By THE HERALD-WHIG
Facing an early deficit, Quincy Notre Dame freshman Wade Schieferdecker quickly straightened his game out.
Schieferdecker went back to his strength and rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Kirksville's Jacob McClain 10-7 Thursday at the Truman State tennis courts in Kirksville, Mo. It marked his first career varsity win and helped the Raiders win 6-3.
"He did what he does best," QND coach Monica Hinkamper said. "He was very consistent. He hustled and ran down balls."
QND, which improved to 1-1 this season, won four singles matches and two doubles matches. In addition to Schieferdecker's win at No. 6 singles, Jack Nudo beat Austin Motley 10-3 at No. 1 singles, Eric Niemann beat Ethan Murphy 10-6 at No. 2 singles and Jimmy Kase beat Tyler Hanson 10-5 at No. 3 singles.
Niemann and Nathan Butts beat Hanson and Cody Weichelt 10-3 at No. 2 doubles for QND, and Austin Vogel and Nick Stegeman beat Zach Reger and McClain 10-6 at No. 3 doubles.
Pittsfield 4, Payson Seymour 1: Ethan Borrowman went 2 for 3 at the plate and drove in two runs to help the Saukees win a West Central Conference South Division game.
Adam Church picked up the win for Pittsfield. He allowed two hits and struck out two in three innings of work. Brett Leahr also went 2 for 3 for the Saukees. Payson's Tanner Stout went 2 for 3.
Knox County 7, Monroe City 5: Benefitting from a four-run fourth inning, the Eagles opened their season with a non-conference win in Edina, Mo.
Colton Danger collected Knox County's only hit. Monroe City starter Kyle Fulton pitched the first four innings, allowing no hits and striking out four. Donovan Edwards stole four bases and also picked up the win for the Eagles.
Hannibal 10, Kirksville 0: The Lady Pirates moved to 2-0 in the North Central Missouri Conference with a home victory.
Raylynn Charlton scored four goals, all in the first half, for Hannibal. Teresa Scheffer added two goals, and Hannibal received one goal apiece from Katherine Allen, Paige Utterback, Bri Johnson and Kendal Welch.
Welch's goal at the 69:20 mark enacted the mercy rule to end the game. Hannibal limited Kirksville (0-3-1, 0-2) to one shot on goal.
Hannibal-LaGrange 5-14, Williams Baptist 0-3: Solid pitching and an offensive outburst helped the Trojans sweep an American Midwest Conference doubleheader at Clemens Field.
In Game 1, Stephen Schnieders threw a complete-game shutout. He allowed two hits and struck out eight. The Trojans (8-11, 3-5 AMC) opened with three runs in the first inning. Blake Zurliene hit a double to right field to score two and Thad McVeigh singled in a run. Zurliene went 1 for 2 at the plate and drove in three runs.
The Trojans also buried the Eagles (8-17, 3-3) early in Game 2. HLGU scored 10 runs in the third inning to break the game open. Andrew Pollard tallied three RBIs, with Derrick Shawn, McVeigh, Zurliene and Travis Mundahl collecting two RBIs apiece. Denys Delgado earned the win for HLGU. He allowed one run and three hits in five innings of work.
MidAmerica Nazarene 3-2, Culver-Stockton 2-1: A lack of timely hitting hurt the Wildcats, as they were swept in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader in Canton, Mo.
In Game 1, the Wildcats only collected four hits against MNU starting pitcher Kyle Olson. Jacob Angelo and Cody Jacobson both drove in runs for the Wildcats. C-SC's Brock Kartheiser scattered 11 hits over seven innings, striking out four and allowing three earned runs.
In the second game, the Wildcats (9-12, 1-3 HAAC) had three pitchers combine to only allow three hits. The Pioneers scored the game-winning run in the third inning, when Brad Law scored on a throwing error. Gene Nanney drove in C-SC's only run in the first inning.