Basehor-Linwood swept by Mill Valley in regular-season finale
Entering Tuesday’s doubleheader against Mill Valley, Basehor-Linwood coach Brian Lohafer said he wanted to make sure his top pitchers were rested for regional play that begins Monday.
“Our regional is set, and we didn’t want to use the pitching we would need in regionals,” Lohafer said.
As a result, Nathan Quigley — who typically plays shortstop — made his first start of the season on the mound.
The initial return was strong — perhaps Lohafer has another pitcher to throw next week.
Quigley turned in a solid outing, pitching five innings of shutout baseball in an 8-3 loss.
“Quigley did an excellent job of throwing,” Lohafer said. “He did a good job of getting outs when he needed to.”
He didn’t allow a run until the sixth inning.
The Bobcats led 3-0. Tyler Ogden scored in the first inning, and BLHS plated two more runs in the fourth when Jared Patton belted a two-run homer.
In the sixth inning, though, the Jaguars scored five runs and took the lead.
Basehor-Linwood didn’t score in the bottom half of the inning. In the seventh inning, the Jaguars put the game away by scoring three more runs.
In the two-inning stretch, L.J. Hatch, Tyler Moore and Mark Beisma each scored two runs for Mill Valley. Garrett Scheffler and Wade Hanna also scored runs. The Jaguars’ offense produced when it needed to, coach Jeff Strickland said.
“I thought all of our pitchers did a great job; they threw strikes for us,” Mill Valley coach Jeff Strickland said. “It took a while to get the bats going, but right when we needed to get them going, we did.”
Greg Mason started and earned the victory for the Jaguars.
The second game was never close.
Hatch pitched for Mill Valley and didn’t allow a hit in the first three innings. Jacob Spring scored a second-inning run for MVHS, and Alex Wilson, Hatch, Moore and Trace Linton all scored in the third.
Mill Valley scored four more times in the fourth inning and built a 9-0 lead. Then Skyler Windmiller entered in relief for the Jaguars and BLHS pounced on him for three runs.
Destry Bryan, Patton and Quigley all scored for the Bobcats as BLHS pulled within 9-3.
Mill Valley answered with three runs in the fifth inning and built a 12-3 lead before closing out the victory.
BLHS is now 9-11 this season.