Archive for Wednesday, May 1, 2002

THS drops fourth straight with extra-inning loss

May 1, 2002

The game went into extra innings, and the Chieftains were on the road. But this time, Tonganoxie didn't enjoy an exciting finish.

Playing at Perry-Lecompton on Thursday, the THS went into 10 innings just as they did against Mill Valley two weeks earlier.

The Kaws, though, opened with a single in the bottom of the 10th and got the runner around for the 3-2 win. The loss marks Tonganoxie's fourth straight. THS is now 9-7 overall and 2-4 in the Kaw Valley League.

"In the second game we bounced back, but couldn't get key hits," said THS coach Mark Mall. "A lot of them hit balls right at somebody in the second game."

Game one didn't have much offense both teams were limited to two hits, but PLHS got the win, 2-1.

THS was 9-3 going into its doubleheader April 23 against Santa Fe Trail and had a 2-1 lead going into the sixth inning, but the Chargers churned out four runs in the sixth and one in the seventh for a 6-2 win.

Game two belonged to SFT, thanks to a five-run second. The Chargers, who stand in second place in the Kaw Valley League, went on to win, 8-1.

Tonganoxie could finish anywhere from third to fifth when regional seedings come out next week. Lansing, which is in THS's regional, played the Chieftains on Tuesday. THS finishes out the regular season at De Soto on Thursday.

"This week will be big for us," Mall said.

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