#1 Lamar 16, Monte Vista 0 – (5 inn.)
It had been 24 days since the Lamar Savage baseball team had played at Merchants Park, but it didn’t take long to feel right at home. After the wind finally died down late Tuesday afternoon, the Savage fans were treated to a one-sided affair as Lamar cruised to victory over the Monte Vista Pirates, 16-0 in five innings.
A ground-out RBI for senior Max Carere scored senior courtesy runner Trey Sicklebower to give the Savages a 1-0 lead in the first. Then in the second, juniors Austin Sneller and Kameron Farmer each collected RBIs and Lamar led 3-0 going to the third.
Everything crumbled to pieces for the Pirates in the third as the Savages sent 18 hitters to the plate, scoring 13 runs on eight hits and five errors committed by the Monte Vista defense. Starting pitcher Tucker Jones was knocked out after 2 1/3 innings, and reliever Stephen Clutter didn’t fare much better. Between errors and wild pitches bringing home runs, Lamar senior Andres Guevara doubled home a pair of runs.
Of the 16 runs Lamar scored, only five were earned. The Savage defense performed well for starting pitcher Davin Jacobs. The senior worked around a handful of base-runners in three innings and recorded five strikeouts. Junior Jaime Vasquez and Guevara closed out the win on the hill, preserving Lamar’s first shutout of the season.
The Savages (8-1) will meet the St. Mary’s Pirates (3-6) on Saturday at Merchants Park in the first Tri-Peaks East doubleheader for Lamar. The first game is slated to begin at 11:00 am.