Wellington walks off win over Lady 'Hounds
WELLINGTON -- A young Wellington-Napoleon squad showed Monday that it may have the stuff to stop Sweet Springs' stranglehold on the I-70 Conference Tournament title.
The Lady Greyhounds have won five of the last six crowns in the meet, which begins Monday at Concordia, but freshman Ayden Shannon shut down their powerful offense with a two-hit shutout.
Senior Kylee Winfrey matched her pitch-for-pitch, taking a one-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning -- which sophomore Madison Bolten opened by drawing a walk. She stole second and scored on junior Emerson Bates' double for a 1-0 walk-off decision for the Lady Tigers (16-2).
Winfrey and senior Brooke Conner singled for both of Sweet Springs' (15-2) hits.
Wellington 7, Sweet Springs 6
WELLINGTON -- The Sweet Springs girls weren't the only ones to lose on a walk-off Monday at Wellington; the baseball team was beaten, 7-6, when senior Scout Schaberg doubled in the winning run after the lead-off batter in the bottom of the seventh inning reached on an error.
The Greyhounds got off to a 3-0 start on junior Jacob Hall's single in the first and two more runs in the third, the second coming in after sophomore Georgie Ortzian's double.
The Tigers scratched out a pair of runs in the bottom of the third and tied the game when Schaberg singled and scored on a double in the fourth. Singles by junior Logan Sua, Ortzian, Hall and junior Hunter Sims produced two Sweet Springs runs in the fifth.
Wellington (3-6) got an RBI single from sophomore Dalton Baer in the fifth and took the lead with two runs in the sixth when junior Garrett Walters singled in a run and scored on an error. Junior Jarret Fuehring slugged game-tying solo homer in the seventh and had a chance to pull in front when freshman Zapher Lea and Cole Lovercamp hit one-out singles, but a double play ended the inning and Schaberg ended the game shortly thereafter.
The 'Hounds (3-6) are scheduled to play Concordia at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday.
KC Lutheran 11, Santa Fe 10
KANSAS CITY -- It's been a long, frustrating season for the Santa Fe softball team, which saw its best opportunity for its first win of the season slip away when Kansas City Lutheran came from behind with seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out an 11-10 decision.
The Chiefs had a pair of four-run rallies to take a 10-4 lead into final at-bat. Junior Dakota Boehmer tripled in a run and scored on freshman Caedon Bergman's single in the first. Seniors Wyatt Sims and Caleb Bergman had a RBI singles ahead of sophomore Drew Schmidt's two-run single in the sixth.
The Knights (3-5) opened the decisive frame by loading the bases on a dropped third strike and two walks. Two hit batters forced in runs, freshman Mark Melton's single produced another tally and junior Jayden Anderson doubled with the bags packed -- the game ending when junior Nathan Fischer tapped the plate with the game-winning run.
Sims had three hits and scored two runs for Santa Fe (0-11), which hosts Lone Jack on Thursday.
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