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  • Thunderbirds top Trojans 11-0
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  • In baseball, you take runs however you can get them. When the North Callaway varsity baseball team faced off against the Community R-6 Trojans, the Thunderbirds would score 11 runs on five hits to claim the shutout win in the fifth inning.
    Try as they might, the Trojans could not generate any runs on just two hits, a single and a double. CR-6 would make solid contact with the ball, hitting line drive shots right to waiting defenders.
    NC's Nathaniel VanBoening picks up the win as he worked 5 2/3 innings, striking out four, walking one and giving up only two hits on the night.
    Chance Kee went 2-2 with a triple, two RBI's and three runs scored. VanBoening went 1-1 with an RBI and two runs scored. JT Higgins went 1-3 with two RBI's. Michael Early went 1-3 with an RBI. AJ Stubblefield scored a run as a courtesy baserunner for Early.
    “Early in the game, we didn't hit well, but we adjusted as the game went on,” said NC Coach Kevin O'Neal. “I am very pleased with VanBoening's efficiency on the mound tonight. He threw a great game.”
    Kyle Curtis would get the loss for the Trojans, working 2 2/3 innings, striking out six, walking seven, giving up one hit and allowing four runs, all of which were earned. Collin Dungan went 1-2 at the plate with a double. Kaleb Harris also went 1-2.
    “You can't get behind a good hitting team,” said Trojans Coach Michael Boedecker. “It comes back to haunt you, like it did tonight.”
    The Thunderbirds run their record to 6-1 overall, 3-0 in conference play and ready themselves for a busy weekend of baseball, playing Silex Friday night at home starting at 5 p.m. and taking on South Callaway in the Montgomery County tournament Saturday night starting at 6 p.m.
    The Trojans' record is now 4-1 overall, 2-1 conference play and they will be back in action Monday at Sturgeon with a 5 p.m. start.
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