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Recap

It has been said that baseball is a nervous breakdown divided into innings. Friday’s Senior Night game versus Raytown certainly fit the bill. But what a memorable night.

After a ceremony to honor the six senior ballplayers and two student managers, the Hornets fell behind early as the Blue Jays scored two in the first, three in the third and three in the fifth. Heading into the bottom of the fifth, things were looking dire. Starter Konnor Thompson was pitching well, but the balls were just finding holes.

The bottom of the seventh changed the fate of the Hornets as they sent 11 men to the plate and scored seven in the inning capped by back to back RBI singles by Trevor Timmermeyer and Grant Lorenzen. Tied at nine, the teams headed to the seventh. Raytown scored two in the top of the frame thanks to three hits and an error, but the Hornets would answer to tie the game in their half of the seventh with Lorenzen and Austin Creekmore both scoring after Lorenzen reached on an error, and Creekmore had a single.

Free baseball was on the menu as neither team would score in the eighth and ninth innings.

Thompson was relieved by Brayden Sell in the fifth, and went the rest of the way, but four straight hits by the Blue Jays scored three in the top of the tenth including RBI doubles by Jacob Ciafullo and Brice Taylor.

Brayden Sell took the loss on Friday, but pitched great for the 5 2/3 innings allowing only five runs.

But the Hornets never said quit and came back for the third time in the game after a leadoff walk by Bryan Gallen, a single by Tim Moment, a walk by Sebastian Guzman and a sac fly by Trevor Timmermeyer. But a freak double play by Raytown happened during the Lorenzen at bat where the third baseman was able to tag out both Guzman and Lorenzen stopping the Hornets comeback and giving Raytown the one run victory.

The seniors were certainly disappointed, but following the game, the Hornet Diamond Club threw them a picnic showering them with collages and cupcakes.

The Hornets have one more game remaining on their regular season schedule as they will play Tuesday at Grandview and then onto the District Tournament on Saturday, where they’ll face the Kearney Bulldogs.

Raytownmore stats
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
#10 6 1 3 2 0 1
#11 6 3 5 3 0 0
#3 4 2 1 0 2 1
#12 5 1 3 3 0 1
#14 6 0 2 3 0 2
#7 6 0 0 0 0 0
#16 3 0 1 0 3 1
#13 5 4 3 0 0 0
#5 2 0 0 0 1 0
#21 2 1 0 2 0 0
#6 0 2 0 0 0 0
Totals 45 14 18 13 6 6
Batting

2B: #11, #12 2, #14
3B: #11
TB: #10 3, #11 8, #3, #12 5, #14 3, #13 3, #16
RBI: #10 2, #11 3, #12 3, #14 3, #21 2
SAC: #12
FC: #13, #21
GIDP: #13
SB: #11 3, #3 2
CS: #12

Totals

Team QAB: 22 (42.31%)
#10 3, #11 3, #3 2, #12 3, #14 2, #7, #13 3, #16 3, #5 2

Team LOB: 8

North Kansas Citymore stats
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Grant Lorenzen 6 2 2 2 1 1
Austin Creekmore 7 1 2 2 0 0
Kyle Gaines 4 2 2 1 1 0
Casey Cayton 1 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Eversole 5 1 1 1 1 1
Brayden Sell 3 0 0 0 2 0
Andrew Mora 0 2 0 0 1 0
Brian Gallen 1 2 0 1 5 1
Anian Nicolas 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Moment 1 2 1 1 2 0
Sebastian Guzman 3 0 0 0 3 0
Trevor Timmermeyer 4 1 2 3 1 0
Konnor Thompson
Totals 37 13 10 11 17 3
Batting

2B: Blake Eversole, Grant Lorenzen, Tim Moment
3B: Kyle Gaines
TB: Austin Creekmore 2, Blake Eversole 2, Kyle Gaines 4, Grant Lorenzen 3, Tim Moment 2, Trevor Timmermeyer 2
RBI: Austin Creekmore 2, Blake Eversole, Kyle Gaines, Brian Gallen, Grant Lorenzen 2, Tim Moment, Trevor Timmermeyer 3
SAC: Tim Moment
SF: Trevor Timmermeyer
ROE: Grant Lorenzen
FC: Austin Creekmore
GIDP: Blake Eversole
SB: Austin Creekmore, Kyle Gaines, Grant Lorenzen 2, Tim Moment, Andrew Mora

Totals

Team QAB: 30 (53.57%)
Austin Creekmore 2, Blake Eversole 3, Kyle Gaines 3, Brian Gallen 5, Sebastian Guzman 3, Grant Lorenzen 2, Tim Moment 4, Andrew Mora, Brayden Sell 4, Trevor Timmermeyer 3

Team LOB: 11

Fielding

E: Brayden Sell 2
DP: Austin Creekmore, Brian Gallen

Raytownmore stats
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
#13 4.1 94 .362 4 8 8 0 10 0
#5 1.2 40 .550 3 2 1 1 2 0
#12 3.2 82 .549 3 3 3 2 5 0
Totals 9.2 216 .468 10 13 11 3 17 0
Pitching

WP: #12 2, #13, #5
Pitches-Strikes: #12 82-45, #13 94-34, #5 40-22
Groundouts-Flyouts: #12 5-3, #13 7-6, #5 2-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: #12 10-19, #13 9-27, #5 6-10

North Kansas Citymore stats
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Konnor Thompson 4.1 86 .581 8 8 8 2 5 0
Brayden Sell 5.2 65 .708 10 6 5 4 1 0
Totals 10.0 151 .636 18 14 13 6 6 0
Pitching

WP: Konnor Thompson
Pitches-Strikes: Brayden Sell 65-46, Konnor Thompson 86-50
Groundouts-Flyouts: Brayden Sell 6-4, Konnor Thompson 3-6
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Brayden Sell 17-26, Konnor Thompson 14-26

Details

Date Time League Season
May 4, 2018 4:00 pm 2018 Varsity Conference 2018

Field

Macken Park
Spruytte Cir, North Kansas City, MO 64116, USA
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