Oakville seeking to extend its hot streak


With the District 10 Tournament nearing, the Oakville American Legion baseball team is looking to continue its hot streak when it takes on Perryville tonight — July 7 — at Heine Meine.

Oakville (18-16, 4-5 District 10) and Perryville met earlier this season and Oak-ville hammered out nine hits in a 10-5 win.

“They (Perryville) have got a few aggressive hitters and a pitcher that’s good at changing speeds on you,” Oakville head coach Matt Boyer told the Call.

The projected starting pitchers for Oak-ville in the double header against Perryville are Tim Kappel and J.R. Fogelbach.

Kappel is 3-1 overall with an impressive 2.68 earned run average. In his last outing June 25, Kappel threw a complete game of seven innings, giving up two runs on seven hits in a 7-2 win over St. Peters.

“Tim’s one of those four kids on our team that expects to finish a game when he’s on the mound,” Boyer explained. “Every time he’s out on the mound, he gives us a chance to win.”

Fogelbach has earned the reputation of a workhorse for Oakville this season after appearing in 12 games this season, including four starts. He currently is 3-0 overall with a 4.93 earned run average.

In his last outing against Festus June 28, Fogelbach took the no decision despite pitching six innings, giving up eight runs on 10 hits in a 10-9 win.

“In his last outing against Festus, he pitched very well,” Boyer explained. “If we had made a few plays defensively, we probably would have had them (Festus) down to about five runs.”

Oakville’s double-header against Perry-ville is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start with the second game slated for 8 p.m.