Bulldogs win third straight Friday over Licking.
Perhaps the Rolla High School baseball team needs to stick with the loud uniform style it used last week.
The Bulldogs went with a rather odd-looking combination of their bright gold jerseys and maroon pants last week.
While wearing that colorful garb Rolla reeled off three straight victories, the latter being a 12-2 non-conference drubbing of the Licking Wildcats Friday on the FCNB Field at the Bray Sports Complex.
The 3-0 run improved Rolla to 13-8 overall. The Bulldogs had a stiff test to keep that winning streak going Monday, when they hosted Columbia Hickman. Tuesday RHS is slated to host Phelps County rival St. James at 4:30 p.m. in non-league play on FCNB Field.
On Friday Licking took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
However, Rolla junior right-hander Jake Stephens would allow just one more run to the Wildcats.
And the Bulldog bats took over from there.
Rolla took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the second inning. RHS then pulled away with five runs in the third, one in the fourth and four more in the sixth.
The game was stopped after six innings due to the run rule.
In the Bulldog second junior Dalton Turner singled, junior Cameron Clayton walked and senior Alex Remillard clubbed a two-run single.
Rolla tacked on five more runs in the fifth. Senior Bryan Peach tripled and scored on senior Seth Stevens’ RBI single. Junior Collin Nash reached on an error and Turner followed with an RBI double, Clayton drilled a two-run double and Remillard had an RBI sacrifice fly.
RHS got a run in the fourth when Stevens walked and scored on Nash’s RBI double.
In the fourth Stevens doubled, Nash belted an RBI triple, Turner had an RBI single and, after Remillard hit a single, junior Andy Satulla delivered a two-run single.
Stephens worked six innings on the mound, allowing two runs on eight hits, two walks and fanned two.
At the plate Turner went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI; Stevens was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI; Nash was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, and Peach was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Rolla easily won the junior varsity game 10-0, in a game stopped after three innings.
Freshman Trey Sinnott pitched the abbreviated no-hitter for the jayvee Bulldogs, teaming with battery mate, sophomore catcher Wyatt Kinder, for a no-hit, one-walk outing.
Sinnott also had three hits to power the Rolla jayvee offense.