Butler County Times Gazette
  • Lions close season with big wins against Chaparral

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  • Bluestem’s baseball team got a jolt from its offense in two big wins against Chaparral Thursday. The Lions both games by run-rule scores of 15-2 and 15-3.
    In the opener, the Lions started with a bang as Jacob Warren rocked a three-run home run in the first inning. Chance Gale hit a two-RBI single in the second inning, and the Lions eventually built an led 11-0 lead through three innings.
    John Stiger racked up 11 strikeouts against the Roadrunner hitters. He allowed just two earned runs off three hits and three walks through five innings on the mound.
    Casey Garner scored a run off an RBI single by Stiger in the third. In the fifth, Judd Simon singled to score Stiger to start the fifth inning.
    In game 2, Bluestem seized control with a seven-run fifth inning. Simon had an RBI single, Dakota Clift and Nick Saia both hit an RBI double, and Charlie Willhite had an RBI single in the inning, during which Chaparral threw two wild pitches that led to Lions’ runs, as well.
    Saia later hit a sacrifice fly, and the Lions hit three more singles to finish off the Roadrunners and close the regular season with two wins.
    Coach Daniel Scribner added that it was good to see the Lions' offense do so well without Cooper Minnick, who was sidelined again Thursday. He likely will be ready to play when Regionals begin.
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