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Osawatomie takes Eagles down to wire

By The Herald Staff | 5/5/2014

OSAWATOMIE — It took nine innings for the Wellsville High School baseball team to capture an undefeated Pioneer League title.

Osawatomie did not make it easy on the Eagles Friday in Osawatomie. The Eagles won 10-9 in nine innings in the nightcap to finish unbeaten in the league. Wellsville won the opener, 16-1 in five innings.

OSAWATOMIE — It took nine innings for the Wellsville High School baseball team to capture an undefeated Pioneer League title.

Osawatomie did not make it easy on the Eagles Friday in Osawatomie. The Eagles won 10-9 in nine innings in the nightcap to finish unbeaten in the league. Wellsville won the opener, 16-1 in five innings.

Shamus Kearney (6-0) tossed a complete game in the opener. He had five strikeouts.

Andy Dougan doubled home Kearney for the winning run in the ninth inning. He got the win by pitching the ninth. Luke Meyer went five innings and left with Wellsville holding an 8-2 lead.

Trent Smith had four hits and three RBIs. Kearney had five hits and two RBIs. Shelton Breithaupt and Seth Breithaupt had four hits and two RBIs each.

Central Heights

Central Heights took a pair of home games Friday from Marmaton Valley. The Vikings won 16-1 in three innings and 13-1.

Merrick Brown tossed a one-hitter with five strikeouts in the opener.

“He did a nice job of getting in a spot start for us,” Viking coach Jason Brown said.

Jacob Pryor and Jacob Anderson had two hits and three RBIs. Scooter Kice had three hits and scored three runs.

Kice gave up three hits in four innings of the nightcap. Brown said he did a good job of letting his defense help him out.

“We did a nice job of staying focused for the second game,” Brown said.

Coby Robertson had two hits.

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