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Mon-Clair teams set for Valmeyer tourney

By on June 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Waterloo Millers reliever Corey Vogel pitches during a game earlier this season. (Corey Saathoff photo)

All three local Mon-Clair League baseball teams are playing at or near .500 entering the annual Valmeyer Mid-Summer Classic set for the July 4 holiday weekend at Borsch Park.

The Valmeyer Lakers are 8-6 in league play following a Sunday doubleheader sweep of Fairview Heights.

“We played some outstanding defense on the day and the pitchers threw strikes,” longtime Lakers manager Dennis “Boog” Pieper said.

Valmeyer won the first game, 5-4, in nine innings and shut out the Redbirds, 3-0, in game two.

Andrew Hoguet, Dalton Day and Drew Bicklein pitched in the game one victory, with Bicklein earning the win. 

In game two, Easton Wallace threw six and two-thirds shutout innings and Cole Juelfs picked up the save. 

Offensively, Cameron Touchette hit three doubles on the day and Wes Degener added three hits. 

 For the season, Matt Reinholz leads the Lakers with a .472 average and 12 RBIs. He is followed by Mitch Meyer at .425 with 11 runs.

Wallace is 3-1 to lead the Lakers pitching staff…>>>

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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.