Stevens goes distance to gain win for Bulldogs.
Getting another strong pitching effort from senior right-hander Seth Stevens, the Rolla High School baseball team stopped Camdenton 8-2 in Ozark Conference play Tuesday.
Rolla improves to 10-6 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
The game had been slated for Monday but was backed up a day due to scheduling conflicts.
The Camdenton Lakers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
However, the Bulldogs took the lead for good with three runs in the third, as junior Dalton Turner doubled, senior Bryan Peach had a two-out, RBI single, Stevens singled and junior Collin Nash drove in two runs with a bloop single up the middle.
RHS made it 4-1 with a run in the fifth, as junior Andy Satulla was hit by a pitch, stole second base, moved to third on Peach’s sacrifice and scored on a wild pitch.
The Bulldogs pulled away with four in the sixth. Junior Jake Stephens and senior Matthew Claypool both walked. After a sacrifice bunt by junior Cameron Clayton, Turner walked to load the bases. Senior Alex Remillard then delivered a two-run double followed by Satulla’s RBI single.
Camdenton added one more run in the bottom of the sixth.
Stevens went the distance on the mound, allowing three hits and no walks while fanning six.
Rolla outhit Camdenton 7-3. Stevens had a triple and single to pace the Bulldog offensive attack.
“It was a real solid effort,” said RHS head coach Karl Odenwald. “Seth Stevens did a great job on the mound. The last few times pitching he has really settled in. It’s the second game he hasn’t walked anybody and we played good defense behind him.
“We had timely hitting. We’re not where we want to be at the plate, but we’re getting key, two-out hits.”
Rolla also won the junior varsity game 5-2. Freshman Zach Studdard was the winning jayvee pitcher.
The Bulldogs have added an additional game to their schedule. RHS is now scheduled to play Lutheran-St. Charles at 2 p.m. Saturday in Waynesville.