PAULLINA - South O'Brien hosted Unity Christian in a War Eagle Conference baseball game here on Monday, and the Wolverines topped their conference rivasl by an 8-2 score behind the one-hit pitching of Zane Roberts.
SOS Coach Heath Reichle was pleased with his team's effort Monday. "We played a very solid game to start off our last week of WEC baseball," he said. "Other than the 6th inning, when we made two errors, we really played a complete game. Zane Roberts looked great on the mound. He had his command tonight, and he was really locked in. When he works ahead in the count, he's very difficult to hit against. He does a good job of pitching and not just throwing."
Robefts allowed only two unearned runs in seven innings of pitching, giving up just one hit, while walking two and striking out five.
Sophomores Michael Callahan and Bret Puhrmann each hit solo home runs fpr the Wolverines - Callahan's eighth home run of the year and Puhrmann's second. Sam Weber had two hits, including a double, and drove across three runs for South O'Brien. the ball hard tonight, drove in 3 runs and added a stolen base.
Cincluded Coach Reichle, "When we get an effort from our entire line-up, we can be pretty good offensively. We need to go into our last three conference games this week with the same aggressive approach that we played this game.
Tanner Matthews was great behind the plate again tonight. He's one of the best defensive catchers in the conference. He blocks as well as anyone and he's very difficult to run on. He's also done a great job of working with our pitching coach, Chas Biery, and our pitchers."