Tonganoxie baseball falls in 8th inning
The Tonganoxie High baseball team couldn’t produce enough base runners in a 2-1, eight-inning home loss to Perry-Lecompton Thursday.
The Chieftains had just three hits and drew only two walks in the extra-inning setback at Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
The game was scoreless through five innings before the Kaws (who finished with six hits) got on the board.
It took a pinch-hit RBI from Brandon Yoder in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into an extra inning.
PLHS, however, scored a run in the top of the eighth and THS (0-2) couldn’t match it in the bottom of the frame to extend the game.
The Chieftains got six impressive innings on the mound from starter Ethan Lorance, who fanned 12 batters and gave up a single earned run.
Ben Williams threw two innings of relief and suffered the loss. He got a bad break on what proved to be the game-winning RBI as he tried to make a play on a screaming line drive back at him in the top of the eighth. His glove deflected the ball and THS couldn’t make a play on the PLHS runner heading for home or throw the batter out at first.
Yoder, Dylan Caywood and Dylan Puhr were the only Tonganoxie players to hit against the Kaws. Williams scored the team’s only run.
THS heads to Jeff West on Tuesday for a 4:30 p.m. doubleheader.