Herald-Whig

Hoots upend West Division leader Catfish

Posted: Jul. 6, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Jul. 7, 2019 12:10 am

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Cape Catfish seemed to have the momentum after tying the game heading into the sixth inning.

Instead, the Hannibal Hoots had it.

The Hoots hit a pair of two-run homers on the way to beating the Prospect League West Division leaders 9-5 Saturday night at Capaha Field.

The Catfish have now lost three straight games, and suffered their first loss of the season to the Hoots.

Cape (22-11) had struck for three runs in the bottom of the second, but Hannibal (9-21) stormed back with a four-run third inning. Three of those runs were unearned after an error kept the inning alive.

Hannibal's Jared Wegner, Kyler Kent, Joe Roscetti and Brant Vanaman all drove in runs in the frame.

The Catfish, however, tied the game in the fifth when Andrew Keck walked, stole second and advanced to third on a groundout. He scored on a wild pitch.

Daunte DeCello broke the deadlock with a two-run homer in the sixth. Connor Manthey made it 8-4 with a blast in the seventh.

Wegner drove in his second run of the game on an RBI single in the eighth.

Adrian Santiago picked up the victory for the Hoots after throwing four hitless innings of relief while allowing just one run. He struck out seven and walked two.

The Hoots had 10 hits as Wegner, Roscetti, Manthey and DeCello each had two. DeCello, Wegner and Manthey each drove in two runs.

Cape's three-run second inning was highlighted by RBI singles by Christopher Jordan and Jackson Campbell. Another run was scored when Hannibal starting pitcher Joseph Kalafut balked.

Hoots 9, Catfish 5

Hannibal Cape

ab r h bi ab r h bi

DeCello ss 5 3 2 2 Stone rf 4 0 1 0

Wood lf 4 1 1 0 Wshngtn ss 5 0 0 0

Wegner cf 4 2 2 2 Keck dh 3 1 1 0

Kent 1b 4 0 0 1 Hanna lf 4 0 1 0

Roscetti dh 5 0 2 1 Doyle 3b 2 1 1 0

Manthey c 4 1 2 2 Pridgen 1b 4 1 1 0

Vanaman rf 4 1 1 1 Behrends cf 4 1 1 1

Kuhn 2b 3 1 0 0 Jordan 2b 4 0 1 1

Gilin 3b 4 0 0 0 Campbell c 4 1 0 1

Totals 37 9 10 9 Totals 34 5 7 3

Hannibal 004 002 210 -- 9

Cape 030 010 010 -- 5

E--Vanaman, Washington Jr. 2. LOB--Hannibal 8, Cape 6. 2B--Roscetti, Manthey. HP--Doyle. SF--Kent. SH--Kuhn. SB--Kent, Keck.

IP H R ER BB SO

Hannibal

Kalafut 2 6 3 2 1 1

Santiago W, 1-2 4 0 1 1 2 7

Lunger S, 1 3 1 1 1 0 5

Cape

La Rue 2 2-3 1 4 1 5 3

Cox L, 0-1 4 5 4 4 0 2

Stuckenschndr 1 1-3 3 1 1 0 2

Taylor 1 1 0 0 0 0

WP--Santiago 2.

HB--Santiago.

Umpires--Plate, Eric Dunsford; Plate, Rick Heuring.

T--2:49. A--557.