JACKSON, TN- The O’Fallon Hoots (4-7) faced the Jackson Rockabillys (4-7) on Monday, June 12 at Jackson Baseball Stadium in the finale of a two-game series. The Hoots high powered offensive, highlighted by Michael Long and Tyson Ludwig home runs, combined with seven strong innings on the mound by starting pitcher Barett Lohman, O’Fallon defeated Jackson 8-1 en route to a two-game series sweep of the Rockabillys.
Inside the Box Score
- The Hoots collected 11 hits in the ballgame
- Long and Ludwig each homer for the first time of the year.
- Jack Meyer delivers a multi-hit game.
- Lohman struck out four batters while only allowing one earned run.
- Sam Feltz closed out the last two innings with a pair of strikeouts.
How It Happened
- The Hoots got off to a hot start as Chase Beattie’s RBI single scored Braedon Stoakes in the top of the first inning. Beattie would later come around to score on a throwing error to make it a 2-0 O’Fallon lead.
- In the bottom of the second inning, Jackson scored their lone run of the night on an RBI double by Mason Krznarich.
- In the top of the fourth inning, Long belted his two-run home run that would score himself along with Meyer to push the Hoots lead to 4-1.
- John Stallcup extended the O’Fallon lead in the top of the sixth inning as he reached on an error that would score Meyer.
- Ludwig finalized the Hoots scoring with his three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, scoring himself, Nick Harms and Maloy Heaghney.
Rocking the Rockabillys
Just the night before Monday’s 8-1 win over Jackson, the Hoots defeated the Rockabillys 7-2 on Sunday, June 11 in game one of the series. The two-game series sweep in Jackson will be the only time the Hoots will travel to face the Rockabillys. The next time these two teams will meet will be at CarShield Field on Sunday, July 2 for a doubleheader starting at 5:35 p.m. CST.
The Hoots continue their road trip as they travel to Cape Girardeau, MO for a matchup with the Cape Catfish on Wednesday, June 14 at Capaha Field. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. CST.