Santa Fe baseball, softball update
Despite the season starting weeks ago, Santa Fe High School ó like most other area teams ó have been struggling getting games played due to inclement weather. Nonetheless, the Chiefs baseball team and Lady Chiefs softball team have found time to play at least a few games.
The baseball team is currently sitting at 1-3, although the results donít make it easy forecasting how this team will finish the season.
After defeating Pleasant Hill High School (a larger school that is struggling on the field but known for a perennially competitive baseball program) 10-7 in the Knob Noster Tournament to start their season (March 22), they went backwards, losing 17-3 against a solid Concordia High School team (March 23) and 18-0 to another impressive team, Northwest (Hughesville) High School (March 24).
That performance was followed up by a heartbreaking 5-4, I-70 Conference loss at Crest Ridge High School in a game that went into the 10th inning.
The soft-ballers have had more consistency, but in only three games. Starting with the Santa Fe Snowflake Classic (their annual tournament, held on March 23-24), the Lady Chiefs dropped to still-undefeated Concordia High School 9-0 before winning a barnburner against Smithton High School, 11-9 (both games played on March 23). Following the tournament, the Lady Chiefs have been able to squeeze in one more game, a 9-1 I-70 Conference victory over Crest Ridge High School.
Following their initial four games, the Chiefs baseball team is currently sitting at 1-3 (0-1 in conference), while the Lady Chiefs have played their way to a 2-1 (1-0 in conference) start to their season.
Both teams are shaping up nicely and are bound to have good seasons (weather permitting).
The Chiefs and Lady Chiefs will be back playing in front of their home crowd tonight, April 11, against fellow I-70 Conference member Sweet Springs High School. They will follow up with another home game tomorrow, April 12, when they take on Carrollton High School.