They weren't things of beauty, but the St. Mary's baseball team emerged from the weekend with one win in three games to stand at 2-3.
Friday, Maple Valley Anthon-Oto held off the Panthers 5-4. Ryan Drey threw a four-hitter, but SM made four crucial errors to allow four unearned runs. The game was tied as late as the sixth, with MV scoring two in the borrom half, and SM only able to answer with one in the seventh. St. Mary's also took advantage of miscues, with just four singles including Evan Smith's RBI hit in the seventh.
Saturday, East Sac County's ace held the SM bats to four singles again to win 6-1. It was scorless into the third, and ES took control with 3 runs in the fourth and two in the fifth. Nolan Luhmann gave up only four hits, but walked seven batters and hit three more. Justin Cullen relieved. Cullen also had a bunt single.
The Panthers finished with a flourish, manufacturing runs on just four hits to dump Charter Oak-Ute 7-0. They jumped out with four runs in the third, batting around on just one hit as they circled the bases on steals, wild pitches, walks and errors. Nolan Luhmann had an RBI single, Connor Richardson a triple and Drey a double.
Jon Foell pitched five innings of four hit ball with no walks, and seven strikeouts. Richardson got the save.