Wildcat baseball 2-2 in recent action
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team posted a 2-2 record in last week’s action.
A-J 8, Niles North 7: Trailing 7-5 in the 6th inning, the host Wildcats fought back for the win in the final game of a doubleheader Saturday, March 23.
Carson Reynolds was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead A-J. Jackson Laster was 1-for-2 with a double and 2 RBIs. Wyatt Johnston was 1-for-1 with an RBI. Jacob Schaefer was 1-for-4.
Blake Pena and Nathan Watkins pitched in the win. Pena pitched 2 innings and allowed 4 hits to go with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. Watkins pitched 5 innings and allowed 4 hits and no walks and 10 strikeouts.
Marion 5, A-J 0: Reynolds and Laster were each 1-for-3 with the only hits for the Wildcats in the loss in the first game of the doubleheader Saturday.
Trenton Mason and Dalton Seip pitched in the loss. Mason pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed 4 hits to go with 5 walks and 3 strikeouts. Seip pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed a hit to go with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Goreville 13, A-J 3: The host Wildcats trailed 4-3 before falling behind in the loss Friday, March 22.
Reynolds and Goines were each 2-for-4 to lead the hitting. Laster was 1-for-3. Schaefer and Nick McGrath were both 1-for-4.
Goines and Laster pitched in the loss. Goines pitched 4 innings and allowed 5 hits to go with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Laster pitched 3 innings and allowed 7 hits to go with a walk and 5 strikeouts.
A-J 5, Murphysboro 4: Trailing 4-2, host A-J fought back to pull ahead in the final inning Monday, March 18.
Laster was 2-for-3 with a double to lead the hitting. Goines was 1-for-2. Pena was 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Watkins was 1-for-3 with a double. Reynolds was 1-for-3.
Pena and Mason pitched in the win. Pena pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed 8 hits to go with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Mason pitched 1 1/3 innings and didn’t allow a hit or walk and had 3 strikeouts.
A-J, 3-4, is scheduled to play Thursday, today, at home against Benton and Friday at Goreville against Plano.