Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–On a hot Monday afternoon in Scott City, the Beaver baseball team used a six-run fourth inning to take care of the Holcomb Longhorns 13-3 in a game called in the middle of the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
Holcomb scored first in the top of the first inning with two runs on two hits, and Scott City countered with three runs in the bottom of the frame. In the second, the Longhorns added a run to tie the game at three, and the Beavers would add two more in the second and third innings to lead 7-3. After retiring the Longhorns in the fourth, Scott City would open the flood gates, highlighted by a three-run home run by Devyn Eggleston that made it 12-3 Beavers. They would tack on another run, as Holcomb used three pitchers in the inning. The Longhorns were able to get one runner on the bases in the fifth, and Scott City assures themselves a winning season for the fourth straight year with the 13-3 win.
Austin Habiger had three of Scott City’s nine hits in the game, and also drove in three runs. Brett O’Neil scored three times and was walked in all four plate appearances. Sloan Baker picked up his second win of the season, going all five innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on three hits, and struck out five Longhorns.
Scott City (10-8) faces Lyons/Chase at 2 pm Tuesday in Lyons. They are the top seed and enter today with a 15-3 record. Lakin and TMP Marian will play the second semi-final game at 4:30 with the championship game starting at approximately 7 pm. Holcomb ends their season at 2-17.