Preps notebook: LHS baseball snaps skid with 8-3 win over Olathe North

photo by: Carter Gaskins

LHS senior Carlos Vasquez swings at a pitch during a game against Gardner Edgerton Saturday afternoon at LHS on April 10, 2021.

Thanks to a five-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth, Lawrence High’s baseball team grabbed a 8-3 win over Olathe North Tuesday night at LHS. It was enough to help the Lions snap a three-game skid.

With the score tied at 3-3, Lawrence (6-4) got the sixth inning started with a leadoff triple from senior shortstop Carlos Vasquez. Cole Mondi then brought Vasquez home on a triple to right one batter later, giving LHS a 4-3 advantage.

But the Lions weren’t done there. Karson Green delivered a RBI single to right, and August Reed followed suit with a RBI base knock to right. The final run was plated on a single to center by Jack Stoll.

For the game, Reed finished with two hits and two RBIs in three at-bats to lead the way. Vasquez’s triple comes just a few days after he crushed a pair of solo home runs.

“Carlos is playing as well and anyone in the state right now,” LHS head coach Brad Stoll said.

Reed Wilson got the start, giving up three runs on five hits over 3 1/3 innings. John Green was incredible in relief, spinning 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Green struck out six batters and walked one.

LHS will host Shawnee Mission Northwest at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

LHS 8, Olathe North 3

ONHS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 — 3 6 2

LHS 2 0 0 0 1 5 X — 8 6 2

LHS girls soccer secures 6-0 win

In its first game since April 1, Lawrence High’s girls soccer team secured a 6-0 win over Shawnee Mission North Tuesday night at LHS.

Olivia Platt was responsible for the two scores in the first half. She netted a goal on an assist from Piper Leitch. Platt then assisted on the second goal, which was scored by Bella Carter.

Jadyn Wymore then added to the Lions’ lead in the second half, with two early scores to double their advantage. I’yawa Brewer scored a goal with seven minutes left in the match, while Bella Carter added a score a couple minutes later for good measure.

LHS (2-1) will host Olathe Northwest at 6 p.m. Friday.

FSHS baseball can’t overcome early hole

Free State’s baseball team surrendered all seven runs in the first two innings of its 7-2 road loss to Olathe Northwest on Tuesday.

The Firebirds (4-6) gave up three runs in the first and four runs in the second. They scored one in the top of the second and one more in the fourth, but weren’t able to capitalize on a 7-5 hit advantage for the game.

Maddox Burkitt was responsible for two of those seven hits, posting the only mult-hit effort for FSHS. Drew Bradford’s double was Free State’s only extra-base hit of the contest. Harrison Juhl, Brady Kern, Grant Gregory and Ben Stallard all recorded a hit in the loss.

Free State will travel to Shawnee Mission South at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Olathe NW 7, Free State 2

FSHS 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 — 2 7 0

OLNW 3 4 0 0 0 0 X — 7 5 2

Veritas baseball cruises to 13-2 win

Behind a big offensive night, the Veritas baseball team rolled to a 13-2 road victory over St. Mary’s Academy on Tuesday.

The Eagles (2-2) scored eight runs in the second, and the game was never in doubt after that. Veritas finished with 12 hits as a team, led by a pair of three-hit performances from Bret Brownlee and TJ Crews. Elisha Ferrell also recorded a multi-hit day.

Crews, who finished with a team-high four RBIs, clobbered a home run and a double. Josiah Ming also hit a homer on his way to driving in three runs. Brownlee pitched four innings of one-run ball, giving up four hits and recording five strikeouts.

Veritas will host Christ Prep Academy at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Veritas 13, St. Mary’s 2

VCHS 0 8 1 0 4 X X — 13 12 0

STMR 0 0 1 0 1 X X — 2 7 4

Damme delivers grand slam

Perry-Lecompton split a doubleheader on Monday against Sabetha, but the highlight of the day was a grand slam from Taylor Damme.

During the first game, the Kaws earned a 8-4 win behind 12 hits. One of those hits was a grand slam homer from Damme, who went 2-for-4 in the first game. Trystan Buttram also recorded a double, while Tera Meyer went 3-for-4 at the plate. Caitlyn Champagne was credited with the win.

The Kaws (3-5) suffered a 12-5 loss in the nightcap. Meyer, who went 2-for-3 in the loss, recorded the team’s only two hits of the contest. Perry-Lecompton will host Hiawatha on Friday.

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