By THE HERALD-WHIG
Despite solid pitching from Brock Best, the John Wood Community College baseball team lost to Macomb Community College 3-2 in 10 innings at the Ripken Experience Saturday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Best pitched seven shutout innings, holding the Monarchs to just three hits while striking out seven.
The Trail Blazers (1-1) broke open a scoreless game in the top of the seventh inning on a two-out, two-run single by Dalton Entwistle.
Macomb responded with two runs of in the bottom of the inning. The Monarchs scored an unearned run off JWCC closer Zack Gonzalez in the 10th to claim the win.
McKendree 2-11, Culver-Stockton 1-6: Two errors in the 11th inning allowed the Bearcats' winning run to score in the first game in Lebanon, Ill.
Cyrus Wimberly scattered four hits and allowed one run in eight innings for C-SC. Craig Bubnack relieved Wimberly in the ninth inning and took the loss.
Danny Carroll's RBI single accounted for C-SC's only run.
The Wildcats (6-9) struck early in the nightcap, sparked by a solo home run from Andrew Quiles in the first inning. A sacrifice fly by Nate Olin scored Angelo and put the Wildcats up 2-0 after the first inning. McKendree scored four runs in the second and three more in the third to take a 7-3 lead.