Both Union and Redbank Valley were headed into mid-week without any baseball games played so far, due mostly because of poor weather to start the week.
Union’s Tuesday game with Moniteau was postponed without a makeup due to a schedule conflict while the Bulldogs were scheduled to host Moniteau and Brockway Wednesday and Thursday.
Next week, a busy stretch continues for the Bulldogs (4-1), who host Keystone Monday and travel to Butler to face Moniteau Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Knights (2-4), after A-C Valley, travel to Keystone next Tuesday.
In other games:
MONDAY, April 15
Both Redbank Valley and Union had their games postponed. The Bulldogs’ home game with Keystone was moved to April 22 while Union’s home game with A-C Valley was moved to Wednesday.
FRIDAY, April 12
Moniteau 16, Union 1
At Butler’s Kelly Automotive Park, the Knights were dealt a 15-Run loss in three innings as the host Warriors ended things with 10 runs with two outs in the bottom of the third inning.
Moniteau had 12 hits and worked three Union pitchers — Karter Vogle, Luke Bowser and Brock Jordan — for nine walks and eight runs were unearned. Hunter Fitzingo, Jared Lominski and Gage Neal each had three hits with Lominski homering.
Union’s lone hit was Luke Salvo’s double.
WEDNESDAY, April 10
Redbank Valley 4,
A-C Valley 3
At Foxburg, the visiting Bulldogs needed extra innings to get by the host Falcons. Hunter Buzard ripped a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning and the Bulldogs held off the hosts in the bottom of the ninth to get the win.
The Bulldogs trailed 2-1 going into the top of the sixth when Bryson Bain singled with one out, stole second and third and scored on Jimmy Gundlach’s sacrifice fly. Then in the ninth, Nick Smith singled with one out before Buzard homered to left field.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Falcons started the inning by reaching on an infield error and walk and scored on a forceout. With the bases loaded and two outs, Blaney Brooks got a popup to catcher Gundlach to end the game.
Brooks threw the final two innings to get the win. Bain went the first seven innings, giving up four hits while striking out eight and not walking a batter.
Other than Buzard’s homer, Redbank Valley managed just three other hits with singles from Logan Wadding, Bain and Smith.
Karns City 11, Union 1
At Rimersburg, visiting Karns City scored in all five of its at-bats and Steve O’Donnell tossed a five-inning two-hitter as the Gremlins won a 10-Run Rule decision.
Karter Vogle and Carter Terwint hit doubles for the Knights in their only hits off O’Donnell who struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter.
Karns City had eight hits off Union pitchers Reice Saylor and Vogle. O’Donnell had two hits, one of them a double. Saylor threw 3 1/3 innings, giving up five hits while walking four and striking out four batters.