Archive for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BSHS baseball ends losing skid with split against Eudora

April 18, 2012, 4:10 p.m.

Updated: April 19, 2012, 12:00 a.m.

The Bonner Springs baseball team ended an eight-game losing streak on Tuesday, earning a split on the road against Eudora.

After losing the opener, 9-4, the Braves rallied to pick up a 6-3 victory later in the evening.

Eudora jumped out quickly in the first game with a five-run first inning that would prove to be the margin of victory.

Still, three Braves hit doubles in the game — Sergio Valenzuela, Gonzalo Pinchardo and Shawn Jones — and four separate hitters batted in runs. Valenzuela, Pinchardo and Mason Patchett each recorded two hits in the loss.

Bonner Springs’ Luis Gardea had a double, three hits and three RBI in the second game while Jairo Diaz, Jones and Pinchardo also batted in runs.

Coach Scott Lero was pleased with his starting pitching as Austin Clouse struck out seven Eudora batters through six-and-two-thirds innings and slowed down the opposing offense, allowing three runs and six hits.

The series brought Bonner Springs’ record to 2-8 as it prepared for a Friday doubleheader at home against Mill Valley, who, at 12-2, is neck-and-neck with Piper for the Kaw Valley League lead.

First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 4 p.m. with the latter game set to begin by 6 p.m.

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