Archive for Tuesday, May 5, 2009

THS baseball splits with Lansing

May 5, 2009

The Tonganoxie High baseball team hoped it had started a new winning streak with a pair of victories this past weekend but a home loss in the first half of a doubleheader with Lansing on Monday prevented that from happening.

The Chieftains lost to the Lions, 5-2, in the opener of the twinbill at Leavenworth County Fairgrounds before bouncing right back with a 15-5 victory.

THS (11-4) tied the first game, 2-2, with a run in the bottom of the sixth before Lansing scored three in the top of the seventh on the way to a win.

Jace Waters was 2-for-3 in the loss with a solo home run. Fellow senior Blaize Oelschlaeger went 2-for-3 as well and scored once. Dylan Puhr was the only other Chieftain with a hit.

The 10-run victory, which ended after six innings, was quite the opposite. The Chieftains totaled 13 hits as four different batters enjoyed multi-hit games.

Ethan Lorance drove in four runs, had a homer and went 2-for-4. Dylan Caywood was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Rob Schlicht led Tonganoxie with three hits, including a double. Oelschlaeger again went two for three, driving in two runs and scoring twice in the win.

Waters homered once more for the Chieftains, Tyler Lupton doubled and Puhr singled.

Lupton threw all six innings to earn the victory. Only one of his runs was earned as he scattered seven hits.

THS travels to Bishop Ward on Thursday for a 5 p.m. game.

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