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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • St. James baseball runs win streak to five

  • Knock off Union in FRC action Monday.
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  • The St. James High School baseball team ran its winning streak to five on Monday, knocking off Union 9-3 in Four Rivers Conference play.
    The St. James Tigers improve to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in the FRC. The Union Wildcats fall to 1-5 and 1-1.
    On Friday St. James posted a 10-0 non-league win over Houston at home.
    On Monday St. James took the lead for good with a three-run top of the second inning. The Tigers then added two runs in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh frames.
    Union got a single run in the bottom of the second and two more in the seventh.
    Junior Drew Lahman had a double, single and two RBI for the Tigers while senior Jesse Hays had a RBI single and scored twice; senior Zach Dean had two hits, scored twice and had an RBI; junior Zack Russell had two hits, an RBI and run; senior Justin Ray had two hits, an RBI and run; Adam Goad doubled, and Evan Grayson had a RBI sacrifice fly.
    Dean went the distance on the mound to get the win for the Tigers, allowing three runs on five hits, three walks while striking out six.
    Avery Griffin was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI to pace the Union offensive attack.
    St. James’ non-league game Tuesday, hosting Salem, was postponed due to the rain and rescheduled for tonight, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Nelson Hart Park.
    The Tigers are to host St. Clair in FRC game on Thursday, starting at 4:30 p.m. and are to compete in the Pacific JV Tourney on Friday and Saturday.
    Friday
    Ray fired a two-hit shutout, fanning eight and walking four to power the St. James High School baseball team to a 10-0 non-conference victory over Houston on Friday at Nelson Hart Park.
    It was the fourth straight victory for St. James, which entered this week with a 4-3 record.
    St. James got all the offense it needed in the bottom of the first inning, plating two runs. STJ added five runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth.
    The game was stopped after six innings due to the run rule.
    St. James outhit Houston 11-2 and took advantage of four Houston errors.
    Devin Coulter was the losing hurler for Houston.
    Nathan Strait had a double, two singles, an RBI and scored twice for St. James while Ray was 2-for-3 with two RBI; Hays had a hit, RBI and run scored; Dean had a hit, RBI and two runs scored; Russell had a hit and scored twice, and Lahman had a hit, RBI and scored a run.
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