Bonner, Basehor split baseball doubleheader
The Bonner Springs and Basehor-Linwood baseball teams split a doubleheader on Tuesday evening at Bonner Spring High School, with the Bobcats winning the first game 8-7 and the Braves taking the second game 13-5.
Basehor-Linwood used a walk-off sacrifice fly from Zach McKnight in the bottom of the ninth inning to bring home Brock Gilliam and secure the victory in Game 1. McKnight finished 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in.
Ashton Findley and Tyler McClarrinon each recorded three hits and an RBI for the Bobcats. Gilliam and Garrett Draper also knocked in runs for Basehor-Linwood, and Jake Hahn had a two-hit, two-steal game.
Cale Povilonis went six innings on the mound for the Bobcats, allowing nine hits and seven runs, five earned. He struck out five batters and walked two. Findley pitched three innings of no-hit relief to close out the game.
Roman Glenn led the way for the Braves at the plate, collecting three hits, including a pair of doubles. He also knocked in a run. Thaddeus Glenn and Josh Brown each recorded two RBI for Bonner Springs, and Jacob Wylie added another. Brown’s hit was a triple.
Jeremy McDonnell went 4 ⅓ innings on the mound for the Braves, allowing 11 hits and five runs, three earned. He struck out two batters and did not issue a walk. Eric Valenzuela and Connor Byers both pitched well in relief, combining to allow just one hit.
It was much smoother sailing for Bonner Springs in the second game as it cruised to a decisive victory over the Bobcats.
Thaddeus Glenn led the way at the plate, collecting four hits and three runs batted in. McDonnell went 2-for-4 with three RBI, and Collin Sechrist knocked in a pair of runs. Byers also had a multi-hit game, and Michael Bradley and Bobby Crowley each recorded an RBI. Thaddeus Glenn, McDonnell and Byers all had doubles.
Thaddeus Glenn went four innings on the mound for the Braves, allowing five hits and three runs, all earned. He struck out six batters and walked seven. Brown gave up two earned runs in one inning of relief work, and Valenzuela held the Bobcats scoreless in the seventh to close out the contest.
Findley led the Bobcats at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI. McClarrinon and Draper also knocked in runs for Basehor-Linwood, and Findley and McKnight each hit a double. Draper’s hit was a triple.
Hahn worked three innings on the mound for the Bobcats, allowing five hits and seven runs, all earned. He struck out five batters and walked just one.
Jon Poorman is the sports editor at The Chieftain and The Sentinel. Follow him on Twitter at @JonPoorman for all of the latest community sports news.