Prospect League

Hoots unable to avoid danger in loss to CornBelters

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jun. 9, 2019 12:01 am

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Hannibal Hoots pitching staff couldn't get out of trouble.

The Normal CornBelters built a seven-run lead before the Hoots scored, posted runs in six different innings and rolled to a 14-3 Prospect League victory Saturday at the Corn Crib.

The CornBelters scored single runs in the first and second innings before a five-run outburst in the third, highlighted by a Billy Mote three-run home run. The four-run fifth inning featured a three-run home run by Jack Butler.

The Hoots broke through for a run in the fourth on Brett Zimmerman's RBI single, but they didn't score again until the ninth inning and were limited to eight hits -- all singles.

Quincy University product Michael Nielsen went 3 for 6 with three runs scored and an RBI for the CornBelters. He is currently riding a six-game hitting streak, while QU product Matt Westphal went 1 for 2 with a run scored for the Hoots.

CornBelters 14, Hoots 3

Hannibal Normal

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Roscetti 2b 4 0 0 1 Raisbeck ss 5 1 3 0

Swords 3b 3 0 0 0 McWilliams 1b 4 1 3 2

Yenzi 3b 2 0 1 0 Parker cf 4 0 2 0

Kent 1b 3 0 0 0 Drudge cf 1 0 0 0

Murray dh 3 1 1 0 Allen lf 5 1 0 0

Zimmerman c 2 0 1 1 Nielsen 1b 6 3 3 1

Scott c 2 0 0 0 Mote 3b 4 2 1 3

Vanaman lf 2 0 0 0 Butler rf 4 2 2 4

Wood lf 2 1 2 0 Burthay c 4 3 3 1

Bailey cf 1 0 0 0 Richards ph 1 0 0 0

Westphal rf 2 1 1 0 McKelvey 2b 5 1 2 1

DeCello ss 4 0 1 1

Hannant cf 3 0 1 0

Totals 33 3 8 3 Totals 43 14 19 12

Hannibal 000 1000 002 -- 3

Normal 115 042 01x -- 14

E--Swords, Bailey, Heberle. DP--Hannibal 1, Normal 1. LOB--Hannibal 8, Normal 12. 2B--Raisbeck, McWilliams. HR--Mote, Butler 2, Burthay. SB--McWilliams, Allen.

IP H R ER BB SO

Hannibal

Deany L 3 6 7 7 2 1

Heberle 1 1-3 6 4 4 1 1

Young 3 1-3 7 3 2 2 6

Boben 1-3 0 0 0 0 0

Normal

Wendell W 5 2 1 1 4 4

DeGarmo 2 1 0 0 0 3

Lotz 1 1 0 0 0 1

Nielsen 1 4 2 2 0 1

WWP--Deany 2, Young, Wendell.

Umpires--Home, Jeff Mozingo; Field, Jamie Enlow.

T--3:01. A--N/A.