Archive for Thursday, May 12, 2011

Chieftains softball beats BSHS, 5-1

May 12, 2011

The Tonganoxie High softball team didn't get to play its final game of the regular season when the second half of a doubleheader was rained out Wednesday at Bonner Springs, but the Chieftains were able to end on a high note.

THS defeated the Braves, 5-1, before weather rolled in, canceling the second game, which will not be rescheduled.

Tonganoxie (9-10) got out to a three-run lead in the top of the first inning, which started off with singles by Kailan Kuzmic and Haley Smith.

The Chieftains scored their first run of the road victory on a double to left field by Kaitlyn Wolken. Smith was thrown out at third base on the play but Wolken would go on to steal third and later scored on a base hit by Morgan Oroke.

Oroke went on to steal second base and advanced to third on a passed ball before Amanda Holroyd drove her in with a single.

THS added another run in the top of the third, when Wolken singled, stole second, reached third on one passed ball and scored, making it 4-0, on another passed ball.

Bonner Springs scored its only run in the bottom of the fifth on a Tonganoxie error but the Chieftains responded in the top of the sixth with one more run.

Marrissa Martin singled to left field, ended up at third base after two passed balls and eventually scored on a single to center by Makayla Leslie.

Senior Tiffany Jacobs pitched all seven innings for a complete game victory. Jacobs gave up just three hits and one unearned run, walked five batters and struck out 10.

Wolken went 2-for-3 in the regular-season finale. Smith was 2-for-4.

Next up for the Chieftains is a first-round regional playoff game at 5:45 p.m. Monday at Field of Dreams in Basehor. Tonganoxie, the No. 5 seed in its Class 4A regional, will face No. 4 seed Jeff West.

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