Tonganoxie swept by Piper
Tonganoxie finally was back on the baseball field.
After doubleheaders with Jeff West and Basehor-Linwood were canceled last week, the Chieftains returned to action for the first time since March 29 when THS opened the season with a doubleheader sweep of Bonner Springs.
The Chieftains looked to sweep Piper on Monday in Tonganoxie's first doubleheader at home. But the Pirates weren't the best of guests.
Tonganoxie lost the first game, 10-3 and the second, 11-3, dropping the Chieftains to 2-2 on the season.
PHS led, 3-1, after three innings and broke the game open with a five-run fourth. Piper extended its lead to 10-1 in the seventh. Tonganoxie tried to rally in the bottom of the seventh, but could only muster two runs.
Blaize Oelschlaeger and Jace Waters each hit doubles for Tonganoxie, two of six hits for the Chieftains in the first game. Tonganoxie left six runners on base compared to three for Piper.
In game 2, the teams were tied at two after two innings, but Piper scored nine runs during the next five innings. Again, THS scored in its final at-bat, but it was too late for the hometown Chieftains.
Kevin Gill, Rob Schlicht, Logan Forbis and Grant Ebbert each hit a double against the Pirates.
Tonganoxie stranded nine runners on base compared to Piper's 11 in the final game.
Tonganoxie (2-2) will play at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday in Shawnee against Mill Valley. And next week, the Chieftains will return home to play Immaculata at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Piper 003 500 2 -- 10 10 1
Tonganoxie 010 000 2 -- 3 6 4
Piper 204 101 3 -- 11 13 1
Tonganoxie 020 000 1 -- 3 9 3
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