This was not how coach Joe Allison wanted to finish the regular season.
On Thursday, his Leavenworth baseball team dropped its third straight game, this time a 5-1 loss to Olathe North.
“We are still not getting enough hits,” the LV coach said. “We are playing good defense and the pitching has been there, but we can't seem to hit consistently.”
The Pioneers got two hits in the opening frame from Judson Cole and Michael Baillergeon, enabling the squad to scratch out its opening score versus North. However, from that point on, the offense disappeared.
Failing to pad its advantage, the Eagles put together a five-run fourth inning that effectively closed out the contest.
“We got the first out, they got a walk next and then strung together some hits,” Allison said. “They just hit the ball where we weren't.”
Leavenworth, 7-12, will try to shake its losing streak as it completes its regular season slate today with a matchup at Lansing.
First pitch is set for 1 p.m.
Raiders finish regular season
With its split at Riverside Wednesday, the Immaculata baseball team wrapped up its regular season with a winning record.
Following a 7-6 win and then a 4-3 lost, the Raiders finished with an 8-5 over record.
The team will now throw its entire concentration into regional prep. Imac holds the No. 3 seed and will begin the postseason by hosting McLouth (1-15) Monday at 5 p.m.