The Hornets were unable to hit the elusive .500 mark on Tuesday afternoon as they dropped to 4-6 against William Chrisman 6-4. Northtown was in control early, but two errors and timely hits by the Bears would prove the difference makers in the conference game.
NKC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second after a leadoff walk by Austin Creekmore, a single by Brayden Sell, then an RBI ground out by Tim Moment and an RBI single by Brock McLaughlin. But Chrisman would answer in the third plating four runs and sending eight batters up to the plate.
Grant Lorenzen was in control early, striking out four in the first two innings allowing only one hit. The third would be where he stumbled allowing the four runs. With the game tied at four, Lorenzen again settled down for a clean fourth but left after a leadoff walk in the fifth handing it over to Casey Cayton. That runner would come around to score with Chrisman tacking on an insurance run in the seventh.
The Hornets made two errors and had two baserunning blunders in the game, but otherwise their bats remained hot. Austin Creekmore would have two hits and two RBI. Brock McLaughlin and Tim Moment also had RBI’s.
The Hornets dropped their final home game before a three week road trip that won’t see the squad back at Macken Park until the final week of April.
A quick turnaround, however, as NKC will face off at Lee’s Summit North on Wednesday. The loss drops the Hornets to 4-6, and 2-4 in conference as the Bears improve to 4-5 and 2-3 in conference.
|April 9, 2019||4:00 pm||2019 Varsity||2019|
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