Late softball results

Immaculata High School golfer Evin Wheaton captured the title at the Osawatomie Invitational on Tuesday shooting a one-over par 72 to win by two strokes.

The Raiders finished 13th while Lansing (354) and Basehor-Linwood (363) ended up in fourth and fifth places.

Lansing’s Mitchell Moorehead (80) and Jarred Edwards (85) ended up in sixth and 10th place respectively while Basehor’s Jonny Harms shot an 82 to finish in eighth place.

“We are not quite there yet, but much better than a few tournaments ago,” Lansing head coach Bill Pekarek said. “Mitchell again led the team, shooting an 80 which is his personal best.  Moorehead’s success today, was from his ability to hit five of 18 greens in regulation and that he got up and down to save par six of 13 times.  He also had only 29 putts on the day which helped him to score one birdie, eight pars, and seven bogeys.”

Raiders Zach Schwinn and Emma Bollin shot their best round of the season, while Cade Clemens, Evan Collene and Ben Vardiman continue to show improvement according to head coach Mike Connelly.

“I see improvement each day from these young golfers,” Connelly said. “They are fun to be around and they are working very hard to improve. Golf is a difficult game and they never seem to get discouraged.  Having a quality person like Evin on the team is a real plus.  His work ethic and leadership will help us achieve our long-term goals.”

Wheaton felt his day was a good one.

“I drove the ball in the fairway, chipped and putted extremely well all day long,” Wheaton said. “I avoided having a bad hole and stayed focus throughout the round.”

Bobcat softball takes two

The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats moved to 4-4 on the season with a softball sweep of McLouth on Tuesday.

The Bobcats record 8-5 and 7-5 wins in two competitive affairs with BLHS pulling ahead late in each game.

A two-run homerun by Kate Drennon gave BLHS a 6-5 lead in the first game and that was enough to propel the Bobcats to victory.

Ashley Hoffman earned the win from the circle, going seven innings and striking out eight.

Basehor finished with 11 hits with Drennon (three hits) Samie Greer (two hits) and Hoffman (two hits) led the way.

In the nightcap, the Bobcats scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 5-5 tie. The Basehor squad took advantage of six McLouth RBI and Olivia Garvey and Brittney Smith each had two hits apiece.

Hoffman earned the win with five innings pitched striking out four.

“It was a complete team effort with pinch runners, pinch hitters, timely hits, and stolen bases,” BLHS head coach Susan Mayberry said. “I am one not to point out or focus on one player being the reason we are successful.  Right now, we are finding our way and getting comfortable with our roles on the team.  We have 15 girls (only four are seniors) who are going to be the foundation to build on next season and beyond.  

We put together some impressive defensive and offensive innings in the middle of each of the games last night. As we gain more experience as varsity players, we hope the confidence builds.”

Lansing softball drops two

The Lansing Lions were swept in a Tuesday doubleheader at Tonganoxie.

The hosts took two close decisions against the Lions, 7-6 and 9-7 as Bradi Basler took both defeats in the circle.

In the opener, Cayleigh Berry and Brielle Rees each got two hits while Paige Herrera belted a 2-run homerun.

In the nightcap, Cayleigh Berry, Courtney Marshall and Rees finished with two hits apiece, with Marshall and Basler each hitting solo homeruns.