2009 Baseball

Row 1: Managers. Row 2: Austin Hatfield, Ast. Coaches Lewis and Wheeler, Dathan Typaldos, Colin Parker, Alex
Singleton, Jacob Rockhold, Clayton Dahlberg, Tommy Hargrave, Coach Mapel, Jacob Lewis, Brenden Bonderer,
Row 3: Connor Ruoff, Kayleb Berry, Connor Dixon, Lambert Eller, Chase Fantazia, Dalton McMullen, Bryce Young,
Seth Lowe, A. J. VanHoutan, Jake Meyers, Connor Lindley, Gabe Jeffries, Logan Crosser, Mason Moore.
Row 4: Evan Miller, Blake Stephens, Jared McCauslin, Evan Metry, Zach Douglas, Josh Thieme, Darien Lame,
Alex Thompson, Justin VanHoutan

12-7 overall, 4-3 in MEC
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2009 Midland Empire Conference  
     Savannah 7 - 0
     St Joseph Benton 6 - 1
     Chillicothe 4 - 3
     St Joseph Lafayette 3 - 4
     Cameron 3 - 4
     Maryville 3 - 4
     Smithville 2 - 5
     St Joseph LeBlond 0 - 7
3/23/09 Chillicothe 3, at Lawson 2 (8 innings)
     Chillicothe scored the winning run in the 8th inning to beat Lawson 3-2 on the road in the season opener. Lawson opened the scoring in the 1st on a walk that was then drove in on a line drive double just over the 1st baseman's head. Chillicothe responded with a Blake Stephens 5th inning home run to tie the game. Lawson responded with a run in the bottom of the 5th. Chillicothe tied the game again in the 6th when Stephens drove in Chase Fantazia. The Hornets won the game in the 8th when Fantasia's RBI single scored pinch runner Alex Thompson.
     Coach Dave Mapel was pleased with his team and with his pitchers. Colin Parker picked up the start and went 4 innings, with 8 strike outs. Alex Singleton picked up the win, striking out four in four innings work.
     Tuesday's game with Richmond has been postponed.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Runs Hits
Chillicothe 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 6
Lawson 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4

 Blake Stephens HR, S; Colin Parker D, S; Alex Singleton D; Chase Fantazia S
Pitching: Start: Colin Parker (4 innings, 1 run, 2 hits, 8 strike outs, no decision)
               Win: Alex Singleton (4 innings, 1 run, 2 hits, 4 strike outs)

3/25/09 Chillicothe 10, at Savannah 7
     Chillicothe's Tommy Hargrave took Savannah Ace Travis Partridge downtown, clearing the center field fence for a solo home run to help the Hornets beat the Savages 10-7 at Savannah.
     "I was extremely pleased with the way we hit the ball." stated Hornets coach Dave Mapel. "We were so much more patient and focused than we were Monday. We stayed back and waited. When we found the pitch we wanted to hit, we exploded our hits into the swing. As a result the ball came jumping off the bat."
     Clayton Dahlberg went four innings and picked up the win, allowing four hits and walking six. Chase Fantazia went the final three innings to earn the save.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Chillicothe 0 1 2 0 3 4 0 10 9
Savannah 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 7 7

 Alex Singleton Triple, 2 Singles; Tommy Hargrave Home Run, Single; Colin Parker Double, Single; Bryce Young 2 Singles
Pitching: Win: Clayton Dahlberg (4 innings, 4 runs, 4 hits, 6 walks, 1 strike out)
               Save: Chase Fantazia (3 innings, 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strike outs)

4/1/09 Chillicothe 13, LeBlond 0 (Conference)
     Chillicothe won their MEC opener with a 13-1 win over St Joseph LeBlond in 5 innings. Chillicothe is now 3-0 overall and 1-0 in MEC play. Alex Singleton led the hitting parade with a 4-for-4 performance. Colin Parker picked up the win on the mound for the Hornets, who compete in the Marshall Tournament on Friday and Saturday
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
LeBlond 0 0 0 1 0 x x 1 5
Chillicothe 5 2 1 5 x x x 13 15

Leading Hitters
 Alex Singleton 4/4, 4 singles; Tommy Hargrave 2 singles, Blake Stephens Double, Single, Blake Stephens Double, Single, Josh Rockhold double, single, Bryce Young Double
Pitching: Win: Colin Parker

4/3 & 4/09 - Marshall Tournament-1st

     Chillicothe used strong pitching to go 3-1 and win the Marshall Tournament for the second straight year. Chillicothe and Grain Valley both finished 3-1 but Chillicothe's win over Grain Valley gave the tournament title to Chillicothe.

