Collinsville defeated Granite City 7-2 Thursday in Southwestern Conference baseball action at Granite City.
Zach Mathes started on the bump for the Kahoks (17-12, 8-4 SWC) and pitched four innings, before yielding to Kyle Reeves, who finished the game and earned his fifth win. Reeves (5-2) is now tied with Tanner Houck (5-3) for the team lead in wins.
Reeves mother, Marci, has probably found a very special place in her heart for Aaron Peskar. Peskar had the go-ahead RBI for the Kahoks in a four-run sixth inning that broke a 2-2 tie with the Warriors (12-18, 5-7 SWC). The game-winning RBI was Peskar’s fifth in games pitched by Reeves, giving Marci’s son all five of his victories on the season.
The game was the second straight seven-run performance for a Kahok team that has struggled to string hits and runs together of late. Collinsville had 12 hits Thursday.
The victory earned a season split with Granite City. The Warriors topped the Kahoks 2-0 on April 15.
The game Thursday was delayed 2 1/2 hours for rain. When the team arrived, the tarp was being placed on the field, Collinsville Head Coach Pete Trapp said. The game started at 7 p.m.
“It took longer than they wanted to let the rain pass,” Trapp said. “But they did a great job of getting the field ready.”
Collinsville pays a visit to Busch Stadium Sunday to play Peoria Richwoods following the Cardinals v. Braves game, which begins at 1:15 p.m.