Archive for Thursday, May 17, 2012

Regionals: BLHS, BSHS baseball and golf teams conclude seasons

May 17, 2012

Baseball teams each fall one-run short in first round

Both the Basehor-Linwood and Bonner Springs baseball teams fell one-run short of advancing past the first round of the 4A regional tournament on Monday.

In Eudora, the Braves (5-16) fell, 3-2, to 14-6 St. James Academy and the Bobcats (4-16) lost a 14-13 extra-innings thriller to 15-2 Jefferson West on Monday at Bishop Ward.

Against St. James, senior Shawn Jones went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a run batted in. Senior Sergio Valenzuela also batted in a run for the Braves.

The Braves and Bobcats entered regional play after splitting a regular

season-ending doubleheader on May 9. The Braves put together a four-run sixth inning to win 9-6 in the opener, while the Bobcats broke out for a 14-1 victory in the second game.

Jones, Valenzuela and senior Gonzalo Pinchardo each brought in a pair of runs in the first game against the Bobcats. For Basehor-Linwood, junior Tanner Garver went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Bobcats sophomore Bryan Crowe led his team’s offensive onslaught in the second game, with two home runs and five RBIs.

BLHS, BSHS golf seasons end

Basehor-Linwood and Bonner Springs saw their golf seasons come to a close at Monday’s 4A regional tournament at Sunflower Hills.

With a 369-shot finish, the Braves placed sixth in the 10-team field, followed by the Bobcats (388) at seventh.

Marc McClain gave the Braves their top finish with his 87-shot, 18th-place performance. Tristan Abts was two shots behind with 89, finishing 24th.

Basehor-Linwood’s Chris Blake led the Bobcats with a 90 to round out the tournament’s top 25.

At the Kaw Valley League golf tournament on May 9, Bonner Springs (341) placed fourth, ahead of Basehor- Linwood (355) at fifth.

McClain placed second with a 72-shot performance in the tournament, held at Lawrence’s Eagle Bend Golf Course.

Abts also medaled with a 10th place, 82-shot finish.

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