Chillicothe 11, Grain Valley 3
     Chillicothe opened play Friday with hot bats, scoring 4 in the first and 6 in the second inning to beat Grain Valley 11-3. Chillicothe had 17 hits including four singles from Bryce Young, two doubles and two singles from Jacob Rockhold and a double and two singles from Alex Singleton.
      Clayton Dahlberg allowed three hits in five innings, striking out three and walking seven. Chase Fantazia picked up the save with two innings of no-hit relief.
Chillicothe 6, Pleasant Hill 4
     Chillicothe scored three in the third, two in the fifth and one in the seventh to beat Pleasant Hill. Singleton started the game but didn't get the win, Fantazia started the bottom of the fifth, giving up no runs on one hit and striking out three to pick up the win. Singleton had three singles to lead the Hornets, who finished with 11 hits
Knob Noster 6, Chillicothe 3
     Sophomore Blake Stephens started his first game of the season for Chillicothe with Fantazia in relief. Coach Dave Mapel says things just were clicking for the Hornets. "We just weren't able to help the two out in the field. We made a couple of defensive mistakes and poor decisions, we left the bases loaded twice." Mapel also admitted to mistakes on his end during the game.
Chillicothe 1, Marshall 0
     Colin Parker threw a two-hit five inning shut out for the win against Marshall, which was shortened to five innings due to lightening and impending rain. Chillicothe scored the winning run in the top of the fifth inning.

     Chillicothe and Grain Valley both finished 3-1, but Chillicothe earned the tournament trophy by virtue of their win over Grain Valley. Chillicothe is now 6-1 on the season.


4/7/09 at St Joseph Benton 5, Chillicothe 4
     A rocky start to the game cost Chillicothe the game, losing at Benton 5-4 in a non-conference contest. Benton jumped on top with a 5-run first inning with one hit, five walks and one hit batsman. Chillicothe changed pitchers in the 2nd and gave up just four more hits, all singles, to shut out the Cardinals the remainder of the game

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Chillicothe 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 7
Benton 5 0 0 0 0 0 x 5 5

Chillicothe: Bryce Young: single, single; Alex Singleton: single; Jacob Rockhold: single, single; Tommy Hargrave: single; Chase Fantazia: single. RBI: Colin Parker, Jacob Rockhold (3).

4/8/09 Chillicothe 6, at St Joseph Lafayette 5
     Chillicothe's Chase Fantazia pitched a complete game to help the Hornets beat Lafayette in St Joseph 6-5 in a non-conference game. Lafayette had the tying run on 3rd in the bottom of the 7th but strong defense backing up Fantazia's pitching helped secure the Hornet win.
     "Chase threw extremely well." stated Hornets coach Dave Mapel. "He struggled a bit in the 1st and 3rd innings but he kept his composure and battle back with a very nice 6th and 7th innings to hold off a very good and improved Lafayette team."
     Mapel was also pleased with his team's hitting and base running, stating it was good to be able to mix in the veterans with the younger players. The Hornets improve to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in Midland Empire Conference play.


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Chillicothe 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 6 10
Lafayette 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 4

Chillicothe: Bryce Young-single, RBI; Alex Singleton-single, Colin Parker-double, Clayton Dahlberg-2 singles, 2 RBIs; Blake Stephens-single, RBI; Chase Fantazia-single, 2 RBIs; Jared McCauslin-2 singles
Winning Pitcher: Chase Fantazia 4 hits, 6 strike outs, 5 walks.

