Crystal City, Herky collide in high school baseball on KJFF

(Herculaneum) Jefferson County Baseball returns Thursday on KJFF.

The Crystal City Hornets and Herculaneum Blackcats meet for a conference showdown with both teams looking for some momentum.

Crystal City has dropped back-to-back since winning two of their first 3 games.

But the Hornets have gotten a strong start at the plate from senior Nate Pruneau and can begin conference play 2-0 with a win Thursday.

Hornets head coach Zach Weiss says they’re still trying to put it all together.

Herculaneum has had strong hitting starts from juniors Rickey Johnson and Dylan Black, who have combined for a .442 batting average, 8 extra-base hits, 16 runs batted in and 13 runs scored.

But the Blackcats have won just two of their opening 8 games.

Head coach Ryan Dickerman says their lineup is capable of turning things around.

The Blackcats have won six of the last 7 meetings, but the Hornets did get a 5-1 win in a matchup last season.

Herculaneum hosts Crystal City in Jefferson County Baseball.

Coverage starts with the Flieg’s Equipment Pregame Show at 4:15 Thursday afternoon on AM 1400 KJFF.