Eisenhower closes regular season with sweep of Great Bend
GREAT BEND, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The Goddard Eisenhower Tigers swept the Great Bend Panthers 6 to 0 and 14 to 3 to finish the regular season.
The teams met at the Great Bend Sports Complex for the final double-header before regionals start.
In the first game, Eisenhower’s Mason Turney plated the first run on an error by Great Bend pitcher Layton Holden in the top of the third inning. The Panthers loaded the bases in the bottom half of the third inning. They could not get anyone across home plate.
Owen Rush scored the Tigers’ second run on a balk against Great Bend’s Edwin Chavez in the top of the sixth inning.
Eisenhower broke the game open in the seventh inning. Mason Turney and Owen Rush each scored their second runs of the night. Owen Reynolds and Noah Stevens both also scored a run to complete a four-run inning.
Owen Reynolds started as the pitcher for the Tigers. He threw for three innings and struck out six while walking three batters. Jason McCarty took the mound next for three and two-thirds innings. He struck out four batters while walking two. McCarty also gave up three hits.
For Great Bend, senior Layton Holden pitched four innings. He walked two batters and gave up two hits and a run. Holden recorded two strike-outs. Edwin Chavez pitched the final three innings giving up five runs on four hits, two walks, and two hit batters. He struck out three batters.
After the break, Eisenhower started the second game with a bang. Jason McCarty batted in three runs on a home run to left field with two outs in the top of the first. McCarty had just hit his first-ever home run.
Great Bend pulled back one run when Sage Koelsch scored on a bases-loaded walk.
Eisenhower went down 1-2-3 in the second inning. Great Bend could not capitalize and stranded a batter.
The Tigers plated three more runs in the top of the third inning. All three runs came from another Jason McCarty two-out three-run home run. This time the ball cleared the left-center wall.
Great Bend scored a run from a Chayse Gruber single to right field that scored Paco Hernandez from third.
Eisenhower took advantage of three walks in the top of the fourth inning to score five runs. Tyner Horn scored on a Mason Turney single to open the scoring. Nathan Bucher scored on an Owen Rush double. Turney and Rush crossed home after Cory Gleason hit a one-out, three-run home run.
The Tigers added three more runs in the top of the fifth inning. Two Great Bend pitchers allowed a total of four walks in the half-inning. Mason Turney scored first on a bases-loaded walk. Carson Adams hit a two-RBI single up the center to score Owen Rush and Owen Reynolds.
Sage Koelsch scored on a wild pitch from third to give the Panthers their third run of the day. It was not enough to keep the game from ending on a run-rule after the end of the fifth inning.
Eisenhower’s Trey Omli pitched all five innings. He gave up three runs, seven hits, two walks, and one hit by pitch. He struck out three batters.
Great Bend used a total of four pitchers in the second game. Chayse Gruber started on the mound and went the longest throwing for two and two-thirds innings. He gave up six runs on five hits and striking out five batters.
Stefan Spray came up next and pitched for two-thirds of an inning. Spray saw eight batters and gave up three runs on six hits and one walk.
Sage Koelsch took the mound next for two-thirds of an inning also. He faced seven batters, striking out one, walking four, giving up three hits, and allowing two runs.
Joseph Moeder pitched one inning facing all but two batters in the bottom of the fifth. He faced seven batters and gave up three runs on one hit and three walks.
Great Bend finishes the regular season with a 7 and 12 record. Goddard-Eisenhower ends the regular season with a 13 and 7 mark.
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