The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp scored five runs in the fifth inning to break open the game Saturday en route to an 11-4 rain-shortened victory over the O’Fallon Hoots in O’Fallon, Mo.
In the fifth, Jack Johnson hit an RBI double and later scored on a wild pitch and Isaiah Hart hit a two-run single.
The Shrimp (15-8) added three more in the sixth as Hall graduate Chance Resetich scored on a wild pitch, Tucker Bougie hit an RBI single and Ivan Witt had an RBI fielder’s choice.
The Shrimp took a 2-1 lead in the second as Resetich hit an RBI single and Dio Cornet launched a solo home run.
Johnston finished 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs, while Zach Lane also had three hits, including two doubles, and scored a run.
Bougie was the winning pitcher as he allowed three runs (all earned) on six hits with seven strikeouts and three walks in 4 1/3 innings.
Catfish 6, Pistol Shrimp 5
The Shrimp allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to suffer a walkoff loss Friday in Cape Girardeau, Mo., snapping their six-game winning streak.
The Shrimp led 5-3 entering the bottom of the ninth before a single, a double and a walk loaded the bases for the Catfish with one out.
Cam Careswell walked to bring in a run, and after a strikeout, Christopher Hall and Lane Crowden drew back-to-back walks to lift the Catfish to victory.
The Shrimp led 5-1 after five innings.
Resetich launched a solo home run in the first, Jared Quandt delivered a bases clearing three-run triple in the fourth and Cole Luckey added an RBI single in the fifth.
Crowden helped the Catfish get back in the game with a two-run single in the seventh to make it 5-3.
Kevin Davis took the loss for the Shrimp, allowing one earned run on no hits with one strikeout and four walks in a third an inning.
Ty Weatherly was the starting pitcher and got a no-decision. He gave up one earned run on seven hits with nine strikeouts and one walk in six innings.
Pistol Shrimp 8, Cape Catfish 5
The Shrimp scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead en route to a victory in Cape Girardeau, Mo. to extend their
In the fifth, Resetich hit an RBI double, Johnston hit an RBI single and a second run scored on an error on the play and Tucker Bougie drove in a run with a single to center field.
Resetich finished 3 for 4 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI, while Bougie was 3 for 4 with three RBIs.
Jason Shanner earned the win for the Shrimp, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits while striking out six batters and walking one in 7 1/3 innings.
Daniel Vogt pitched a scoreless final 1 2/3 innings, giving up one hit with two strikeouts and no walks.