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Locals take their lumps in Mid-Summer Classic

By on July 3, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Waterloo second baseman Trevor Davis makes the turn on a double play against Fairview Heights on Sunday. For more photos, click here. (Corey Saathoff photo)

The championship and third place games of this year’s Valmeyer Mid-Summer Classic will be absent of local baseball teams as Waterloo, Valmeyer and Millstadt suffered first round losses on Saturday. 

The Belleville Rockies will battle the St. Louis Printers for the tourney title Wednesday afternoon. The Cape Girardeau Capahas will take on the St. Louis Spikes for third place prior to the championship game at Borsch Park.

The Waterloo Millers dropped their tourney opener to Belleville, 12-7, Saturday morning. Also on Saturday, the Millstadt Green Machine fell to the Spikes, 5-4, and the Valmeyer Lakers dropped a 7-6 decision to the Printers.

A two-run homer off the bat of Jacob Wilson in the seventh inning gave Millstadt some late life, but it was not enough against the Spikes. First round games and the third place and championship games are all nine-inning affairs.

Luke Glaeser went 3-for-4 for the Green Machine.

Valmeyer scored five runs in the eighth inning to take a 6-5 lead over the Printers, only to see Camden Bridges smack a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth for the Printers…>>>


Valmeyer’s Ian Miller pitches during Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Printers. (Alan Dooley photo)

Read the rest of this article in the July 4, 2018, issue of the Republic-Times newspaper.


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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.