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Wellsville baseball heads to state tourney again

By The Herald Staff | 5/21/2014

MOUND CITY — The Wellsville High School baseball is headed to the state tournament for the fifth straight season.

Wellsville took the regional title Tuesday with 13-1 victory in five innings over West Franklin and 6-4 win in the title game against Osage City in Mound City.

MOUND CITY — The Wellsville High School baseball is headed to the state tournament for the fifth straight season.

Wellsville took the regional title Tuesday with 13-1 victory in five innings over West Franklin and 6-4 win in the title game against Osage City in Mound City.

Wellsville takes a program-best 20-2 record into the 3A state tournament, which starts May 29 in Topeka at Washburn University. State pairings will be released later this week. Wellsville fell in the first round of state last year.

Wellsville’s pitching proved to be the difference. Senior Shamus Kearney improved to 9-0 with a complete game in the win over West Franklin. He had seven strikeouts and a total of 54 pitches in the five-inning game.

Kearney earned the save in the championship game. He relieved starter Luke Meyer (6-0) in the sixth inning.

Meyer pitched Wellsville to a 6-3 lead.

Wellsville’s offense had nine players have at least two hits in the two regional games. Tony Dougan led the Eagles with five hits and three RBIs. Mitch Huffman had four hits and four RBIs.

Trent Smith: 2-7.

Tony Dougan: 5-9 3 RBIs.

Shamus Kearney: 4-8, 3 RBIs.

Luke Meyer: 2-6, 2 RBIs.

Mitch Huffman: 4-7, 4 RBIs.

Andy Dougan: 2-7.

Shelton Breithaupt: 4-7, 5 RBIs.

Seth Breithaupt: 2-6.

Brett Osbern: 2-6, RBI.

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