4/16/09 Chillicothe 10, at Cameron 5
     Chillicothe lit up Cameron for 13 hits including home runs from Bryce Young and Tommy Hargrave to down the Dragons 10-5 in a Midland Empire Conference game. Chillicothe scored in each of the first 6 innings to jump out to an early lead.
     Colin Parker got the start and picked up the win with Clayton Dahlberg in mid-relief and Chase Fantazia getting the save. "Since we haven't played for a while, we wanted to throw 2-3 pitchers to get them back into the swing of things" commented Hornets coach Dave Mapel. "I was very please with our hitting and our defense. Bryce (Young) and Tommy (Hargrave) hit rockets to right center field for home runs. Clayton (Dahlberg) just missed a homer to dead center field."
     Chillicothe improves to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in MEC play. The Hornets face Lafayette Monday to open play in the Pony Express Tournament in St Joseph


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Chillicothe 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 10 13
Cameron 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 5 6

Bryce Young: Home Run, Single; Alex Singleton 2 singles; Jacob Rockhold single; Colin Parker 3 singles; Clayton Dahlberg Double; Chase Fantazia Double, Single; Tommy Hargrave Home Run; Conner Lindley Single. RBIs: Young (3), Parker (3), Dahlberg (2), Hargrave (2)
Winning Pitcher: Colin Parker Save: Chase Fantazia

Pony Express Tournament - 5th place (3 games)
4/20/09 Lafayette 9, Chillicothe 5 (Tournament)
     Chillicothe gave up homeruns in the 1st and 4th innings to Lafayette's Caruthers and lost to the Irish 9-5 in the opening round of the Pony Express Tournament. Lafayette scored four in the first and four more in the fourth inning to help build a 9-0 lead before Chillicothe scored four in the sixth and one in the seventh innings. Clayton Dahlberg took the loss with Chase Fantazia in relief. "Clayton threw well" stated Hornets coach Dave Mapel "he showed me that his confidence had returned, but we didn't provide him with a very solid defense." Maple stated his team should of been out of the first inning 1-2-3 instead of allowing four runs. "I don't have a problem when we make aggressive errors, but three errors on fairly simple lays is inexcusable." stated Mapel.

     Chillicothe faces Cameron in the consolation semifinals on Tuesday.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Chillicothe 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 7
Lafayette 4 0 0 4 1 0 x 9 9

Chillicothe: Bryce Young: Home Run; Alex Singleton 2 singles; Jacob Rockhold single; Clayton Dahlberg Double; Brett Stephens: 2 singles. RBIs: Young, Rockhold, Colin Parker, Jared McCauslin, Connor Lindley

4/21/09 Chillicothe 16, Cameron 7 (Tournament)
     Chillicothe's bats were hot, collecting 18 hits and beating Cameron 16-7 to advance to the consolation final of the Pony Express Tournament in St Joseph. Cameron built and early 5-0 lead before Chillicothe started their offensive onslaught in the bottom of the 2nd inning. "We still struggled a bit defensively, but I was extremely happy with our ability to stay focused and come back" commented coach Dave Mapel. "We finally dusted off our bats and used them like we're capable of."
     The Hornets had a two home runs, triple, five doubles and ten singles. Alex Singleton picked up the win and Chase Fantazia the save for the Hornets, who face LeBlond for the consolation game on the 23rd at 4:30pm

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Cameron 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 7 9
Chillicothe 0 2 4 1 6 3 x 16 18

Chillicothe: Bryce Young double; Alex Singleton triple, 2 doubles; Colin Parker double, 2 singles; Clayton Dahlberg home run, single; Jacob Rockhold single; Chase Fantazia double, 2 singles; Blake Stephens home run; A. J. VanHoutan 3 singles, Jared McCauslin single  RBIs: Young, Singleton (2), Parker (2), Dahlberg (3), Fantazia (2), Stephens, VanHoutan (2), McCauslin (2), Connor Lindley
Winning Pitcher: Alex Singleton, Save: Chase Fantazia.

