Playing at the Potosi Tournament last Friday, St. Clair lost an 8-6 baseball decision to the host Trojans.

The Bulldogs’ second game Friday against Salem was rained out.

“We put ourselves in a good situation to come through with the win, which is what every team wants. We just couldn’t close it out,” said St. Clair Head Coach Rob Hauck. “They played hard and it was a great back-and-forth game. I hope we get another chance to play them later in the year.”

Travis Sanders pitched five innings for St. Clair in a no-decision. He allowed five runs, four earned, on four hits with five walks and four strikeouts.

Blake Dierking worked two innings and suffered the loss. He allowed three unearned runs on one hit with two walks and one strikeout.

The Bulldogs (7-11) managed four hits, two by Sanders (one triple) and one apiece by Ayden Carey and Jesse Sheldon.

Sanders had two RBIs and scored two runs. Carey and Sheldon also walked and scored a run. Sheldon stole two bases.

Greg Marler drew two walks and stole a base. Brenden Murphy scored two runs. Dierking had two RBIs.

“We played a pretty solid game. Our pitching gave up only five hits,” Hauck said. “The problem is when there are errors and walks included in that, you run into problems.”

St. Clair plays Tuesday at Herculaneum and hosts Borgia Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.