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.

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