Archive for Wednesday, May 4, 2005

THS baseball splits with Perry

May 4, 2005

The Tonganoxie High baseball played its best when the Chieftains were wearing their rally caps.

In game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader at Perry-Lecompton, the Chieftains battled back from a 6-2 deficit. Tonganoxie scored 11 runs in the final three innings for a 13-6 win, the Chieftains' first against a Kaw Valley League opponent.

"We finally woke up our bats I guess you can say," THS coach Andy Gilner said.

In the first game, Tonganoxie actually had a 2-0 lead, but THS couldn't hold onto the lead and fell, 6-2.

"It wasn't that we broke down totally defensively but we had some mental lapses," Gilner said.

That changed in the second game. Tonganoxie held off Perry-Lecompton in the final three innings as the Chieftains snapped an eight-game losing streak.

"The middle infield turned two double plays," Gilner said. "That was pleasing."

THS lost earlier in the week to Santa Fe Trail, 14-0 and 11-3.

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