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Kaws make it to the championship game

The Kaws’ Bailey Pattin is called safe by the umpire during the championship contest against KC Ward Bishop. Perry-Lecompton settled for second in the 4A tournament, their first trip to state in the team’s history. Photo by Matt Hirsch

The Kaws’ Bailey Pattin is called safe by the umpire during the championship contest against KC Ward Bishop. Perry-Lecompton settled for second in the 4A tournament, their first trip to state in the team’s history. Photo by Matt Hirsch

 

 

by Clarke Davis
The Perry-Lecompton baseball team made it to the championship game in the state tournament at Pratt Friday and had to settle for second, defeated by KC Ward Bishop, 5-2.
The game was marred when the umpires tossed out the Kaws’ Zach Linquist in the fourth inning, claiming he deliberately ran into the opposing catcher while scoring a run at home plate.
Linquist was the team’s top hitter and relief pitcher.
Coach Kent Houk disagreed with the call and said, “I’m not saying we would have won … I just wish the kids could have decided the outcome in a game of that magnitude.”
Perry-Lecompton had a 19-3 record entering the tournament and defeated Goodland, 3-1, and Baxter Springs, 2-1, in the openers.
Mitchell Bond pitched the first game followed by Drew Scrimsher and Linquist in the second. It was a recipe that the coach planned to repeat in the final game.
Regardless of the outcome of the championship, the coach had nothing but praise for a team that basically came from nowhere to go all the way.
Six seniors, Linquist, Scrimsher, Jacob Bond, Eddy Brandon, Douglas Shuck, and Daniel Munoz-Crow, played their last high school game.
The coach said the team is losing a tremendous amount of talent, but the other players now have the experience and know the thrill of winning.
This was the baseball team’s first trip to state.

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