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Basehor-Linwood baseball squad thrashes Santa Fe Trail in twinbill

April 30, 2009

The Basehor-Linwood baseball team moved to 6-3 on the season with an impressive sweep of Santa Fe Trail on Friday.

The Bobcats pummeled the Chargers in the opener, 16-0, and then rolled to an 18-2 victory in the nightcap. Both games ended early because of the run rule.

Coach Dave Svoboda’s squad now is 4-2 in the Kaw Valley League.

The Bobcats received hits from all nine starters in game one. Five players had two hits, led by Ryan Lawless, who jacked a home run and added a triple to go with four runs batted in. Austin Stubbs also hit a home run in the victory.

Justin Gripka collected the victory on the mound, allowing just two hits in four innings of work.

In game two, BLHS pounced early and never looked back.

Eight of the nine starters had hits and five produced multi-hit games. Jeff Johnson went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored three runs. Lawless added another home run and a triple and had five RBI for the Bobcats.

Ben Zuk collected his second pitching victory in a week, allowing just two runs while striking out eight.

The Bobcats now have won six of their last seven. After struggling to score runs early in the season, they have produced double-digit runs in each of the last three games.

A doubleheader Monday at Lansing was rained out. They will play today, Friday and Saturday in the Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Northern League champion Kansas City T-Bones.

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