The Chariton Varsity baseball team lost a doubleheader against Centerville at Chariton on a hot night Monday night. The Varsity Chargers lost the first game, 12-1, in five innings and the nightcap, 16-5. The Chariton boys are now 5-15 overall.

Centerville 12 Chariton 1

In the first game, after a scoreless first inning Centerville scored seven runs in the second and five in the third to take a 12-0 lead. Chariton scored one run in the bottom of the fourth but couldn’t get any closer.

Aidan Mundt went the distance on the mound and took the loss. In five innings he gave up 12 runs, five earned, on 12 hits while striking out one and walking one.

Chariton had four hits at the plate along with just two strikeouts and one walk. They also committed two errors defensively while Centerville committed none.

Chariton left three runners on base and Centerville left four.

Center fielder Brady Hamilton went 2-3 with two singles. Shortstop Jackson Fisher went 1-2 with a single and a run scored. He also stole two bases.

Catcher Colbie Werts went 1-1 with a single and he was hit by a pitch. Third baseman Quenten Curtis went 0-2. First baseman Preston Lane went 0-2.

Second baseman Reid Walters went 0-1 with a walk. Left fielder Tyler Gookin went 0-2 and Mundt went 0-2. Right fielder P.J. Rich went 0-2.

Read the July 4, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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