Lawrence High, Free State baseball both fall in road games

photo by: Carter Gaskins

A LHS coach has a talk with catcher Karson Green (2) during a game against Brandon Valley Saturday morning at LHS on March 27, 2021.

A three-run fourth inning by Olathe West doomed the Lawrence High baseball team in a 4-2 road loss on Friday night.

At the top of the fourth, LHS’ Karson Green tied the score at 1-1 with an RBI groundout. But the Owls struck back in the home half of the frame. Olathe West scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth, an inning that featured three hits, one walk and one error.

Lawrence (5-3) scored one more run in the sixth on an RBI double from Braden Hoffman. Carlos Vasquez and Cole Mondi went 2-for-3 and each had a double. Devin Neal and Evan Bannister each recorded a hit as well.

“Squared up numerous balls right at people tonight,” LHS head coach Brad Stoll said. “Really pleased with the toughness and quality at-bats.”

Ike Cobb earned the start for the Lions, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits over six innings. Cobb struck out three batters and walked one, throwing a total of 90 pitches.

Lawrence will host Gardner Edgerton at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Olathe West 4, Lawrence 2

LHS 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 — 2 7 1

OW 0 1 0 3 0 0 X — 4 5 0

FSHS baseball falls at SM East

Free State’s baseball team fell below .500 for the year after a 5-0 loss at Shawnee Mission East on Friday.

The Firebirds (4-5) finished with just two hits all night. Calvin Urish recorded a single in the third, and Harrison Juhl had a base knock in the second. Each of them also managed to draw a walk.

Grant Gregory also had a walk; he was the only other FSHS player to get on base.

Michael Uhler, who got the start for the Firebirds, gave up three unearned runs on four hits. He struck out four batters and walked one over five innings of work.

Free State will travel to Olathe Northwest at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

SM East 5, Free State 0

FSHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 2 3

SME 0 1 0 0 2 2 X — 5 7 1


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