May 26, 2023

šŸ„Ž McPherson wins thriller in 12, Haven wins easily in area recap

Posted May 26, 2023 1:56 AM

FINAL (12 Inn): McPherson 3, Fort Scott 2
SALINA, Kan. ā€” No. 2 seed McPherson fell behind 2-0 in the first inning, but would battle back and take down No. 7 Fort Scott, 3-2 in 12 innings. 

The Bullpups walked it off on a groundout in the bottom of the 12th inning from Kelcy Bergstrom. Chloe Clevenger doubled to lead off the bottom of the 12th, and after Addison Chapman was intentionally walked to put runners at first and second with nobody out, Clevenger stole third. She would come home to score the game winning run on the groundout to the second baseman.

Fort Scott grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an error, one of two errors committed by the Bullpups. McPherson countered with a run in the bottom half to pull within 2-1.

The game saw an hour long weather delay in the fifth inning, still with Fort Scott leading 2-1. The Bullpups got out of another bases loaded jam as play resumed in the fifth.

McPherson tied the game up at two apiece in the bottom of the seventh inning when Chapman came up clutch with an RBI single to center that scored Olivia Cheatham who led the inning off with a single.

McPherson tallied 11 hits in the win, including three apiece from Chapman, Bergstrom and Cheatham. Chapman went the distance in the circle, striking out 17 in the victory.

The Bullpups will face the winner of Mulvane and Clearwater (9 p.m. start on Thursday) at 11 a.m. on Friday in the semifinal.

Fort Scott - 200 000 000 000 -- 2 4 1
McPherson - 100 000 100 001 -- 3 11 3
W: Chapman. L: Farrell.

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FINAL (4 Inn): Haven 17, Scott City 2
MANHATTAN, Kan. ā€” No. 1 Haven had no problems whatsoever with it's quarterfinal game, as it blew by No. 8 Scott City, 17-2 in four innings at Twin Oaks Complex on Thursday evening. 

The Wildcats plated two in the first inning, and then erupted four nine in the second to build an 11-0 lead after two complete. The damage was done as the rain was coming down in the Little Apple, and Haven took advantage of it. The Wildcats also took advantage of six Beaver errors in the game. 

Haven only recorded five hits, two by Avery Brawner, the only Wildcat with a multi hit game. Kaylie Kincaid drove in a team-high four runs on three walks, while Morgan O'Neal drove in three. The Wildcats were patient at the plate, walking 15 times in the win.

Brawner went the distance in the circle, striking out seven Beavers and allowing just three hits in the victory. Haven will now play in the semifinals on Friday at 11 a.m. against the winner of Beloit and Santa Fe Trail (Thursday at 7 p.m.).

Scott City - 001 1xx x -- 2 3 6
Haven - 294 2xx x -- 17 5 0
W: A. Brawner. L: Cramer.

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