Blue Devils start fast in 9-1 win
ST. MARYS — Yielding six runs in the first two innings, Creston couldn’t overcome the rough start in a 9-1 loss to Class 1A eighth-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys Monday night.
The defending state champion Blue Devils improved to 23-8 for the season. Junior pitcher Eddy Kraber improved to 7-3 for the season, leaving with a 9-0 lead after five innings.
Brandon Phipps took the loss for Creston, relieved by eighth-grader Chase Shiltz in the second inning. Shiltz went 4 2/3 innings, yielding only two earned runs with five strikeouts and three walks.
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