BLHS baseball one-run short again in narrow loss to Bishop Ward
Those who braved the unseasonably cool temperatures and breezy conditions were rewarded with high quality baseball as Bishop Ward out-dueled Basehor-Linwood, 4-3, in Kaw Valley League action Monday in Basehor.
The Bobcats overcame a two-run deficit once, but were unable to do it a second time as they fell to 1-4 on the season (1-3 in the KVL).
"This game really could have gone either way," BLHS coach Brian Lohafer. "Bishop Ward is a very good team and to play with them is something to hang our hat on. Everything was positive today, pitching, hitting and defensively we did it all well."
After two scoreless innings, the Cyclones drew first blood with an RBI single and scored another run on an error to go up, 2-0.
BLHS got those runs back in its next at-bat, scoring on an error and a fielder's choice to make it 2-2 after three.
The lead went back to Bishop Ward in the top of the fourth.
The 3-2 Cyclone edge remained intact until the top of the seventh when they added an insurance run to lead 4-2 with the Bobcats down to their last three outs.
BLHS made one last surge, putting two runners on with one out in the bottom of seven. An error brought one run home to make it a one-run game once again, but a double play would end the rally and the game.
"We haven't had a lot of baseball weather and today was no different," Lohafer said. "With the amount of work we've been able to do, for the team to come out and play like they did today was great."
The Bobcats will get another shot at Bishop Ward (4-3, 4-2 in KVL) on Thursday when they travel to Kansas City, Kan., to face the Cyclones.