On Monday the Community R-6 varsity boys baseball team knew it had its work cut out for it when it drew the task of starting its week in Eastern Missouri Conference competition at Clopton.
Compounding the situation was the wind and cold and none of these factors ever relented. Instead, what they did was help the Hawks go on a 9-0 rally in the second inning that led to two more runs in the third on the way to downing the Trojans 11-1 in five innings.
CR-6's greatest issue was the fact it made four errors and only had three hits. That allowed Clopton to do all the damage it did on just seven hits for the game.
"The Trojans stranded five runners and just couldn't bring them home. Matt Gastler had a an unassisted six-one double play and Cordell Hollensteiner had three really tough fly balls to run down in center field," said head coach David Matthews. "The top of the first the Trojans loaded the bases, stranded those runners. Then the top of the third, the Trojans had a first and third situation in the inning with no outs and couldn't bring home their fellow Trojans."
CR-6 was at Madison to makeup both teams originally scheduled season-opener from March 16 and on April 24 the team is at North Callaway.