Belleville West bounced back from a disappointing loss to Edwardsville by defeating visiting Collinsville 4-3 on Thursday in a Southwestern Conference game.
The Maroons won on senior Aaron Meyer's RBI single with two outs in the seventh to make a winner out of junior Parker Beine.
Beine went the distance, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits, with two walks and four strikeouts as he improved to 4-3.
Senior Nick Van Osdale was 2-for-3 for West (12-8, 5-3 SWC). Senior Tanner Houck, a Missouri recruit, took the loss for Collinsville (10-6, 2-4). Houck yielded four runs (two earned) in six innings, walked one and fanned four.
The Maroons were coming off an 8-2, eight-inning loss to Edwardsville on Wednesday. West was one out from victory in that game, but the Tigers scored a run to tie it, then busted out for five runs in the eighth.
Belleville East 4, Granite City 3
Senior Brad Hoguet did it all for the winning Lancers as they nipped the visiting Warriors.
Hoguet allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings and was 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead East (13-8, 5-3 SWC). He leveled his record at 3-3 while walking two and striking out five.
Senior Marty Brunk had two hits for the Lancers and senior Danny Snyder had two RBIs.
Granite City (9-10, 3-4), which made things interesting in the seventh when it scored two runs, got two hits and an RBI from junior Chad Spanberger. Sophomore Ryan Steen (4-2) was the losing pitcher.
Edwardsville 8, Alton 1
The host Tigers broke open a scoreless game by scoring seven runs in the fourth inning and cruised to an SWC win.
The victory was the 10th in a row for Edwardsville (16-6, 6-2 SWC).
Senior Alec Pizzini was 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Edwardsville, while junior Alex Meyers was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Senior Jordan Heckler added two RBIs for the Tigers.
Senior Cole Hagen was the winning pitcher. Hagen (5-0) permitted one run (earned) on three hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out three.
Alton (15-5, 2-4) had just four hits: a double by senior Ray Bailey and singles by senior Matt Halliday, junior Clint Cress and sophomore Matt Hopkins.
Senior Brad Henry was the Redbirds' losing pitcher. Henry was unable to survive the Tigers' fourth-inning onslaught and fell to 4-1.
Althoff 5, Centralia 3
Junior Luke Frazier was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while sophomore Ben Hankammer and junior Grant Strieker each had two hits as the host Crusaders defeated Centralia in a South Seven Conference game.
Senior Atlee Champion added a run-scoring double for the Crusaders (9-10, 1-4 South Seven).
Senior Bryce Richter (5-3) was the winning pitcher. Richter allowed two runs (earned) on six hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out three.
Althoff led 4-0 after five innings and handed the loss to Orphans junior Mason McReaken. Centralia is 7-9 and 3-2.
Belleville West 9, Collinsville 3
Brittney Barlow was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs as the Maroons pasted the Kahoks in an SWC tilt.
Barlow, a senior, also threw a complete game, allowing three runs (two earned). Barlow (4-3) walked three and struck out three.
The Maroons pounded out 12 hits and hung the loss on junior Jessica Ledford (3-6). Rebecca Touchette also had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for West (9-6, 2-3). Megan Glaeser had a two-run homer.
Alton 5, Edwardsville 2
Morgan Butler quieted Edwardsville's bats, holding the Tigers to two runs (one earned) with two walks and two strikeouts. Butler also drove in a run for the Redbirds (16-3, 4-2 SWC).
The Tigers are 12-3 and 4-2.
Columbia 2, Althoff 0
Sophomores Lauren Kaempfe and Lauren Tolan scored goals for the host Eagles as they blanked Althoff.
Freshman Claire Foster posted the shutout in goal, turning away 14 shots to help Columbia improve to 8-8.
Althoff, meanwhile, suffered its third shutout loss in the last four games as it slipped to 10-8-1. Freshman Emily Lassman was in goal for the Crusaders.
O'Fallon 3, Francis Howell 0
Senior Lauren Knight scored her 18th and 19th goals of the season as the Panthers won a Pool C game in the Francis Howell North Shootout.
Sophomore Megan Burke had seven saves in goal.