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Mon-Clair teams battling for division lead

By on July 11, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Sidearm thrower Marshall Shill pitches for the Waterloo Millers during the Valmeyer Midsummer Classic. (Corey Saathoff photo)

Following Mid-Summer Classic play in Valmeyer on July 4, local Mon-Clair League teams resumed their quest for a division title this past weekend. 

The team they are chasing in the Monroe Division – the Belleville Rockies – became the first Belleville squad to win the Valmeyer tourney in 36 years. 

The Rockies currently lead the division at 11-7, but the Valmeyer Lakers (9-7), Waterloo Millers (8-7) and Millstadt Green Machine (8-8) aren’t too far behind.

The Lakers claimed the consolation championship of the Midsummer Classic with a 15-0 win over Waterloo on July 4. Matt Reinholz blasted a three-run homer as part of a six-run third inning to bury the Millers.

On Sunday, Valmeyer split games with the St. Louis Spikes and Fairview Heights, winning 6-0 over St. Louis but falling 10-5 to the Redbirds.

Ian Miller threw a complete game two-hit shutout in game one, with Mitch Meyer going 3-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs. Reinholz went 2-for-3 with another homer and three RBIs, and Aaron Kuper went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs…>>>

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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.