The Bluestem Lions continued their road trip on Monday vistiting host Chaparral.

The Bluestem Lions continued their road trip on Monday vistiting host Chaparral.

The Lions dropped their first contest of the season in their first game against Chaparral wasting a solid pitching effort from Cody Easterday in the 4-0 shut out loss.

“We left too many runners in scoring position early in the game. I was disappointed in our effort to make a play. We are better than we produced in this game,” said Bluestem head coach Mark Womacks.

The Lions had only 3 hits and conceded 4 errors in the ball game.

Easterday went 5.2 innings scattering 6 hits and striking out 9, allowing only 1 walk and no earned runs. Cooper Minnick went 1/3 of inning with a strike out.

The Lions bounced back in game two to win 4-2 behind a solid pitching performance from John Stiger.

Stiger went 6.2 innings, scattering 4 hits, and two walks while striking out 5. Nick Saia went the remain third with a strike out.

“Great energy in this game. I was impressed with how we responded following Game 1's issues,” said Womacks.

At the plate Cooper Minnick went 2-4 and Lane Moran was 1-3 with 2 rbi.

Game 1

BL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0R 3H 4E Cody Easterday, Cooper Minnick(6) and Cooper Minnick, Lane Moran(6)

CH 0 0 0 0 3 1 X - 4R 6H 1E Hightree and Dickey

Game 2

BL 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 - 4R 8H 3E John Stiger, Nick Saia(7) and Minnick

CH 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 2R 4H 1E Duwe and Dickey