BSHS softball puts scare into MVHS before being swept
With postseason play set to begin Monday, the Bonner Springs softball team sought to earn a statement victory that would give it momentum.
The Braves nearly pulled it off in game two of a doubleheader against Mill Valley, but ultimately BSHS was swept, 13-0 and 7-5, Monday at the De Soto 3&2 Baseball Complex.
Mill Valley now is 13-5 this season and has won 12 of its last 13 games. Bonner Springs fell to 6-13.
The Jaguars scored twice in the bottom of the first inning as Kelli Spring and Abby Ford both singled. Spring scored on a double by Katie Yoder and Ford came home on Taszia Roseberry’s single.
Ford, Yoder and Taylor Brunson all singled and scored in the second inning as the lead grew to 5-0.
The Jaguars tacked on three more runs in the third inning and five in the fourth before closing out the run-rule victory in the top of the fifth.
Ford finished the game 2-for-3 , Yoder was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, Brunson was 2-for-3 and Roseberry went 3-for-3.
Bonner Springs mustered just three hits off of MVHS pitcher Jillian Jobe. Breanna Tendick, Cassady Holloway and Shyla Mason had the lone hits for the Braves.
Game two was a much tougher battle. The Jaguars never trailed, but it took until the final inning ended before they could rest easy.
Bonner Springs put two runners on base in the first inning when Shelbie Thornton reached on an error and Tendick singled, but neither scored. The Braves put two more on base in the top of the second when Meghan Stice singled and Kennedy Bizzell reached on a fielder’s choice, but the Jaguars survived the inning unscathed.
Mill Valley appeared to take control in the bottom of the second. Annie Deaver walked, Lyndsay Mason reached on a fielder’s choice, Kylee Nolen singled home Deaver, Spring doubled to left and brought home Mason and Nolen. Then Spring scored when Ford reached on an error.
Mill Valley’s four-run lead didn’t last long. Bonner Springs countered in the top of the third. Emily Pyles led off with a single and then scored on Tendick’s one-out double to left-center. Kylee Timberlake reached on an error. Both Tendick and Timberlake later scored and pulled BSHS within 4-3.
Mill Valley pushed the lead to 5-3 when Brunson reached on an error and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Deaver in the bottom of the third.
After a scoreless fourth, both teams scored once in the fifth and once in the sixth. Bonner Springs put one runner aboard in the top of the seventh before the Jaguars secured the victory.
Spring led the Mill Valley offense in game two with a 2-for-4 effort at the plate including a double, two runs scored and two RBI.
Bonner Springs closed out the regular season Wednesday at home against De Soto. Results were unavailable at press time.