Prep roundup: Whitaker's homer not enough for Pirates in opener

Posted: Mar. 15, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Mar. 16, 2019 12:40 am

Will Whitaker hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning to give the Hannibal baseball team a two-run lead, but it wasn't enough as Troy Buchanan rallied for a 5-3 victory Friday in Troy, Mo.

The Trojans rallied to tie the game with an RBI single and when a batter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Pirates (0-1) were held hitless in the final three innings. Troy took the lead on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth.

Unity splits two: The Mustangs split a pair of games at Lenz Field in Jacksonville, Ill.

Unity lost its first game 4-1 to Ottawa Marquette, but rallied to defeat Hoopeston 7-2 in the second game of the day.

Unity (1-1) had just two hits and struck out 11 times against a trio of Marquette pitchers. Marquette took a 3-0 lead before Luke Jansen scored on a passed ball in the top of the fourth. Ottawa, however, answered with a run in the bottom of the frame.

Against Hoopeston, Logan Voth collected four hits, scored two runs and had an RBI. Gage Moller drove in two runs on an triple in the first inning, and Jansen added another run on a groundout in the second inning.

Cole Shaffer added an RBI double, and Austin Cornwell had an RBI single in the third to make it 5-0. Hoopeston cut the in the fourth, but the Mustangs scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Cornwell pitched four innings, allowing two runs off two hits with seven strikeouts.

Quincy 6, Troy Triad 3: The Blue Devils boys tennis team won four singles matches on the way to a victory in Troy, Ill.

Zach Willing, Blake Hayden, Greyson Arns and Caleb Vonderheide all won singles matches. Hayden and Arns won at No. 1 doubles, while Willing and Vonderheide won at No. 2 doubles.

Troy-Buchanan 5, Hannibal 3

Hannibal 101 100 0--3 4 1

Troy 010 112 x--5 7 0

Baxter, Tharp (5) and Kirby; Nett, Swafford (3) and Bennett. WP--Swafford. LP--Tharp. 2B--Troy 1 (Bennett). HR--Hannibal 1 (Whitaker).

Unity 7, Hoopeston 2

Unity 032 011 0--7 7 0

Hoopeston 001 100 0--2 4 2

Cornwell, Shaffer (5), Obert (7) and Meyer, Muegge (6); B. Moore, Cade (3), Drayer (7) and C. Moore, Brown (6). WP--Cornwell. LP--B. Moore. 2B--Unity 1 (Shaffer), Hoopeston 1 (Conn). 3B--Unity 2 (Moller, Voth), Hoopeston 1 (Smith).

Quincy High School 6, Triad 3


Zach Willing (Q) d. Jaden Henderson 5-7, 6-0, 10-2

Blake Hayden (Q) d. Sean Freidecour 6-1, 1-6, 10-4

Greyson Arns (Q) d. Jared Speer 6-0, 7-5

Caleb Vonderheide (Q) d. Kellan Collins 6-1, 6-0

Ethan Corleur (T) d. Matt Harmann 7-5, 6-2

Cameron Woods (T) d. Liam McReynolds 6-2, 6-3


Hayden and Arns (Q) d. Henderson and Freidecour 8-6

Willing and Vonderheide (Q) d. Speer and Woods 8-3

Collins and Corleur (T) de. McReynolds and Harmann 8-4