Chiefs, 'Hounds eliminated in district

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wellington 3, Santa Fe 1

MARSHALL -- The Santa Fe baseball team got its first win of the season Saturday, but was unable to do it again Monday during the semifinal round of the Class 1, District 12 Tournament at Marshall -- falling to second-seeded Wellington-Napoleon, 3-1.

Sophomore Blake Peterson allowed only three hits over six innings and senior Trey Shannon closed by striking out the side in the seventh for the Tigers, who led after scoring a run in the second on doubles by Shannon and sophomore Trenton Wahn.

A hit batter and error set up the next two Wellington runs, which scored on another boot and sophomore Dalton Baer's single.

The Chiefs' (1-15) lone run came in the sixth as senior Wyatt Sims stroked a two-out single and scored on a double-steal following senior Tanner Begemann's double.

The Tigers (10-7) lost to top-seeded Concordia, 3-2, in Tuesday's championship game on the Orioles' field.

Archie 6, Sweet Springs 4

WINDSOR -- The Sweet Springs baseball team played catch-up throughout Monday's first-round contest in the Class 2, District 11 Tournament at Windsor, but was unable to grab the carrot during a 6-4 loss to fourth-seeded Archie.

The Whirlwinds grabbed the lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a single, walk, error and two hit batters. The Greyhounds got on the board in the third when freshman Cole Lovercamp singled and scored on sophomore Georgie Ortzian's grounder, but Archie answered in the bottom of the frame when a bouncer brought in sophomore Gavin Clark -- who had led off with a single -- and two more runs in the fourth on singles by Clark and sophomore James Dalton.

Lovercamp singled and scored on a double-steal in the fifth and junior Hunter Sims pulled Sweet Springs within a run with a solo homer in the sixth. Senior Jacob Olson singled in an important insurance run for the Whirlwinds in the sixth.

The 'Hounds (6-10) rallied during their final at-bat. Junior Logan Sua got it started with a one-out single. A hit batter and junior Jacob Hall's single loaded the bases, with a run scoring on a balk. However, senior reliever Gage Lemler got a strikeout, filled the sacks again with a walk, and induced a fly ball for the game's final out.

Archie (9-8) fell to No. 1 seed Adrian in the semifinal round Tuesday, 8-2.

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