May 22, 2024

Buffs baseball outlasts Southeast

Wichita, Kan ( say Bill Wilson’s team needed a win Friday, would have been an understatement-after all the Buffaloes were still fighting for positioning in the region standings. He needed someone to take the lead. 

Enter senior Thomas Solorio, who’s one-out, two-run single in the top of the sixth broke a scoreless tie and opened the floodgates as the Buffs held off Wichita Southeast 5-4. 

Following Solorio’s timely hit, Garden City added two more runs in the frame when Mario Montoya smoked a line drive, two-run single. Mitchell Hernandez run-scoring hit in the seventh served as insurance in a 5-0 game. 

But Southeast wasn’t finished-plating four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Then with two outs, Daniel Flores got Chance Little to ground out to short-ending the threat. 

Next up: vs. Wichita Northwest-6A regionals at Derby-Wednesday, May 21-1:45 p.m. pregame; 2 p.m. first pitch on 99.9 FM