Finally getting to play at home, the Crosspoint Christian School baseball Cougars walloped Tower Grove Christian Academy Monday at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, 21-3.
Crosspoint improved to 2-0 on the season.
“It was nice to finally be able to play a game,” Head Coach Jared Hogan said. “I was very pleased with how Isaiah Weible and Isaiah Craft pitched. They both went after hitters and threw strikes. We definitely have a lot of work to do with situational awareness during the game.”
The Cougars are scheduled to host Liberty Christian Academy of Wright City Thursday, also at Rotary Recreational Complex - Ronsick Field, starting at 4:30 p.m.
The team plays in Maryville, Ill., Saturday against Maryville Christian at 4:30 p.m.
“We’ll get a good check as to where we stand as a team,” Hogan said. “Liberty is always a tough opponent and we’ve had a nice rivalry with them over the last few years.”
Seniors Luke Aholt and Sam Coons paced the Cougars offensively Monday, combining for seven hits, six runs scored and nine RBIs.
Weible, a senior, earned the win, pitching three shutout innings and striking out three batters without allowing a hit.
The Cougars opened the scoring early, plating two runs in the first inning. A leadoff single by Aholt and a walk by sophomore Gavin Mehrhoff put runners on base for Coons to drive in with a double in the left center field gap.
It was 2-0 after one inning.
The Cougars batted around the order in both the second and third innings, scoring six and 10 runs respectively.
Crosspoint added three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Tower Grove scored its three runs in the top of the fifth.