Things had been going well for the North Callaway varsity boys baseball team recently, and then it went to Father Tolton on Monday.
In that particular game it seemed as though absolutely nothing could go right for the Thunderbird's, be it pitching hitting or defense. What that equated to was 16 hits allowed and three errors made as North Callaway suffered one of its worst losses of the year in non-league competition 16-6.
The biggest problem the T-Birds had in this one is that while it did score two runs each in the second and fourrth innings, Father Tolton, 7-8 overall, scored early and often startting with four runs in the first and five in the second. North Callaway then extended that advantage to 13-3 in the third and had 24 hits for the game.
The T-Birds did have several unsung heroes for this contest, though, including Justin Popp, who went 2-for-3 with a run, Adam Reno had two hits in three at-bats and Tyler Bondurant added a hit, two RBI and one run in three at-bats.
Getting hit with this loss for North Callaway was Chad Maupin (1-3) after giving up nine runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts in two innings pitched and Jerry McCown allowed 12 runs, 11 earned, on six hits and three walks with a strikeout. Finian Clark also took the mound long enough to get one batter out and got took for four runs on a hit. That just let Christian Griffith to strike out two with just over an inning.
The T-birds JV (4-6) also lost to Father Tolton 8-0.
North Callaway, 8-8 overall, hosted Community R-6 for an Eastern Missouri Conference game on Tuesday.