Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

10-1 Wentzville Win Ends Losing Streak

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

10-1 Wentzville Win Ends Losing Streak

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It's about time.

That's the feeling Wentzville manager Todd Lamb had after his East Missouri Baseball Association team beat the St. Charles White Sox 10-1 Sunday.

The victory for Wentzville (5-7) snapped a six-game losing skid.

"It's nice to get back on the winning track again," said Lamb, whose team won four of its first five to open the season. "Our biggest problem has been our schedule. With the byes, the All Star break, the holidays and the rainouts, we just haven't been playing with any regularity. When you play once every third week, it's tough.

"But today, we put things together and now, hopefully, we can get it going a little for the playoffs."

Wentzville broke open a 1-1 game with four runs in the third. Lamb's team added two in fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Wentzville was paced offensively by Gerard Washington (two hits, three RBIs), Tim Pyke (two hits, two RBIs), Steve Faron (two hits, two RBIs) and David Haake (two hits, one RBI). Jeff Bollman pitched the complete-game victory, scattering seven hits while striking out 10.

"Jeff pitched an outstanding game," Lamb said. "We hit the ball and we made the plays. After (dropping a doubleheader at Elsberry) last week, we really needed to win this one. I was probably the only guy who was pressing, but I think we all feel a lot better about ourselves now that we've won again."

The White Sox, who slipped to 2-13, were paced by Andy Morris (two hits, one RBI). Brian Speas started and took the loss.

In other Sunday action:

St. Paul 12, O'Fallon Browns 7 - The Browns (1-12) gave the visitors a bit of a scare before falling Sunday.

"I figured we'd start off kind of slow since we hadn't played in three weeks," St. Paul player/manager A.J. Koenig said. "But when it was 7-7 in the eighth, I was concerned. I was worried."

But St. Paul (6-7) erupted, scoring four runs after two were out in the eighth to pull away.

Nine of St. Paul's 12 runs Sunday came after two were out.

"I just can't figure this team out," Koenig said. "Our first two outs of the eighth came on the easiest ground balls you've ever seen. But then Eric Sachs and Jeff Schipper rip back-to-back doubles and we end up getting four runs. …

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