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Every once in a while, you get two pitchers at the peak of their game face off against each other, trading blows and throwing zero’s. That’s exactly what was on display Monday night at Macken Park. Unfortunately, the Hornets came up just short of a win.

The Hornets Konnor Thompson and Belton’s Andrew Clark put on an absolute clinic through six innings of scoreless baseball. It wasn’t until the final two batters Thompson faced as he approached 100 pitches that he began to tire and blinked first in the standoff between aces. But what an outing Thompson had. Ten strikeouts besting his last outing of eight. He allowed four hits – two in the final inning – walked three and threw just over 100 pitches. Nights like Monday is where everything was working for Thompson. Thompson’s best inning was the fifth where he struck out the side on 10 pitches.

On the other side of the scorebook, Andrew Clark has just as fantastic a performance. Throwing six scoreless innings sprinkling four hits on eight strikeouts with only one walk.

Brock McLaughlin added another line to his “what can’t this kid do?” resume as he notched two hits, then came on in relief of Thompson with the bases loaded and blew away the third out with a weak grounder to short – then pitched a clean seventh. Brayden Sell also notched a multi-hit game – he continues to lead all Hornets in hits with 10.

The Hornets bats were otherwise pretty quiet after their biggest scoring opportunity in the second inning when they loaded the bases with two outs, but couldn’t push a run across. The Hornets also had two baserunners in the seventh inning.

The Pirates only managed one run after loading the bases in the sixth on two hits which would prove to be Thompson’s final two batters. Zeke Henson pushed home Jackson Russell for the only run of the game.

The Hornets fall to 2-4, but this is a much different team than the second half of the Winnetonka game signified by their last two games being error-free. Northtown will hit the road, I-70 to be exact, to St. Charles, Missouri to play 3-3 Duchesne High School in a Saturday double-header. NKC won’t play at home again until Monday, when they will host undefeated Raytown.

Box Score


BELTON PIRATES VARSITY (1) AT NKC HORNETS VARSITY (0)

BELTON PIRATES VARSI AB  R  H BI  NKC HORNETS VARSITY  AB  R  H BI
Jonathan Rickard      4  0  2  0  Lorenzen Grant        4  0  0  0  
Jackson Russell       3  1  0  0  Creekmore Austin      3  0  0  0  
Kody Burch            3  0  0  0  Brock McLaughlin      3  0  2  0  
Andrew Clark          1  0  0  0  Bryan Gallen          3  0  0  0  
Zeke Henson           3  0  1  1  Nicolas Anian         3  0  0  0  
Brayden Reidenbach    3  0  1  0  Cayton Casey          3  0  0  0  
Brady Stegner         3  0  0  0  Sell Brayden          3  0  2  0  
Carson Logue          2  0  0  0  Guzman Sebastian      2  0  0  0  
Dane Walker           3  0  0  0   Devero Noah          0  0  0  0  
                                  Moment Tim            2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               25  1  4  1  TOTALS               26  0  4  0

BELTON PIRATES VARSITY        000 001 0 -- 1  
NKC HORNETS VARSITY           000 000 0 -- 0  

LOB--BELTON PIRATES VARSITY 7, NKC HORNETS VARSITY 7.
ERR--Kody Burch. SB--Jackson Russell, Jonathan Rickard,
Brock McLaughlin (2), Moment Tim.

 BELTON PIRATES VARSITY          IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Andrew Clark (W)               6.00    4    0    0    1    8    0
Kody Burch (S)                 1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0
 NKC HORNETS VARSITY        
Thompson Konnor (L)            5.67    4    1    1    3   10    0
Brock McLaughlin               1.33    0    0    0    1    1    0

SO--Brady Stegner (2), Jackson Russell (2), Andrew Clark,
Jonathan Rickard, Kody Burch (2), Dane Walker, Carson Logue
(2), Creekmore Austin, Moment Tim, Lorenzen Grant, Bryan
Gallen (2), Nicolas Anian (2), Guzman Sebastian. BB--Jackson
Russell, Andrew Clark (2), Carson Logue, Moment Tim, Devero
Noah.

LOCATION: Macken Park
CONDITION: Good
WEATHER: Cool, 52


Details

Date Time League Season
March 25, 2019 4:00 pm 2019 Varsity 2019

Field

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

Every once in a while, you get two pitchers at the peak of their game face off against each other, trading blows and throwing zero's. That's exactly what was on display Monday night at Macken Park. Unfortunately, the Hornets came up just short of a win. The Hornets Konnor Thompson and Belton's Andrew Clark put on an absolute clinic through six innings of scoreless baseball. It wasn't until the final two batters Thompson faced as he approached 100 pitches that he began to tire and blinked first in the standoff between aces. But what an outing Thompson had. Ten strikeouts besting his last outing of eight. He allowed four hits - two in the final inning - walked three and threw just over 100 pitches. Nights like Monday is where everything was working for Thompson. Thompson's best inning was the fifth where he struck out the side on 10 pitches.

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