4/23/09 Chillicothe 10, LeBlond 3 (Tournament)
    Chillicothe Senior Colin Parker allowed just three runs off five hits to pick up a complete game win over St Joseph LeBlond 10-3 to win consolation in the Pony Express Tournament.
     "Colin threw very well and had his fast ball and curve working pretty good" commented coach Dave Mapel. "They couldn't catch up to his fast ball and when they did get a few hits, his curve kept them off balance".
      At the plate, Chillicothe #9 batter Connor Lindley picked up his first home run of the season and added a double and four RBIs to lead the Hornets offense.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
LeBlond 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 5
Chillicothe 1 2 0 4 3 0 x 10 12

Bryce Young: double, Alex Singleton: double, single; Colin Parker 2 singles; Clayton Dahlberg: double; Jacob Rockhold single; Blake Stephens: triple, single; Jared McCauslin single; Connor Lindley home run, double
 RBIs: Singleton (3), Parker, Dahlberg, A. J. VanHoutan, Lindley (4)
Winning Pitcher: Colin Parker: 3 runs, 5 hits, 6 strike outs.

4/28/09 at Chillicothe 13, St Joseph Lafayette 10
     Chillicothe scored in every inning and hung on to beat Lafayette 13-10. "If you would have told me that we'd score in every inning and still struggle to win, I wouldn't have believed it" comments Hornets coach Dave Mapel.
     The Hornets ran into trouble in the 5th inning when Lafayette lit up the Hornets for 8 runs. Colin Parker started the game but ran into trouble in the 5th. Mapel brought in Alex Singleton who finished the game and picked up the win. "I am really pleased with our never give up attitude" stated Mapel. "We could have easily checked it in after the fifth inning but we battled back and came in with a pair of runs then four more to tie and go ahead for the win."
     Chillicothe improves to 11-3 overall and 3-0 in MEC play.


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Lafayette 0 1 0 1 8 0 0 10 9
Chillicothe 3 1 2 1 2 4 x 13 14


Chillicothe: Bryce Young: 2 singles; Colin Parker 2 singles; Jacob Rockhold triple, double, single; Blake Stephens double, 2 singles; Tommy Hargrave 3 singles, Connor Lindley double
 RBIs: Young, Parker, Rockhold (4), Stephens (2), Hargrave (2), Lindley

*Kearney Tournament Cancelled*


5/5/09 at Maryville 12, Chillicothe 5
     Chillicothe jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the top of the first but couldn't hold it, falling at Maryville 10-5.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Chillicothe 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 8
Maryville 3 0 3 2 1 3 x 12 11


Chillicothe: Alex Singleton: triple, single; Colin Parker 2 singles; Jacob Rockhold: single; Blake Stephens: double, single; Conner Lindley: 2 singles; Seth Lowe single
 RBIs: Singleton, Parker (2), Rockhold, A. J. VanHoutan.
Pitchers: Alex Singleton (loss), Chase Fantazia.

5/7/09 Benton 4, Chillicothe 3
     Chillicothe had no extra base hits and stranded six runners, falling to Benton 4-3. "If you would have told me that Colin (Parker) would give up only four hits to Benton, I would have told you we won the game" commented Hornets coach Dave Mapel.
    The winning run was scored on a squeeze bunt in the top half of the 4th by St Joseph Benton.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Benton 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 4
Chillicothe 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 10

Bryce Young 2 singles; Alex Singleton single; Colin Parker 2 singles; Jacob Rockhold 2 singles; Blake Stephens single; Chase Fantazia single, Jared McCauslin single
 RBIs: Parker, Rockhold, Stephens
Pitchers: Colin Parker (loss)

5/11/09 Savannah 4, at Chillicothe 2
     Chillicothe's losing skid reached three games with a 4-2 home loss to Savannah. "We struggled early on with the Savannah pitcher" commented Hornets Coach Dave Mapel. "We seemed late on swinging the bat. We really didn't hit him until the 7th inning".


