Archive for Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chieftains blank Braves

April 16, 2009

The Tonganoxie High baseball team got its second straight shutout road victory on Wednesday with a 5-0 win at Bonner Springs.

Starting sophomore pitcher Ethan Lorance was nearly spotless in the win, going six innings with seven strikeouts, just three hits allowed and one walk.

Lorance also shined at the plate for Tonganoxie (8-0), going 2-for-4 with a double. Senior Jace Waters also went 2-for-4, scored once and drove in a run.

Dylan Caywood, Rob Schlicht and Dylan Puhr were the only other Chieftains to record a hit. All three had one double apiece.

Schlicht scored twice and drove in a run. Brandon Yoder and Caywood also crossed the plate for Tonganoxie.

The game was scoreless until the Chieftains plated three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth.

After six innings on the mound from Lorance, Schlicth entered in the seventh and struck out one Brave as THS sealed another shutout win away from Leavenworth County Fairgrounds (Tonganoxie also shut out Basehor-Linwood at Basehor one week earlier).

Tonganoxie is off until Tuesday, when the Chieftains play host to Turner at 5 p.m.

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