WELLSVILLE, Mo. -- Pitching was at a premium as the Mark Twain baseball team stumbled in a 23-13 Eastern Missouri Conference loss to Wellsville on Thursday.
The teams combined for 15 extra-base hits, and each team scored six or more runs in an inning at least once.
A six-run outburst by Mark Twain in the fourth inning cut the deficit to 13-11. Preston Eckler and Loren Carlisle each had a two-run double in the frame. A steal of home in the top of the fifth by Mark Twain trimmed the deficit to one, but Wellsville responded with a seven-run inning.
Bradyn Hooley led Mark Twain with a three-run home run.
Wellsville 23, Mark Twain 13
Mark Twain 104 611--13 12 0
Wellsville 184 073--23 17 0
Kunkel, Williams (3), McMillen (5), Carlisle (5) and Hooley; Burton, Bunch (4), Ussery (4) and Wing. 2B--Mark Twain 5 (Kunkel, Carlisle, McMillen, Eckler, Williams), Wellsville 7 (Ussery 2, Burton, Oliver, Mccoy, Bunch, Wing). 3B--Mark Twain 1 (Hooley), Wellsville 1 (Ussery). HR--Mark Twain 1 (Hooley).