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Savannah 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 6
Chillicothe 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 10

Chillicothe: Bryce Young 2 singles; Alex Singleton double, single; Clayton Dahlberg single; Jacob Rockhold double, single; Chase Fantazia single, Tommy Hargrave double, Connor Lindley double.
 RBIs: Hargrave, Lindley
Pitchers: Colin Parker (loss) three innings: three runs, two hits, one error , Chase Fantazia (relief) four innings: one run, four hits, one error


5/12/09 Chillicothe 1, Smithville 0
     Chillicothe's Bryce Young started the game with a double. It would be the only hit of the game for the Hornets, but it would be enough as the Hornets beat Smithville 1-0 in a pitchers dual. Young advanced to third when Alex Singleton grounded out then scored on a wild pitch.
      Clayton Dahlberg picked up the win, allowing just two singles with three strike outs and three walks in the five inning game that ended early due to rain. Chillicothe is now 12-6 overall and 4-3 in MEC play. They take on Macon Saturday in the first round of Districts in Boonville.


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Smithville 0 0 0 0 0 x x 0 2
Chillicothe 1 0 0 0 0 x x 1 1

Chillicothe: Bryce Young double
RBIs: Colin Parker
Pitchers: Clayton Dahlberg (win) 0 runs, 2 hits, 3 strike outs, 3 walks, 0 errors

5/16/09 Macon 4, Chillicothe 0 at Boonville District
     Chillicothe's season came to a sudden end with a 4-0 loss to Macon in the opening round of the district tournament in Boonville. Macon scored on a home run in the 5th then added one in the 6th and 2 in the seventh. Chillicothe ends the season 12-7 and 4-3 in conference play

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits
Macon 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 6
Chillicothe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6


Chillicothe: Bryce Young single, Alex Singleton double, Clayton Dahlberg single, Jacob Rockhold double, Blake Stephens single, Tommy Hargrave double
Pitchers: Colin Parker (loss) 4 runs, 6 hits, 4 strike outs, 5 walks


2009 Midland Empire Conference Team

First Team
P Austin Garton Benton Sr
P Josh Carrithers Lafayette Sr
P Blake McFadden Savannah Fr
C A. Nellestein LeBlond Jr
IF Ryan Pinson Benton Sr
IF Alex Singleton Chillicothe Sr
IF Adam Keeney Lafayette Jr
IF Caleb Riekhof Savannah Sr
IF Travis Partridge Savannah Sr
OF Jake Kretzer Benton Sr
OF Bryce Young Chillicothe Jr
UP Blake Levins Cameron Sr
UP Adam Mattson Maryville Sr
DH Tom Contreras Benton Sr
DH Kellin Smith Lafayette Sr
Second Team
P Jake Kretzer Benton Sr
P Colin Parker Chillicothe Sr
P Travis Partridge Savannah Sr
C Lee McFadden Savannah Sr
IF Scott Hedden Benton Sr
IF Alex Burnett Cameron Sr
IF Colin Parker Cameron Sr
IF Ben Hiserote Lafayette Jr
OF Sean Skilling Cameron Sr
OF Michael Scanlan Savannah Sr
OF Jacob Castagno Smithville Fr
UP Colin Parker Chillicothe Sr
UP Chris Erickson Lafayette So
DH Mitchell Gonsalves Smithville Fr
Honorable Mention
P Grand Richardson Lafayette Jr
P Adam Mattson Maryville Sr
P Travis Smither Savannah Sr
C Levi Grassley Cameron Jr
C Jacob Rockhold Chillicothe Sr
C Chase Brewer Smithville So
IF Chase Fantazia Chillicothe Jr
IF Mitch Gallagher Maryville Sr
IF Gage Hayes Maryville Sr
IF Reece Ponak Smithville Fr
OF Matt Prichett Benton So
OF Blake Stephens Chillicothe So
OF Tyrai Skeen Lafayette So
UP Matt Pritchett Benton So

Post Season Team Awards
Pitching Award:
Colin Parker (3rd year) and Chase Fantazia
Offensive Award: Alex Singleton (3rd year)
Defensive Outfielder Award: Bryce Young (2nd year)

Defensive Infielder Award: Tommy Hargrave

Most Improved Award: Blake Stephens

Coaches Award: Alex Singleton

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