Bobcat baseball builds on BFMBC performance with four more wins
Basehor-Linwood High School baseball coach Dave Svoboda said his team was better than a 6-6 club when it wrapped up play in the Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic on May 1.
In the week since then, the Bobcats have proved their coach to be correct.
BLHS rattled off four straight victories in the week that followed, and they now own a 10-6 record.
The Bobcats stomped Sumner Academy in a doubleheader Tuesday, winning the first game 16-0 and the second 15-0.
Destry Bryan tossed a three-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts. He supported his effort with two hits, three runs scored, a two-run home run and three runs batted in.
Brandon Leppke and Ryan Lawless also had two hits in the victory, and Tyler Henley pounded a two-run home run.
Jake Fairbank tossed a two-hitter in the nightcap and struck out five. Henley belted a three-run homer and Jared Patton added a two-run blast.
Basehor-Linwood built on the sweep by cruising past rival Bonner Springs on Thursday. Lawless threw a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, and he also had two hits and two runs batted in.
Bryan and Patton also had two hits.
The Bobcats carried the momentum into a Friday home game against Bishop Ward that originally was slated to be the season-opener before thunderstorms bumped it back to the end of the season. Austin Stubbs built on his two-hit masterpiece in the third-place game of the BFMBC by allowing just four hits in five innings of work against Ward. Jeff Johnson closed it out with two no-hit innings and four strikeouts.
BLHS scored in the bottom of the first, but Ward countered with a two-run top of the third. The Bobcats answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning for a 3-2 lead, but Ward scored twice more in the top of the fourth for a 4-3 advantage. Basehor tied the game in the bottom of the fifth and then took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Lawless drove in to go-ahead runs with a base hit.
BLHS now has won five games in a row. The Bobcats had a Monday doubleheader against Turner rained out.