Truman got a much needed gem from starting pitcher Alex Khan.
After the Patriots score one run in the second, third and fourth innings, Khan helped his team hold the lead in a 3-2 Suburban Large Seven baseball win over host St. Joseph Central Friday.
The senior tossed a complete game and allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out six for the win.
Nate Camby went 2-for-3 with, two doubles, a run and an RBI and Jaden Evans had two hits for the Patriots (9-11, 3-5 Large Seven).
“Alex Khan threw the ball extremely well at St Joe and Nate Camby got some confidence back with two doubles,” Truman coach Corey Lathrom said. “The defense made two timely double plays to get us out of jams. It was nice to get the season split after getting beat 12-2 earlier in the season at home.”
OAK PARK 15, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 13: William Chrisman couldn’t make an early 9-0 lead stand up in a Suburban Middle Seven home loss to Oak Park.
The Bears scored seven runs in the second inning to go up 9-0 but the Northmen scored two runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and eight in the fifth to grab a 13-12 lead. Oak Park added single runs in each of the last two innings and held off the Bears (5-13, 2-6).
Dawson Herl was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, Billy Ross and Jordan Mabie each had a hit and two RBIs, Mathew Miller and Ralph Covington each had three hits and Connor Yeisley was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Bears, who outhit the Northmen 15-9.
The Bears helped Oak Park with five errors as just six of the 15 runs allowed were earned.