The Columbia Eagles put their bats to the ball, hitting their way to a 2013 Monroe County Baseball Tournament championship in the title game Saturday against Waterloo.
CHS (12-5) put three runs on the board in the first inning against the Bulldogs (11-6) in Saturday’s championship game at GCS Ballpark in Sauget.
Starting things off for the Eagles was senior slugger Brendan DePoy, who blasted a double, knocking in the first run of the game for CHS. Classmate Evan Dake followed through with a single, advancing DePoy to third. Waterloo did not have things go their way Saturday. And it was looking good for the Eagles when Cole Mallinckrodt stepped up to the plate with a single after a Bulldogs throwing error advanced DePoy to home and Dake to third. Then, the Bulldogs added to the Eagles’ immediate lead with another lapse of judgement on a stolen base by Mallinckrodt.Waterloo’s Zach Schaab attempts a diving catch in Saturday’s Monroe County Tournament Championship game.
CHS was up 3-0 after the first inning, and Waterloo couldn’t return the favor on offense that inning. Waterloo finally got themselves on the board in the fourth after Columbia had already done its damage with seven runs. The Bulldogs handed Columbia the title with the final score at 7-2.
In the third place game, last year’s tournament champions, Gibault (15-5), topped Valmeyer (4-13), 14-5.
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