Prospect League

Hoots pluck another from Catfish

Posted: Jul. 8, 2019 12:40 am

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- For the second time in as many games, the Hannibal Hoots took down the top team in the Prospect League West Division.

Entering the weekend series against the Cape Catfish, Hannibal had the worst record in the West Division. Now they are out of the cellar thanks to back-to-back victories against Cape, with Sunday's contest ending in a 7-6 win.

The Hoots (10-23) jumped out to a 7-3 lead after the first three innings and managed to hold on as the Catfish (22-12) came up one run shy of completing a comeback at Capaha Field.

Cape started the game with a 1-0 lead after the first inning, but Hannibal got loose for five runs in the top of the second. Connor Manthey led off the inning with a single, then Damian Yenzi followed with a single that put runners at the corners.

Brant Vanaman reached base due to an error by the Catfish, which allowed Manthey to cross home plate. Sam Scott then smacked a double that sent Vanaman to third and brought home Yenzi, and Gilin followed with an RBI single to plate Vanaman. Daunte DeCello and Austin Wood each came up with an RBI single as well, giving the Hoots four straight hits to plate four runs.

The top of the third brought Manthey back to the plate for a leadoff walk, then Yenzi smacked a two-run home run to put the game just out of Cape's reach.

Yenzi finished 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two runs, including his first dinger of the season, and DeCello was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Derek Boben got his first win of the year after relieving starting pitcher Kyle Rosenfeld with 3 2-3 innings and allowing four hits and three runs and striking out three.

Hoots 7, Catfish 6

Hannibal Cape

ab r h bi ab r h bi

DeCello cf 4 0 2 1 Washington cf 3 2 1 3

Wood lf 5 0 1 1 Behrends rf 5 0 0 0

Roscetti 2b 4 0 0 0 Keck dh 4 1 2 0

Manthey 1b 4 2 1 0 Hanna II lf 5 0 2 1

Yenzi dh 5 2 3 2 Doyle 3b 3 0 0 0

Vanaman rf 3 1 1 0 Pridgen 1b 2 0 0 0

Munoz ss 4 0 1 0 Cottom c 4 0 1 0

Scott c 3 1 1 1 Stone ph 1 0 0 0

Gilin 3b 4 1 1 1 Wallace 2b 3 2 1 0

Jordan ss 4 1 2 0

Totals 36 7 11 6 Totals 34 6 9 4

Hannibal 052 000 000 -- 7

Cape 120 300 000 -- 6

E--Munoz 2 (5), Doyle (4). DP--Hannibal 1, Cape 2. LOB--Hannibal 7, Cape 12. 2B--Scott (1), Hanna II (5). HR--Yenzi (1), Washington (2). SB--DeCello 2 (3), Wood (3), Roscetti (3), Yenzi (3), Munoz (3), Gilin (3).

IP H R ER BB SO

Hannibal

Rosenfeld 2 3 3 1 2 1

Boben W,1-2 3 2-3 4 3 3 1 3

Ottsen 1 1 0 0 2 1

Meier S 2 1-3 1 0 0 2 4

Cape

Witcher L,3-2 2 6 5 4 0 0

Stewart 3 1-3 2 2 2 4 3

Bunnel 1 2-3 2 0 0 0 1

Vogt 2 1 0 0 0 4

Umpires--Home, Simon Rebello; Field, Eric Dunsford. T--3:04. A--323.