BLHS baseball splits with Turner
The schedule is a blur right now for the Basehor-Linwood baseball team, and pitching is at a premium.
Following Tuesday’s doubleheader, Basehor-Linwood will have played six games within a five-day period.
BLHS heads into a pivotal doubleheader Tuesday against Mill Valley after splitting a Monday twinbill against Turner.
Turner won the first game 13-2 by taking control early.
Turner’s first four batters reached base on a walk and scored, giving the Bears a 4-0 lead.
“Once they got the momentum in the first inning with all those walks it took a lot out of us,” BLHS coach Brian Lohafer said.
The Bobcats responded with two runs, however. Nathan Quigley tripled and scored on a home run by Jared Patton.
The hit was all the offense the team would score as Turner continued to score runs and put the game away. Brett Bailes took the loss and Garrett Kahle pitched in relief of him.
Basehor-Linwood won the second game 6-5. It was a back-and-forth battle between the two teams with multiple lead changes
Turner scored one run in the first inning.
Basehor-Linwood responded by scoring in the bottom half of the inning. Tyler Ogden drew a walk and scored on a Quigley double. Later, Destry Bryan singled to score Quigley and give BLHS a 2-1 lead.
The Bobcats scored two more runs in the third inning when Bryan hit a home run with Patton on base. In the fifth inning, Seager Smith reached base and scored when Patton was walked with the bases loaded.
Skylar Barnes pitched for the Bobcats and earned the victory.
“It was the best outing that he has had all year,” Lohafer said. “We made a couple errors behind him, but he looked good today.”
Southwest sweeps BLHS
Blue Valley Southwest swept Basehor-Linwood in a doubleheader Friday, winning the first game 6-3 and the second game 5-1.
Austin Stubbs pitched and took the loss in the first game.
In the second game, Bryan started and Bailes pitched in relief.
The games set Basehor-Linwood up for a pair of critical games today against Mill Valley. If BLHS wins, then it likely finishes ahead of Bishop Ward in the Kaw Valley League standings.
“We have got to finish strong,” Lohafer said. “Today, we played Turner and split with them. We have to win tomorrow for a coin flip with Bishop Ward. If we win both games, then we will be ahead of Ward.”