Bobcats sweep pair from Braves
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats held on to win the first game of a non-league double-header over Bonner Springs, 9-8, and then pulled away for a 14-5 win in the nightcap of games played on Monday at Bonner Springs.
Basehor-Linwood 9, Bonner Springs 8
In the opener, Bonner Springs jumped to a 3-1 first inning lead. Chris Stakely singled to start the game and with two outs, Mark Lewis and Mike Cook singled.
Fredy Deleon drove in a run with a single and the Braves loaded the bases before a strikeout ended the inning. Mike Horn got the Bobcats on the board with a long home run over the leftfield fence in the bottom of the first.
BLHS tied the score with two runs in the second inning when Brandon Lasley and Jeremy Sheehan both singled and came around to score. Darren Marx had an RBI in the inning.
Basehor-Linwood put three runs on the board in the third inning as Horn singled and scored on a double by Chris Maleta. Lasley walked and scored, while Dye added an RBI double in the inning.
In the fourth inning, Jeremy Hampton singled and Maleta doubled. With two outs, Lasley lashed a double to drive in two runs. He had three RBIs on the day.
The Bobcats scored what proved to be the winning run in the top of the seventh when Dye walked and moved around to score on a wild pitch. The Braves cut the lead to 8-4 in the bottom of the sixth when Zach Powell doubled and scored on an error.
Bonner Springs had a spirited rally, putting four runs on the board in the bottom of the seventh.
Tim Neal doubled, Lewis walked and Cook had an RBI double and came around to score. Chris Deleon walked and scored the fourth run of the inning before the rally sputtered. BLHS picked a runner off first base for a key out in the frame.
Fredy Deleon started on the mound and took the loss for the Braves. Jeremy Sheehan came on in relief in the first inning and took the win. Bobcat sophomore pitcher Ryan Marx earned his first save when he came in the seventh inning to get the final out.
Basehor-Linwood 14, Bonner Springs 5
The second game moved the Bobcats' record on the year to 7-1 as they thumped the Braves, 14-5. The Braves are 0-8 on the year.
The Bobcats took a 2-1 lead at the end of the first inning and never trailed. Basehor-Linwood scored five runs in the second frame, highlighted by three run-home run by Ross McCoy.
Brandon Lasley smashed a three-run home run in the fifth inning for the Bobcats.
Overall, McCoy had three hits and drove in four runs. Darren Marx collected a trio of hits and sent three runs home including a two run double in the second inning.
Mike Cook led Bonner Springs with a two-run double in the third inning. Powell and Gillespie had singles in the fourth inning and scored on errors.
Erek Mathiesen started for Bonner Springs and took the loss, allowing seven runs in 1.1 innings. Ryan Marx was the winning pitcher for the Bobcats going six innings and allowing only five runs.
The Bonner Springs-Basehor-Linwood JV game was postponed and will be played at the Field of Dreams on Tuesday, May 1.