St. Joe-Ogden scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday increase their lead to 5-2 and down Monticello at St. Joe-Ogden High School, and hand the Sages their first loss of the year.
Konnor Bundy and Nathan Mumm collected RBIs in a two-run second inning that put Monticello on the board first, but the Spartans answered with three in the bottom of the inning and never looked back.
Austin Hopper went six innings allowing five runs on nine hits and seven strikeouts.
Monticello falls to 10-1 on the season and will be back in action Thursday, hosting St. Joe-Ogden in more Okaw Valley Conference action.
The Sages will be back in action Friday as they travel to Decatur St. Teresa High School for a 4:30 start time.
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