Hoots Kick Off Roadtrip With Win

Meyer hits his first homerun of season

JACKSON, TENNESSEE 一 The O’Fallon Hoots (3-7) kicked off their roadtrip with a visit to the Jackson Rockabillys (4-6) on Sunday night. Thanks to both strong offense and defense, the Hoots proved victorious, defeating Jackson 7-2. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Owen Schexnaydre led the charge on the mound, earning his first win of the season. The LSU-Eunice product pitched 5.2 innings while only allowing two earned runs and racking up seven strikeouts.
  • Jack Meyer hit his first homerun of the year, driving in two runs while doing so. 
  • Braedon Stoakes and Michael Long both tallied two-hit games. Long registered a triple as well.
  • Besides Meyer, Tyson Ludwig and Nick Harms also knocked in RBIs.

How It Happened

  • Jackson opened the scoring in the first. Griffin Cameron walked to lead off, and then stole second to reach scoring position. Mason Krznarich later doubled to score Cameron and give the Rockabillys a 1-0 lead.
  • The lead would not stand for long. Michael Long tripled to lead off the top of the second for the Hoots, and scored the tying run when Harms reached on a fielder’s choice. Nick Harms himself would score thanks to a few fielding errors on Jackson’s part, putting O’Fallon in front, 2-1. 
  • Another tie was to be had in the bottom of the third. Cameron proved fruitful in the leadoff spot again, reaching second on a double. Nicho Jordan then hit a single to right field, allowing Cameron to cross home and knot the game up at two. 
  • The Hoots would soon retake the lead, this time permanently, in the fourth inning. Two straight walks to Mike Maloney and Maloy Heaghney started the inning, and a Braedon Stoakes single loaded the bags. Tyson Ludwig then hit into a fielder’s choice, which let Maloney score and put O’Fallon in the lead again, 3-2. 
  • Insurance came in the top of the seventh. Ludwig singled in the leadoff spot, and, after an out, Jack Meyer put one over the outfield wall for a two-run blast, increasing the Hoots’s lead to 5-2.
  • With two outs in the eighth, Stoakes singled and swiped second base. Ludwig then walked to put two men on, and then an error from Hayden Collins allowed Stoakes to score and Ludwig to reach third. A wild pitch from Thomas Greeson provided enough time for Ludwig to score and put the score at 7-2, which is where it would stand until the end of the game.

Up Next

The Hoots are not done in Jackson just yet, as the two teams will face off again Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m. Coverage of the contest can be found at ofallonhoots.com, as well as the team’s Twitter (@ofallonbaseball) and Instagram (ofallonhoots).

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