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Recap

In basically every way other than the scoreboard, this was one helluva game. Once again, for the second game in a row, the Hornets proved that they are certainly no team to overlook if they get an early deficit. And boy, did they charge back, thanks to a 10-run fifth inning featuring homers by both Bryan Gallen and Anian Nicolas-Zamora. But a few too many late runs and a couple of costly errors didn’t allow Northtown to hold on after taking a brief lead in the fifth. But man, that was a fun game to watch, and could easily mark a watershed moment for the team.

Senior Kyle Gaines stroked a double in the contest against the Warriors. [Photo by C. Kamler]
Gaines would later score as part of the Hornets huge 10-run fifth inning. [Photo by C. Kamler]

Game Notes:

  • Hornets gave up two runs in the first, but tied it in the bottom of the second thanks to a two-RBI single by Konnor Thompson. Thompson would go 2-3 on the day.
  • Starter Grant Lorenzen hit some more trouble in the third, but was able to pitch a clean fourth. His line was 6 R, 5 K’s, and 2 Walks.
  • Let’s talk about the fifth inning, shall we? The Hornets put up a dime on the Warriors thanks to a ferocious “keep the line moving” barrage of hits. Every Hornet in the lineup would score (except Devin Petersen, sorry Devin.)
    • The Hornets sent 15 men to the plate.
    • Kyle Gaines and Bryan Gallen both got two hits in the same inning.
    • Bryan Gallen hit a no-doubter to left for his homer of the year only to be followed two batters later by Anian Nicolas-Zamora who showed tremendous power hitting it to nearly the same spot in left.
    • Gallen would have five RBI in that inning as he had a 2-RBI single in his next at bat.
    • It truly showed what the Hornets were capable of at the plate.
  • Kyle Gaines bounced back strongly from his 0-fer night during the home opener to go 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI. Plus he pitched a strong seventh inning allowing only two runs on two hits, two K’s and a walk.
  • Tonight’s starting pitcher for St. Pius was Jack Stoddart. He is the son of Mike McCartney, who is the PA announcer for the Kansas City Royals.
Freshman Anian Nicolas-Zamora is mobbed at the plate following his first career homer as a Hornet. [Photos by C. Kamler]

Box Score


2018 VARSITY ST. PIUS X (17) AT 2018 NKC HORNETS VARSITY (13)

2018 VARSITY ST. PIU AB  R  H BI  2018 NKC HORNETS VAR AB  R  H BI
Will Brockman         5  3  3  2  Grant Lorenzen        4  2  2  0  
John Schiesl          6  3  4  3  Andrew Mora           2  0  0  0  
Victor Glorioso       3  1  0  1   Brayden Sell         1  2  1  1  
Johnny Conforti       5  1  1  1   Reno Sexton          1  1  0  0  
Ben Wade              4  2  3  3  Kyle Gaines           5  1  3  2  
Jake Wilcox           4  3  2  0  Bryan Gallen          5  1  2  5  
Tony Maggio           4  2  2  3  Blake Eversole        2  1  1  0  
Thomas Ringel         2  0  1  0  Anian Nicolas-Zamora  4  1  1  2  
 Luciano Biscari      3  0  0  2  Devin Petersen        2  0  0  0  
Jack Stoddart         1  0  0  0  Konnor Thompson       3  0  2  2  
 Jack Lewis           1  1  1  1   Tim Moment           1  2  0  0  
 Vince Gardner        1  1  0  0  Casey Cayton          4  1  1  0  
                                  *Daniel Cass          0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               39 17 17 16  TOTALS               34 13 13 12

LOB--2018 VARSITY ST. PIUS X 9, 2018 NKC HORNETS VARSITY 6.
ERR--Thomas Ringel, Ben Wade (2), Bryan Gallen, Kyle Gaines,
Konnor Thompson, Casey Cayton. 2B--John Schiesl, Kyle
Gaines, Blake Eversole. HR--Anian Nicolas-Zamora, Bryan
Gallen. HBP--Jake Wilcox, Devin Petersen (2). SB--Tony
Maggio, Jake Wilcox (2), Will Brockman (3), Ben Wade, John
Schiesl, Daniel Cass, Tim Moment.

 2018 VARSITY ST. PIUS X         IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jack Stoddart                  2.00    3    2    2    0    1    0
Jack Lewis                     1.00    0    1    1    1    2    0
Tony Maggio                    1.00    5    6    6    1    1    2
Luciano Biscari                0.33    2    4    4    2    0    0
Jake Wilcox                    2.67    3    0    0    0    2    0
 2018 NKC HORNETS VARSITY   
Grant Lorenzen                 4.00    8    6    6    2    5    0
Blake Eversole                 2.00    7    9    7    4    0    0
Kyle Gaines                    1.00    2    2    2    1    2    0

PB--Devin Petersen (4). WP--Grant Lorenzen (2). SO--Jack
Stoddart, Tony Maggio, Vince Gardner, Will Brockman, Ben
Wade, John Schiesl, Johnny Conforti, Anian Nicolas-Zamora,
Bryan Gallen (2), Konnor Thompson, Reno Sexton, Andrew Mora.
BB--Victor Glorioso (2), Tony Maggio, Vince Gardner, Will
Brockman, Ben Wade, Jack Lewis, Grant Lorenzen, Blake
Eversole (2), Brayden Sell.

WP: Jake Wilcox (1-0)
LP: Blake Eversole (0-1)

LOCATION: Macken Park
CONDITION: Good
WEATHER: Mild, 55
UMPIRES: HOME-Bob Power; FIELD-Fred Lindsey
TIME OF GAME: 2:23

Details

Date Time League Season
March 22, 2018 4:00 pm 2018 Varsity Non-Conference 2018

Field

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