TWIN CITY ROLLS IN RAIN-SHORTENED TOURNEY — Rain shortened the RBI Bonanza Tournament in St. Peters, but not before Twin City posted a 3-0 record on the weekend.
The trio of victories improves the independent South Roxana Legion Post 1167 team to 14-1 on the season.
Twin City bested the Warrenton Warriors 13-8 and the Murphysboro Hustlers 9-0 on Saturday and then topped the Midwest Surge 8-0 on Sunday before rain washed the rest of the tournament out. Twin City led 3-0 over the Midwest Kings of Eureka, Mo. in the third inning of the semifinals when the rain came in.
Tanner Davis, Spencer Heineman and Logan Reardon logged the three wins on the mound for Post 1167.
In the win over Warrenton, Blake Vandiver was 3 for 4 with two triples, Reardon was 2 for 2 with a double, a triple and four RBIs, Adam Moore was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Andrew Fry was 1 for 1 with three runs scored and three stolen bases.
Against Murphysboro, Reardon was 2 for 2 with a RBI, Blake Lawson was 1 for 2 with a double and two RBIs and Blake Marks was 1 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs to lead the way. Heineman fanned nine and only surrendered one hit in the five-inning win. He's now 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season.
Against the Midwest Surge, Lawson broke out, going 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs, while Marks was 1 for 2 with two RBIs, Vandiver was 1 for 2 with a RBI, stolen base and a run scored and Blake Weishaupt was 2 for 2 and scored two runs. Reardon struck out eight and gave up one hit on the hill, securing another five-inning win.
Twin City returns to action at Roxana High School at 6 p.m. tonight against Trenton Legion.
BEARS GO 2-2 AT RON BONE INVITATIONAL OVER WEEKEND — The Metro East Bears went 2-2 on Saturday and Sunday playing in the Ron Bone Invitational which was played at Jefferson College and Jefferson High School.
The Bears are now 11-3 on the season after the tournament. They opened up play with a 7-3 loss to Jackson, Mo. before defeating Creve Coeur 13-0; both games on Saturday. On Sunday, they opened with a 2-0 loss to Farmington, Mo. before closing things out with a 12-4 victory over DeSoto, Mo.
Drake Hampton and Anthony Kindle picked up wins on the mound for Metro East in its two victories.
In the win over Creve Coeur, Nick Paulda blasted a two-run home run to help lead the charge at the plate. In the win over DeSoto the Bears banged out 15 hits, led by Paulda and Connor Melton with three each. Paulda had two doubles and five RBIs in the win. Caleb Buhs, Kindle and Chance Foss each had two hits to help spark the offense. Maverick McSparin supplied a three-run triple in the seventh inning for good measure, too.
The Bears are back in league play at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Lloyd Hopkins Field when they welcome East St. Louis. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday Metro East plays a double header vs. Belleville at home.