Oilers rally past Cavaliers, 10-9

Oilers rally past Cavaliers, 10-9

Carlinville High School’s varsity baseball team carried a 9-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning at East Alton-Wood River May 1.

But the Oilers rallied for five runs to tie the game 9-9 then got the winning run with a two-out, two-strike hit to defeat the Cavaliers 10-9.

CHS led 2-0 after the top of the first and was on top 6-4 thanks to four runs in the top of the fifth. The Cavaliers extended the advantage to 9-4 with three more runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Dalton Jamieson, Ben Rogers and Jake Carter each scored two runs for the Cavaliers. Marcus Herschelman, Eric Pingolt and Jeffrey Hart also scored in the 10-9 loss.

Bryce DeSpain collected two hits in three at-bats and also drove in two runs. DeSpain also reached base on a walk. Kris Emmons, Ross Albert, Pingolt and Hart each drove in a run against the Oilers.

Others adding hits for CHS were Herschelman, Pingolt, Carter and Hart.

Carlinville fell to 6-14 with the loss against the Oilers. East Alton improved to 8-20 with the victory.

Hart injured his ankle during a slide in the May 1 game. He was in a walking boot with crutches in Carlinville’s May 2 home game against Gillespie.

Joeb Easterday pitched for CHS and took the loss, as he allowed 10 runs on 14 hits. The left-hander went 6 2-3 innings. He recorded three strike-outs and four walks.

Both teams committed three errors in the conference game.

East Alton’s Luke Campbell finished with three hits, including a double and triple, and scored two runs. The Oilers’ Dalton Morris and Blake Marks both had two hits in the win.

Marks earned the win for EA-WR. He pitched 2 1-3 innings and allowed three runs on one hit. Marks walked two and struck out two.

Vandals keep CHS winless in conference
Vandalia used five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to rally for an 8-3 home victory over Carlinville April 30.

Carlinville led 2-1 after the first inning and was in front 3-1 going into the bottom of the fourth frame. The Vandals pushed across two runs in the fourth to tie the contest up 3-3, then took the lead an inning later.

Contributing hits for CHS were Herschelman, DeSpain, Albert, Carter and Hart.

Emmons, Albert and Hart scored runs for Carlinville. Hart scored after legging out a triple. He also reached base on a hit-by-pitch. Carter and Herschelman drew walks in the contest.

DeSpain, Rogers and Albert each drove in a run for the Cavaliers. DeSpain and Albert both had run-scoring doubles.

Pingolt was the starting pitcher for CHS. He went six innings before he was replaced by Hart. Pingolt allowed eight runs on 12 hits. He struck out three and walked none. Hart threw a perfect seventh inning, retiring the three batters he faced on just nine pitches.