Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bryan, Zumwalt East Get Bats Going

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bryan, Zumwalt East Get Bats Going

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ST. PETERS * After letting a sizeable lead slip in an early season loss to Francis Howell North, Fort Zumwalt East junior second baseman said he and his teammates knew they couldn't let it happen again.

After allowing an early run, the host Lions poured it on in a 10- 1 win over Howell North on Friday.

"The last game was really tough, because we lost it in the last inning," Bryan said. "Being able to come back and play East baseball is a good feeling."

Howell North took the lead on a Tyler Stevenson RBI single in the top of the second, but the Lions roared back quickly and decisively.

East scored three third-inning runs. The tallies came on a Brendan Shields RBI triple, a Jordan Townsend RBI single and a Bryan run-scoring base hit.

Zumwalt East blew the game open with five fifth-inning runs to make it 8-1.

The big hit of the inning was Bryan's bases-loaded double to score two runs. Bryan, who went two-for-three with four RBI and a run scored, drew chalk off the right field line with his hit. …

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