Hungry to generate offense, Collinsville found a perfect partner in the East St. Louis pitching staff Thursday afternoon in East St. Louis.
After averaging 2.33 runs over their previous 12 games, the Kahoks (15-10, 7-4 Southwestern Conference) put 20 on the board against the Flyers (2-11, 0-11 SWC), including eight in the first inning.
Collinsville used 15 players and collected 14 hits on the day. In addition to the eight first inning runs, the Kahoks scored three more in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth and six in the fifth.
The Flyers run was the second they scored in conference play this season. They also found home plate in a 16-1 loss at Edwardsville on May 1.
After three pitchers combined to no hit East St. Louis on April 8 at Fletcher Field, Justin Anson pitched all five innings for Collinsville Thursday. In addition to the one run, Anson allowed three hits and struck out eight. He did not walk a batter.
Collinsville travels to Springfield for a doubleheader Saturday against Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin. First pitch is at 10 a.m.