Indians capture title with victories over Hermann and Montgomery County
Back to back victories in two days last week gave the Elsberry Indians Baseball team the District 3 Class 6 title.
Seeded second the Indians took their first victory over Herman by a score of 4-3 and followed that with a 4-1 win over Montgomery County.
Elsberry’s next opponent on Tuesday will be Trinity Catholic in Richmond Heights. If the Indians win that game they will host the winner of Palmyra and Father Tolton.
Against Montgomery County the Indians were led on the mound by Kaden Kinsler who lasted all seven innings allowing two hits and one run while striking out 10.
The Indians tallied seven hits on the day. Kyle Turnbull and Colby Twellman each had multiple hits for the Indians. Twellman and Turnbull each collected two hits.
Elsberry was first to get on the board with two runs in the second inning and added one more in the fifth and sixth inning. Pitching and defense were able to hold the visiting Wildcats at bay until the sixth inning when they finally scored one run.
The Indians took Wednesday’s game in dramatic fashion, with a 4-3 walk off victory.
The game was tied at three with Elsberry batting in the bottom of the seventh when freshman Sean Phillips was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.
In the second inning the Indians tallied three runs. It was led by freshmen Ben Dowell after he hit a single and scored the first run. Also getting singles in the inning to help with the scoring were Eli Gladney, Bo Henry, Joel Mound, and Kyle Turnbull. For the game the Indians had 12 hits. Gladney and Henry all had multiple hits, while Mound went three of four.
Phillips was the starting pitcher for Elsberry and went six innings. He gave up one run on two hits and struck out eight. Pitching in relief were Gavin Woodson, Kaden Kinsler and Henry,