CMU Baseball Loses Two Games to Avila
FAYETTE, MO -- The Avila baseball team defeated Central Methodist in two Heart of America Athletic Conference games on Saturday at Estes Field. Central Methodist (8-14, 3-7 HAAC) lost by scores of 9-0 and 1-0 in eight innings to Avila (24-5, 8-2 HAAC).
In game one, Avila scored four runs in the first inning. Hector Gonzalez had a two-run single to right field during the frame. Avila added two runs in the fifth and three in the seventh for the final margin.
Avila's Chris Thomas (7-1) picked up the win, tossing a complete game, two-hit shutout.
Central Methodist's Rhett Quinlan (2-3) dropped the decision. He allowed six earned runs on 10 hits in six innings.
A pitching duel between Avila's Jason Paul and Central Methodist's Drew Greiwe highlighted the second contest as both teams remained scoreless through seven innings. The visitors finally got on the board in the eighth inning with a bases loaded sacrifice fly by Corwin Patis.
Central Methodist's Dustin Ray led off the bottom of the inning with a walk and stole second base but was called out by the home plate umpire on batter's interference. Brennen Wood later got aboard after being plunked, but a strikeout in the next-at bat ended the threat and the game for the home team.
Paul (7-1) earned the second-game victory on the mound, throwing a complete game, four-hit shutout.
Ryan Revoir (0-3) suffered the loss, allowing one earned run on two hits in one inning of relief pitching. Greiwe got a no-decision after pitching seven innings and allowing zero runs on seven hits.
Central Methodist will travel to Hannibal-LaGrange for a doubleheader on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.