Baseball Sits 5-5 on The Season

Caleb Langrehr, Staff Writer

The Musketeers opened the week Tuesday at Metro East Lutheran to face the Knights. Alex Kueker got the start, throwing one inning giving up three runs on three hits. The Knights took a 4-0 lead into the second inning where Red Bud matched the score at 4-4. Max Simpson came on in the bottom of the second and went on to pitch four and one-third innings surrendering two runs and five hits. The game went to extra innings with the game tied at 6-6. Red Bud scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning to take an 11-6 lead. The Knights came back and scored three runs to cut the lead to 11-9 but that was as close as the score would get as Parker Van Dorn converted his second save of the season. The Musketeers came home with the 11-9 extra-inning win to face Gibault on Thursday.

Gibault came into Thursday’s game 7-0 on the season and playing well. Cole Steibol went to the mound and gave up two runs before working his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning. Tyler Koester came to the mound in the middle of the second inning as the Hawks scored six runs to take a commanding 8-0 lead. Red Bud’s bats were slow throughout the game as the team did not score a run for the game. In the top of the fourth inning, Gibault scored two runs to add to their lead. Red Bud was short gamed after failing to score and extend the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Gibault remained unbeaten as the Musketeers suffered the 10-0 loss.

Red Bud sits at 5-5 on the season with five games to play this week.