By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
The Culver-Stockton College baseball team snapped a four-game conference losing streak by splitting a twinbill with Peru State College in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Saturday at Nichols Field in Canton, Mo.
Cyrus Wimberly struck out 11 batters to help C-SC claim a 1-0 victory in the second game.
Wimberly scattered 11 hits and walked two while throwing 140 pitches in the game. It was his third win of the season.
The Wildcats' lone run came in the sixth inning when Brock Kartheiser reached on a two-out error, advanced to second on an error by the pitcher and scored on Nate Olin's single.
The Bobcats took a 4-0 victory in the opener as they limited the Wildcats to five hits. Kartheiser had two of the Wildcats' five hits, one of which was a double. Craig Bastert went the distance in taking the loss for C-SC (10-13, 2-4).
Hannibal-LaGrange 4-6, Williams Baptist 3-3: The Trojans finished off a four-game sweep in Hannibal, Mo.
Blake Zurliene and Ian Sikes had two hits apiece for HLGU (10-11, 5-5). Derek Allen earned his second victory from the mound. Zurliene finished 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Illinois Central 5-4, John Wood 1-3: The Blazers lost both ends of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader in East Peoria, Ill. ICC's Alex Gutierrez singled home the winner in the bottom of the seventh in Game 2. JWCC's Ryan Smith tossed four innings of scoreless relief before allowing the winning hit. JWCC (6-8, 0-4) managed just seven hits in the doubleheader.
Maryville 2-5, Quincy 0-3: The Lady Hawks were swept in a Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader at home.
Monica Gray, Jessica Grimes and Jill Suellentrop supplied QU's only hits in the opener.
The Lady Hawks (9-15, 4-6) scored two runs on three hits in the bottom of the second inning in Game 2. Nicole Richards hit a double to right field and advanced to third on a single by Ashleigh Roscetti. Kelsey Ley ripped a triple to clear the bases and give QU a 2-1 lead that was short-lived.
Nicole Richards had two hits for QU.
Hannibal-LaGrange 1-3, Missouri Baptist 0-1: In their first games since March 8, the Lady Trojans swept a American Midwest Conference doubleheader in St. Louis.
Kachina Hudson picked up both wins for the Lady Trojans (7-7, 2-0) and also hit her first home run of the season in the first game.
Illinois-Springfield 5, Quincy University 4: The Hawks managed just two wins in singles action and suffered a GLVC loss in Springfield, Ill.
Ian Hinkamper earned one singles victory, defeating Jose Ortega Luis 6-2, 6-4. Patrick Kuhle also won, posting a 6-1, 6-1 win over Nick Decker for the Hawks (7-7, 1-2). Hinkamper teamed with Lane Luhring at No. 1 doubles to claim a 8-3 win over Oriol Andres and Jose Ortega Louis. At No. 2 doubles, Kuhle and Ethan Arns defeated Ben Main and Miguel Roig Riera 8-4.
Quincy University 8, Illinois-Springfield 1: The Lady Hawks swept doubles play en route to earning a GLVC road victory.
Allison Callahan and Anna Morrissey started the sweep with an 8-4 victory over Megan Zumbahlen and Brooke Tweddy at No. 1 doubles.
Michelle Gass and Samantha Halfpap followed up with an 8-3 win over Faith Hook and Jansash Prabhu. Ashley Longshore and Samantha Jackson rounded out the sweep with an 8-1 victory over Alex Kinzinger and Katie Kirschbaum. The Lady Hawks (7-6, 2-1) picked up singles victories from Gass, Halfpap, Morrissey, Longshore and Jackson.
MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Culver-Stockton Wildcat Open: The Wildcats recorded 149 points to win their own six-team invitational at the Richeson Track and Field Complex. HLGU was second with 137 points.
John McBridge took first in the discus (131 feet, 111/2 inches) and the hammer throw (119-41/4) to lead C-SC.
Ben Lehmkuhl took first in the long jump (20-21/4), and Logan Holmer won the high jump (6-43/4) for C-SC. Teammates Eric Crawford captured first in the javelin (137-61/2), while Mason DeMott won the shot put (41-61/2). Troy Pace won the 3,000 (9:32.72) for HLGU.
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Culver-Stockton Wildcat Open: HLGU won the event with 115 points. The Wildcats took fourth with 69 points.
HLGU's Molley Patrick won the discus (116-111/2) and the hammer throw (93-10). Teammates Holland McCoy won the javelin (113-3), Nickola Singles won the 100-meter dash (10.98) and hurdles (14.49).
C-SC's Skylar Barger won the 800 in 2:30.39 seconds and the 1,500 in 5:12.59. C-SC's Morgan Wilson won the shot put (33-103/4).