The Constantine baseball team took a note from its softball counterpart Wednesday as the Falcons (5-5) handed Centreville (7-1) its first loss of the year, sneaking past the Bulldogs 2-1 to pull to .500 on the season.
It was the Bulldogs who struck first, however, as Andrew Stevens (1-for-4, RBI) doubled in Collin Kirby (2-for-2) in the bottom of the third, yet that was all Centreville could muster as they collected a total of just five hits on the day.
Constantine, which had been held hitless until the fourth inning before Matt Morey (1-for-3) singled following a Michael Reese walk, broke into the scoring column with a Dylan Shafer (1-for-3, 2 RBI) double that scored both Morey and Reese.
Karter Heslet (1-for-2) and Andrew Carper (1-for-3) also singled for the Falcons, who received a complete game from Ryan Sailor. Sailor tossed seven innings, striking out two and walking three in the win.
Stevens got the start for Centreville, taking the loss after giving up both runs on three hits and a walk, while striking out four. Coletin Cascho pitched the next two and two-thirds, striking out five, yielding zero hits and walking two. Alex Meyer came in to record the last for the Bulldogs on a strikeout, while giving up one hit.
Kirby doubled and singled in the loss for the Bulldogs, and Brady Reynolds (1-for-4) and Chandler Hostetler (1-for-2) both singled.
Photos by Deb Morey
Statistical information reported by Constantine.
Video by Mat Stutzman
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