Winless Weekend for Hannibal Cavemen
The Hannibal Cavemen's season-opening dry spell continued over the weekend.
The local Prospect League squad opened its home season against the Terre Haute Rex in the drizzle Saturday night.
Hannibal scored first in fourth inning. Shortstop Brett Marr led off with a single, advanced to third on two wild pitches and scored on a single by designated hitter Ryan Snyder.
That run held up until the ninth when the Dans scored four runs off the Cavemen's bullpen. After tying the game on a ground out, second baseman Korie Vire put the game away with a bases loaded triple. 4-1 turned out to be the final score.
Jake Eikleberry shut out the Dans for eight innings. Reliever Connor Keating took the loss, facing three batters in the ninth, two of whom reached base and came around to score.
Sunday night, the scene shifted to Terre Haute, and the Rex shut out the Cavemen 4-0.
Four Rex pitchers combined to limit Hannibal to four hits. Starter Ethan Larrison pitched the first six innings and got the win.
Two of Terre Haute's runs were driven in by shortstop Andy DeJesus with a two-run double in the seventh.
Cavemen starter Elliott Stepanof gave up just one run and four hits in six innings of work and took the loss.
After a day off Monday, the Cavemen will look to improve their 0-5 record, as they return home to face the Danville Dans Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 6:35 p.m. You can listen to the webcasts by clicking here.