Tongie tops BLHS for fifth place
Kansas City, Kan. The Basehor-Linwood baseball team played solid baseball in spurts on Saturday, but Tonganoxie put a complete game together in the fifth-place game of the Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic.
The Chieftains built an early lead, withstood a Bobcat rally and then pulled away for a 13-6 victory at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
It was a common theme to the weekend as BLHS lost in similar fashion in the first round Thursday to Paola before putting together a complete game against Perry-Lecompton on Friday.
“Throughout the weekend we left too many runners in key situations,” Basehor coach Dave Svoboda said. “When we ended up with one or two (runs), we could’ve had three or four, and against really good pitching and teams that are going to battle you, you need to take advantage of all of your offensive opportunities and you’ve got to play really, really tight defense. There were some times that we didn’t execute defensively, and those two things in combination hurt us.”
For a full recap, pick up Thursday's Sentinel.