In a game that moved to Macken due to storms, the Hornets did not make the Bears feel at home. Northtown won their eighth of the year, topping their record from 2018, in a 5-3 defeat of William Chrisman. Konnor Thompson hurled a seven inning, eight hitter and only allowed a run in three innings.
Chrisman jumped on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the second following a leadoff walk, one of three in the inning. But the bleeding was stopped thanks to a failed steal of home where Thompson stepped off, and tossed it homeward with a perfectly placed Sebastian Guzman tag. Guzman would be critical in four major put-outs in the game. He caught two more attempted steal attempts in the third and fourth on a swampy track, with a beauty of a throw to knock down a runner at third in the fifth.
Guzman would also reach safely on three walks in the game, scoring twice. Grant Lorenzen picked up two hits and two RBI with a sacrifice fly that would score the go ahead run in the sixth inning.
Thompson locked down the final two innings of the game picking up two of his four strikeouts in the seventh to close it out. He lowers his ERA to 3.39 and has now collected 55 strikeouts on the year.
The Hornets are still in the conference title hunt with this win, which brings them to 6-4 in Conference, only one game behind conference leaders Oak Park and Fort Osage – the two remaining conference games on their schedule.
Northtown will be back at home tomorrow night to say farewell to their 2019 Senior class as they take on Grandview at 4 PM. There will be a picnic after in the seniors honor and all are welcome to attend.
|May 1, 2019||4:00 pm||2019 Varsity||2019|
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William Chrisman High School