Archive for Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Ward clinches baseball title again; LHS third in softball

June 2, 2004

Kaw Valley League, please welcome the 2004 Class 4A baseball champions.

Bishop Ward throttled Andover-Central, 20-8, Saturday in the 4A finals for its second consecutive state title. Next year, the Cyclones will be a member of the Kaw Valley League.

Ward dropped Chanute, 9-7, in the quarterfinals Friday in Salina before squeaking past Wellington, 3-2, Saturday in the semifinals.

Current KVL member Santa Fe Trail finished tied for third with Wellington. The Chargers defeated Larned, 12-2, on Friday before losing to Andover, 6-5, on Saturday.

Ward finished the season at 20-5, while Trail finished its campaign at 21-4.

In other tournaments, Goddard dropped Lawrence-Free State in the Class 6A finals in Lawrence by a 5-4 score in eight innings.

Seaman blanked Great Bend, 13-0, in 5A after squeaking past Wichita-Carroll, 2-1, in the semifinals.

Seaman won its quarterfinal with another shutout, a 15-0 decision against KC-Washington.

In 3A, Lyons defeated Baxter Springs in a slugfest, 15-9.

Lyons defeated Hays' Thomas More Prep, 7-4, in the semifinals and Cherryvale, 10-5, in the quarterfinals before reaching the finals.

In Class 2-1A, Pittsburg-Colgan topped Oxford, 14-4, for the state title. Colgan defeated Lucas-Luray, 15-0, in the quarterfinals and Elkhart, 9-2, in the semifinals.

SOFTBALL

Defensive battles were the theme for Lansing at the 4A state tournament in Salina.

The Lions opened the tournament with a 1-0 victory against Colby.

Eventual champion Spring Hill beat Lansing, 3-1, in the semifinals, leaving LHS with a consolation contest against Clay Center.

With the wind blowing in all day, the Lions outlasted the Tigers, 1-0, in nine innings.

Lansing finished the season 19-7.

Olathe East defeated Olathe North, 3-0 for the 6A championship Saturday in Lawrence.

East held its opponents scoreless during the entire tournament. East also defeated Topeka High, 6-0, and Maize, 3-0.

In 5A, Wichita-Carroll defeated Hays, 5-2 after defeating Bishop-Miege, 10-0, and Ottawa, 2-0.

Silver Lake won its first 3A state title since 1999 after defeating Hays' Thomas More Prep, 1-0.

The Eagles also defeated Humboldt, 5-0, and Frontenac, 12-1.

And in Class 2-1A, St. Marys won a state crown for the fourth time in five years and its third straight.

The Bears' first three titles in that span came in 3A. Saturday, St. Marys defeated Udall, 6-1.

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