Russell/Victoria Takes Third in 4A Div. 2
- Published on Friday, 30 May 2014 23:40
After rolling by Wichita Trinity 11-2 on Thursday, the Broncos were held to a season-low three hits and committed six errors in a 10-0 five inning loss to Kansas City-Bishop Ward (15-10) in the semifinals. Russell bounced back in the third place game, scoring seven times in the second inning, four in the third and three in a fifth in a 15-1 five inning victory over Baxter Springs (19-6).
Brandon Ridgley (3-3) allowed seven runs on nine hits over four-plus innings and took the loss against Bishop Ward. Brandon Bachar (1-1) went the distance against Baxter Springs and scattered five hits for his first win of the season.
Russell/Victoria had 15 hits against Baxter Springs. Chase Prester led the way with four hits and finished the state tournament by going 8-for-10 at the plate. Brady Dinkel, Kaden Rohr, Taylor Rome and Grant Weber each had two hits.
The Broncos finish the spring with a 16-9 record and earn their best finish in four trips to state since the program began in 1993.
KC-Bishop Ward went on to win their 13th state championship in school history on Friday night, beating top-seeded Perry-Lecompton 5-2.Read More Sports