Puhr-fect game: Post 41 pitcher fans 18
Tonganoxie cruises in sweep, improves to 14-0
MOWING DOWN THE COMPETITION
Post 41 2011 schedule
June 5 — McLouth, W 12-1, W 20-3
June 7 — Leavenworth Knights, W 23-6, W 12-10
June 9 — at Lansing Reds, W 15-0, W 11-6
June 12 — at Basehor, W 13-0, W 9-0
June 21 — Geiger, W 14-0, W 10-0
June 24 — Easton Outlaws, W 3-2, W 17-1
June 28 — Leavenworth Blue Jays, W 7-0, W 11-0
July 2 — Lansing Reds, 10 a.m.
July 9 — at McLouth, 10 a.m.
July 12 — Easton Outlaws, 6 p.m.
Tonganoxie’s Post 41 baseball team has seen a lot of blowout victories this season, but few have been as one-sided as the American Legion squad’s sweep Tuesday night at Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Starting pitcher Dylan Puhr faced 21 Leavenworth Blue Jays in the first game of a doubleheader. He fanned 18 of them for a 7-0, perfect game victory.
Even Tonganoxie assistant coach Devin Myers, filling in for honeymooning head coach Nick Walters, said he couldn’t believe what he saw.
“It was amazing to watch,” Myers said. “By the third inning, you were like, ‘I think he’s struck everybody out.’”
The seven-inning game only took an hour and 15 minutes to finish, thanks to Puhr’s dominance. He improved to 4-0 this season and has 49 strikeouts in four starts for undefeated Post 41 (14-0).
Puhr did his share in the batter’s box, as well, going 3-for-3 with a pair of triples and three RBI. Tyler Freeman chipped in with a double, a triple and two RBI of his own in the home win.
The Blue Jays avoided getting no-hit in the second game of the twinbill, but Post 41 still won easily, 11-0, in five innings.
Dylan Fosdick was the winning pitcher in game two and went all five innings, striking out six.
Tucker Hollingsworth went 2-for-2 with a double in Tonganoxie’s 14th straight victory. Brett Shelton finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and Austin Harkrader doubled and drove in two runs.
Incredibly, Tonganoxie has outscored its opponents by 148 runs this season, with a 177-29 advantage through 14 games. Post 41 hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a game since June 9 against the Lansing Reds and the team’s average margin of victory for the season is just above 10 runs a game.
Tonganoxie has another home doubleheader beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday against the Lansing Reds.