Chieftains score first win of year
Tonganoxie's baseball team captured its first win of the season Thursday, beating Perry-Lecompton, 14-4, at Perry.
The Chieftains controlled the game from the start, quickly jumping out to a 1-0 lead after the first.
Tonganoxie led 2-0 after two.
In the third, Tonganoxie capitalized on four walks to drive in six runs. In the inning, the Chieftains had two stolen bases and two hits, including a double from Pat Weyer.
Perry-Lecompton tried to answer, but the Chieftain defense was too much for the team as it stopped the Kaw's rally at two runs.
Tonganoxie then scored six more runs to win in five innings.
Kyle Rodell went 1-2 from the plate and had three steals. Kyle Wedel went 3-4, including a double.
Kelly Woelk took the win for the Chieftains. He pitched all five innings, striking out four batters and walking one.
The Chieftains also appeared to be in the driver's seat early in the nightcap, after another third inning explosion saw the team go up 7-4 after three.
But this time the Chieftains weren't able to stifle the Kaw's comeback, and they lost the game, 9-7.
Walters took the loss, but threw seven strikeouts. He walked four.
At the plate, Brad Reischman went 1-3 with two RBIs. Matt Alexander went 1-4 and had one RBI and one steal.
The team lost its Tuesday twin bill with Santa Fe Trail, the first game by a score of 9-1 and the second by a score of 19-1.
The Chieftains used six pitchers in the doubleheader, but none could find the answer for Santa Fe's smoking bats.
The team had 14 hits in the two games, and it put runners on base 26 times. Meanwhile, the Chieftains only had one hit in the first game on a Kyle Rodell sixth-inning double. They had three in game two. The team's record is now 1-10.