Despite the CR-6 Boosters paying for the athletes meals at the Athletic Banquet on May 7 and that tickets are just $12, the Trojans varsity baseball game last Thursday at Eastern Missouri Conference rival Mark Twain, 1-15 overall, was still cancelled according to the schools Facebook Athletics Page.
Because of this, and also because the games of the Fulton Tournament were not taking place, CR-6 was able to travel to Southern Boone and play Pilot Grove, 9-5 overall, on a turf field in a Capital Activities Conference makeup game from April 30 that featured Levi Rafferty getting the start on the mound. The young hurler didn't disappoint, either, giving up just three runs in five and two thirds innings with seven strikeouts, which would seem like the type of showing that would be enough to earn a victory.
Instead Rafferty was going to have to end up learning the hard way that things don't always go as planned because Pilot Grove just wasn't going to be denied on this night and instead put five more runs on the scoreboard while holding the Trojans in check on their way to winning 8-1.
"Special thanks to Southern Boone for allowing us to use their turf field to play on," said Krato.
What this is all leading up to for the Trojans is the start of New Franklin Class 1, District 11, starting May 10 as the fourth-seed against fifth-seeded Glasgow, 0-4 overall, at 4:00 p.m. The winner will the take on top-seeded Wellsville-Middletown, 9-3 overall, on May 13 at 6:00 p.m.
The flip side of this scenario features third-ranked New Franklin, 6-8 overall, commencing these sessions against sixth-ranked Higbee, 0-6 overall, on May 10 at 2 p.m. for the chance to face second-seeded Madison, 6-3 overall at 4:00 p.m. on May 13. Beyond that all that remains is the title contest on May 14 at 5:30 p.m.
The Trojans host the Missouri Military Academy in non-league competition on Tuesday.