — The Roxana Senior Legion baseball team pulled out a tournament title in the Trenton Round Robin Tournament on Saturday.
Roxana bested Steelville 6-5 and host Trenton 6-0. Roxana is now 9-1 on the young season.
In the win over Steelville, Roxana trailed 5-0 early on before scoring one in the sixth and five in the seventh to log a walk-off win.
Randy Skiff supplied the walk-off hit to win the game. Skiff was 3 for 4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. John Whitworth earned the win on the mound, tossing three innings of scoreless relief. He fanned four and walked no one, while only allowing one hit in his outing.
Against Trenton, Roxana got a complete game victory out of Spencer Heineman, while Skiff stirred the offense again, going 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs.
Roxana now sits idle until 6 p.m. Wednesday when it heads to Collinsville.
BEARS STUMBLE IN GREENVILLE — The Metro East Bears suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday in the Greenville Tournament, falling to New Baden 4-1.
The loss snapped a seven-game win streak for the Bears, who are now 7-1 on the young season.
Metro East welcomes Ballwin at 7:30 p.m. tonight to Lloyd Hopkins Field inside Gordon Moore Park and then plays host to Fairview Heights at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
SPENCER T. OLIN WELCOMED EAST SIDE AMATEUR TOURNEY — Spencer T. Olin Golf Course played host to the 12th East Side Amateur Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
It was the first Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association (MAGA) event at Spencer T. Olin since then U.S. Amateur Public Links Qualifying Tournament in 2001. Hunter Mahan cruised to medalist honors in that event.
This weekend's championship honors went to Skip Berkmeyer, who represented the The Country Club at The Legends out of Eureka, Mo. Berkmeyer shot a total of 5-under for the tournament to win by three strokes over Ted Moloney of Greenbrier Hills Country Club from Kirkwood, Mo.
Berkmeyer carded a 69 on Day 1 and a 70 on Day 2 for a two-day total of 139. Moloney shot 142.
Steven Souchek and Jeremy Franklin, both representing Gateway National Golf Links, tied for fifth place by shooting 3-over. The both had two-day totals of 147. Souchek shot 78 and 69 in his two days, while Franklin fired a 73 and a 74.
The East Side Amateur had 104 players registered for competition.
The history of championship golf runs deep at Spencer T. Olin. Starting with the 1995 Metropolitan Amateur Championship won by the late Craig Schnurbusch, it has hosted two USGA championships, the 1996 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and the 1999 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships.