The St. James baseball team (6-5, 3-2 FRC) hosted St. Clair for a Four Rivers Conference matchup on Monday, April 16. The Tigers couldn't get their bats going in a 4-0 loss to their conference rival.
Gunnar Seams toed the rubber for St. James and he had some issues with control early in the contest. Wild pitching loaded the bases in the first inning and St. Clair got on the board with a sac fly to go up 1-0. The Bulldogs then loaded the bases again in the third on a walk and two infield singles, before score a run on a double play ball and another on an RBI single to go up 3-0. Seams went on to allow one more run in the 4-0 loss.
Seams pitched four innings and only allowed three base hits, but walked six batters on his way to four earned runs. Ty Lewis came in to pitch in relief and pitched three shutout innings, allowing four hits and a walk.
Offensively, St. James just couldn't get their bats going. The Tigers had just four hits in the contest. Two of those hits came from Drew Bouse, while Lewis and Alex Evans each added a base knock. The Tiger's best chance came in the fourth, when they had runners one first and second with one out, but St. James couldn't get the hit they needed to drive them in.
The Tigers followed that game with a matchup against Belle on Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. Next up is a trip to Pacific on Thursday, before faced off against Rolla on Friday.