The O’Fallon Hoots (26-30) entered play on Wednesday searching for back-to-back wins on home turf, following a thrilling 9-8 win over the Cape Catfish on Tuesday. With the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes in town for the final time, it was an opportunity for the Hoots to stay alive in the postseason race.
The game started well for the hometown Hoots, as Missouri Baptist teammates worked together to plot home the first run of the game. In the second inning, Blane Besse recorded a one-out single before being driven in by Cole Robinson. The Hoots second inning hit party continued with Noah Jouras (Triton College), who drove in Robinson with a two-out RBI single.
The Hoots surrendered the lead to Springfield in the third inning, but were able to escape a more serious threat, as Carson Subbert (Lindenwood) got out of a bases-loaded jam. Subbert was great in his 2.1 innings of work, allowing no earned runs, and striking out four.
The other notable Hoots performance came from Ambrose Russo (Lindenwood). Russo recorded a pair of hits, both going for extra bases in the contest.
Springfield jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the sixth, which was the final as the game was deemed final due to weather in the O’Fallon area. The Hoots’ final home game will be held on Friday, August 5th as they host the Cape Catfish. The first pitch is at 6:35 pm, and tickets are available online or at the CarShield Field box office.