Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pitching solid, offense lacking as BLHS baseball falls to Piper

April 14, 2011

Despite having their starting pitchers allow just one earned run in two games, Basehor-Linwood lost a doubleheader to Piper on Monday at BLHS.

Unfortunately for Basehor-Linwood, the Bobcats’ offense produced just one run.

Basehor-Linwood lost the first game 1-0.

Piper brought one of the Kaw Valley League’s most potent offensive attacks into the game, but BLHS pitcher Austin Stubbs kept the Pirates off balance most of the game, coach Brian Lohafer said.

Stubbs didn’t allow a run through six innings, striking out five batters and allowing just five hits.

In the seventh inning, though, Piper led off with a double. The Pirates ultimately moved the runner to third and then brought home the go-ahead run.

In the bottom of the seventh, Jayce Rymer led off with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice. The potential tying run would get no closer, however, as the game ended when Tyler Ogden flew out to center field.

Piper’s pitcher didn’t allow a run or a hit in the game.

“It was a hard loss,” Lohafer said. “We will regroup and get ready for Sumner Academy on Thursday.”

In the second game, Basehor-Linwood continued to receive strong starting pitching in a 11-1 loss.

Destry Bryan started the game and did not allow a run in four innings.

Bryan left the game in the fifth inning, and Piper scored five runs to take control of the game.

Basehor-Linwood countered with a run in the bottom half of the inning when Ogden scored.

The Pirates scored six more runs in the seventh inning.

Basehor-Linwood had just three hits in game two. Garrett Kahle, Bryan and Nathan Quigley provided the offense.

Basehor-Linwood (2-4) next plays at 4 p.m. today at home against Sumner. The Bobcats play again at 3 p.m. Monday at home against Bishop Ward.

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