THS baseball swept at Mill Valley
The Tonganoxie High baseball team suffered its first Kaw Valley League sweep of the season Wednesday, dropping back-to-back games at Class 5A Mill Valley, 13-1 and 15-5.
The Chieftains (10-7, 8-4 KVL) trailed 11-0 after three innings in the first game. Their only run came in the fourth when Brady Swedo walked and scored on a sacrifice fly by Shane Levy. The Jaguars scored two of their own in the bottom of the inning, and the five-inning mercy rule went into effect when THS failed to get back within 10 in the top of the fifth.
Levy gave THS an early lead in the second game, driving in Swedo and Tyler Novotney with a first-inning double, but MVHS answered with two runs in the bottom of the first. The Jaguars went in front with seven more runs in the second, but the Chieftains made it 9-4 with runs by Colten Weaver and Novotney in the third. MVHS took control from there, extending its lead to 14-4 after four innings.
THS briefly avoided a mercy-rule loss when Connor Wentz-Hall drove in Swedo in the fifth, but the game was called when the Jaguars scored one run in the sixth. With the sweep, Mill Valley clinched its third consecutive Kaw Valley League title.
The Chieftains will wrap up their KVL schedule today with a single game against Piper at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. The junior varsity will open at 4 p.m. and the varsity game will immediately follow.
THS 000 10 — 1
MVHS 146 2X — 13
THS 202 010 — 5
MVHS 271 401 — 15