Archive for Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tonganoxie baseball splits at Jeff West

Chieftains hit two long balls, improve to 3-1

April 2, 2008

The Tonganoxie High baseball team hit the road for the first time this season Tuesday and split a doubleheader with Jeff West.

The Chieftains easily won the second game 13-2 after losing to the Tigers, 9-8, in the first game.

THS led 8-5 in game one before Jeff West scored four in the bottom of the fifth.

Rob Schlicht, Tyler Lupton and Grant Ebbert each recorded two hits for the Chieftains in the one-run loss. Ebbert, the designated hitter, batted in four runs and hit a two-run homer, the team's first of the young season.

The Chieftains' 11-run victory in the second game featured the team's second four-bagger. That one came off the bat of Todd Brown on a grand slam.

Logan Forbis went 3-for-4 in the five-inning rout with three doubles and three RBI. Keith Wentz-Hall had two hits and Jace Waters knocked in two runs.

Starting pitcher Brandon Yoder threw all five innings and struck out three Tigers.

The Chieftains (3-1) return home on Thursday for a 4 p.m. game with Basehor.

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