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Baseball Team Plays In Springfield
April 11, 2011Bulldog Broadcasting
The Kearney baseball team picked up a couple of conference wins last week, and then the Bulldogs too a big road trip to Springfield.
"We picked up two conference wins against Grandview 11-1 on Monday and Platte County and 11-1 on Wednesday," Coach Shane Remley said. "The bats came alive, and we played great defense and pitching."
Then came three days of play in a tournament in Springfield.
Thursday was a great day for the Bulldogs. Kearney beat Republic 10-0 in fiveInnings.
"Brandon Jackson was dominating on the mound throwing a perfect game," Remley said. "He faced 15 batters, and all were retired, eight with strikeouts.
"We also were able to get some timely hitting and played great defense to help Brandon out."
Friday the Dogs played Glendale and lost, 7-6.
"We fought our hearts out and lost," Remley said. "We mounted a 7th inning comebac,k scoring three runs, but we needed more."
Austin Evans had three hits. Two of those were triples. Cody Starr threw three innings of relief and gave up just one run.
Saturday the Dogs faced Neosho and lost 13-3.
"We did do much to help our own cause that game," Remley said. "(Neosho) swung the bats pretty well, but we helped them by providing baserunners that scored with their hits. We only managed to get five hits; they were by Jackson, Evans, Payne, Ramsey and Witt.
Later that day Kearney took on Springfield Kickapoo.
"We got off to a rough start giving up seven in the first and four in the second," Remley said. "We went through three pitchers with freshman Blaine Werth making his first varsity outing. (He) came in with the bases loaded and got the final out of the second and managed to only give up three runs over the next two innings to keep us in the game."
Kearney score five runs in the fourth to keep playing. But Kickapoo with a 16-6 win.
"Overall, the weekend was good," Remley said. "We played a lot of baseball, and we were able to get a lot of people good game experience we as a team lack. We only have three guys from last years team that played any varsity baseball at all."
The Dogs play Monday at 4 against Oak Park. That's a home game.