Chiefs drop game at Sacred Heart
Ben Hinz smacked a solo home run to start the game, but most of the rest of the game was dominated by the host Sacred Heart Gremlins in a 12-2 decision last week Monday in Sedalia.
The Gremlins answered the first-inning run with one in the bottom half and then blew open the game with four second-inning tallies.
Sacred Heart added six more runs in the fourth inning and one in the fifth, ending the game via the 10-run rule.
The Chiefs, who scored their other run in the third inning, had some chances to score more but couldn't come up with a big hit.
They left a runner on third base in the first inning, runners on second and third in the third frame and the bases full in the fifth inning.
Alex Smith singled, advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on a bases-loaded ground out by Dalton Bargfrede in the third inning for the Chiefs' second run.
Smith led the Chiefs with three hits-- all singles. Truman Sleeper added two base hits.
Sleeper and Bargfrede did the pitching, combining for five strikeouts.
Lone Jack 9, at Santa Fe 1
The Mules broke a scoreless tie with five runs in the third inning and added one in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth last week Tuesday.
Santa Fe's lone run came home in the fifth inning.
Luke Schmidt whacked a lead-off base hit, stole second and third and scored on a double by Hinz.
No Santa Fe player had more than one hit.
Hinz and Ryan Cox did the pitching for the Chiefs, combining for 11 strikeouts.
The Chiefs are 5-10 heading into this week's I-70 Conference tournament.