Frontenac tops Nevada in season opener with 7-run 6th inning

The Raiders score 7 in the 6th Monday to beat Nevada 8-1.

NEVADA, Mo. – (WATCH) Frontenac tops Nevada 8-1 in their first game of the season Monday night.

“For the first time out, there were a lot of good things we’ll take from it. I feel like we beat a good ball club tonight. Our bats came alive a little bit. We played good defense behind our pitchers. I thought out pitchers threw well. They competed and they were in the zone,” says Frontenac head coach Bill Sullivan, “There are some things we have to clean up. You always find those things after game one. One of the things is backward K’s. We have to give ourselves a chance. We have some good hitters and we have to give ourselves a chance when we’ve got two strikes on us.”

Monday’s game was scoreless until the 5th inning.

The Raiders scored 1 in the 5th to break a scoreless tie, before pulling away with 7 runs in the 6th.

“We were just getting comfortable seeing more live pitching,” Sullivan says of the team’s big 6th inning, “With the weather being the way it’s been, there are guys who haven’t seen a lot of that. We settled in and got comfortable and put some good swings on it.”

Mario Menghini had a team-high 3 hits Monday with 2 RBI’s. Collin McCartney drove in two runs, while Logan Myers also collected 2 RBI’s batting second in the order.

“We had runners on base and he came through several times. That’s what we’re looking for out of that spot,” Sullivan says of Myers, “We’re happy with how things went, but we’re going to work on getting better from this point on.”