ROXANA 18, EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER 0 (Five innings): Roxana defeated East Alton-Wood River 18-0 in five innings in the backyard rivalry game at Norris Dorsey Field.
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Holden Jones had three hits and an RBI for the Shells, while both Gavin Huffman and Dalton Baremore had two hits and drove home four runs, Kaleb Hinkle-Pruett had a pair of hits and a RBI, Nolan Tolbert drove in two runs and Connor House, Holden Jones, Nik Ward and Braeden Wells all had RBIs.
East Alton-Wood River had a good day at the plate with seven hits. Because of the seven-hit day, Oilers' head coach Nick Dorsey was encouraged that good things are to come for East Alton-Wood River baseball for the future.
"We have a lot of good, young kids on the team," he said. "I am excited about our future."
Nick Kelsay had two singles for the Oilers, while Tyler Robinson had a single and double. Seth Slayden, Dillon Gerner and Carson Reef also contributed singles.
Christian Floyd and Hinkle-Pruett combined for the Shells' win. Floyd struck out six batters, and Hinkle-Pruett fanning three.
Roxana starts the season 1-0, while EAWR is 0-1.
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