By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
The Canton baseball team understands how to avoid a losing streak.
Pile up some runs.
A four-run fourth inning Wednesday helped the Tigers avoid back-to-back losses as they rolled to a 14-7 victory against Central in Camp Point, Ill.
Trailing by one entering the top of the fourth, Tyler Niemann got Canton going with a double before a sacrifice fly by Reece Carmichael and an error moved Canton into the lead.
Niemann finished with two hits and three RBIs, and Carmichael drove in four runs.
Justin Fellinger pitched a complete game to earn the victory for the Tigers (12-1), allowing seven runs on 10 hits.
Taylor Heimann had two doubles and an RBI for the Panthers, while Zach Foote drove in two.
Quincy Notre Dame 12, Liberty 2: The Raiders smashed three home runs in the road victory.
Adam Hutson hit a lead-off homer in the fourth inning before Joey Polak ripped a three-run homer to left field in the fifth. Cale Burgtorf added a two-run shot in the seventh.
Polak went 3 for 4 with four RBIs.
Johnny Ray got the win, allowing one run and one hit in four innings. He struck out six. Austin Ormond was hit with the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Logan Battles and Jordan Hahn recorded the only hits for the Eagles.
Jefferson City 13, Quincy High School 7: The Blue Devils couldn't find a way to slow the Jays' offense in a home loss.
Trailing 12-1 in the sixth inning, QHS plated six runs, highlighted by Andrew Eilers' two-run double and Ben Mero's two-run home run.
A pitching change led to the end of the rally.
Mero finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs, while Eilers had two hits and two RBIs. Brad Unmisig had three hits for QHS (10-13).
Pittsfield 14, Western 4: The Saukees collected 14 hits in the five-inning victory on the road.
Quinn Leahy had two doubles and four RBIs for Pittsfield, while Jonah Meleski smacked two doubles and scored four runs. Austin Allen tripled, driving in two runs.
J.J. Bryant doubled and drove home two for Western.
Central 4-2, Griggsville-Perry 3-5: Brey Genenbacher's solo home run in the top of the fourth inning was the difference for the Central in Game 1 of a doubleheader in Griggsville, Ill.
Central scored three runs in the top of the first with the help of Genebacher's RBI single.
Griggsville-Perry rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning with three runs on a Lexi Kessinger single and a Macey Sargent double.
After a lead off single in the bottom of the seventh inning, a failed bunt attempt turned into a double play and ended the Lady Tornadoes chance to rally.
Genenbacher finished 2 for 3 with two RBI, while Brianna Hildebrand colected two hits for Central.
Griggsville-Perry split the doubleheader with a victory in the nightcap.
The Lady Tornadoes used a three-run second inning and another run in the fourth to build a 4-0 lead over the Lady Panthers. Lynley Ellis and the Griggsville-Perry defense shutdown Central as she allowed two runs on eight hits.
Peyton Bonds, Bailey Powers, Hope Scott and Kessinger recorded RBIs for Griggsville-Perry.
Qunicy High School 10, Beardstown 0: The Blue Devils outshot the Lady Tigers 34-0.
Sierra Woodard posted a hat-trick, scoring in the 53rd, 54th and 62nd minutes. Mackensie Vahle started the scoring for QHS in the 19th minute and added another goal in the 59th minute.
QHS poured in seven goals in the second half after leading 3-0 at halftime.