Tuesday was a busy day across prep sports with regionals continuing in softball, baseball and soccer.
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats fell 6-2 in nine innings to Emporia in the championship game.
The Bobcats beat Bonner Springs 9-1 earlier Tuesday as well.
A recap of those games can be found in Wednesday’s paper or at www.leavenworthtimes.com/sports
The Leavenworth Pioneers softball season ended Tuesday in an 11-1 loss to Olathe Northwest.
Leah Seichepine led Leavenworth going 2-for-2 with an RBI. Alyssa Seichepine was 2-for-3.
McKenzie Brown pitched for the Pioneers. She allowed 11 runs, eight hits and three strikeouts in five innings.
“We got up 1-0 in the first and couldn’t maintain,” head coach Callie Farrell said. “We recorded three errors in the game.”
Basehor-Linwood and Lansing faced off at Seaman Tuesday in the first game of regionals. A walk-off single in the eighth by Caleb Adams won the game for the Lions 4-3 to advance Lansing to the regional championship and end Basehor-Linwood’s season.
Adams, Dakota Sill and Jake Jardon each had two hits for the Lions. Carter Bergman, Chandler Miller, Hardy Bergman, Chase Torkelson, Wyatt Wagner and Jackson Jennings all recorded a hit for Basehor.
The Lions continued play later that night against Seaman in the championship. The Vikings jumped out early and it was not enough for the Lions to recover in a 9-0 loss. Adams and Peyton Basler recorded the lone hits for Lansing.
The Leavenworth Pioneers’ baseball season came to an end in the first round of regionals in a 5-0 loss to Blue Valley Northwest.
“We played well,” head coach Justin Bode said. “We just couldn’t manage any sort of offense against BVNW. Eric Harding started on the mound for the Pioneers. He went three innings allowing four runs with three of them being earned. He didn't have his best stuff, but he competed and pitched his way out of some tough situations. Our defense made a costly error that allowed runners to advance and score two runs in the third inning. Steele Sadler finished the game in relief for the Pioneers. He went three innings allowing one earned run.”
Bode said the team was shut down on offense.
“This is a time our 5A schedule hurt us because we hadn't seen pitching quite this caliber all season,” Bode said. “The guy BVNW had on the mound had a special day. He had command of three pitches with enough velocity to tie us up when he came inside. He deserves a ton of credit for his performance.”
Pleasant Ridge’s season also came to an end in the opening round with the Rams falling to Sabetha 11-1.
Rams head coach Justin Sloop said Sabetha is a “really good” team.
“They are not the defending state champions for no reason,” Sloop said. “Going into the game we knew that we needed to play clean baseball to have a chance to compete against Sabetha. We made too many self-inflicted mistakes that were too tough to overcome. We had three balk calls and four hit batters that cost us bases and we made a couple errors in the field that hurts as well. We competed and did not quit but the hole was dug too deep. We were never able to get our bats going. We put the ball in play but couldn’t find any holes. Got to give Sabetha credit, they are a good team and well coached.”
Gavin VanDyke and Eli Schwinn led the team with one hit each in the final game of the year.
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats soccer team traveled to Seaman. The Vikings would win 6-0. Bobcats head coach JayJay Lowery said the game did not have the ending the team wanted.
“Our regional game did not have the ending we wanted,” Lowery said. “We made several mistakes in the first half that we were not able to recover from. The girls came out stronger in the second half and were able to connect better but we struggled to get shots off against Topeka Seaman. I was proud of the girls for playing hard until the last minute of the game.”
The loss ends the Bobcats season at 6-11.
The Lansing Lions soccer team traveled to De Soto after winning Monday’s play-in game against Washington. Like the previous matches against De Soto this year, the Lions would fall.
De Soto won 10-0 to end the Lansing season at 2-15.