Lack of players costs Bombers
It's been difficult for the Louisburg Bombers to get on the field the last week or so, as they have battled a variety of calamities, none of which have helped get the team on the field to actually play a game. The good news was they were able to pick up two more wins on the season, again by forfeit, as their games with Pomona were cancelled due to a lack of players by Pomona. But the Bombers had to return the favor to Garnett as they were unable to field a full team for their scheduled games on Friday, July 9, 2010. In additon, the Bombers trip to the Emporia Tournament over the July 4th weekend got cancelled because the age limit on the teams was changed and the Bombers could not play. The Bombers will try and get back on the diamond on July 13th when the are scheduled to play at Paola.
Raiders are third at Chanute
The Osawatomie Raiders took third place at the Chanute Tournament over the Independence Day Holiday weekend, as they finished with an even 2-2 record in the event. The Raiders opened the tournament with a heartbreaking 5-4 defeat at the hands of Fort Scott, before rebounding to take a 6-2 victory over Iola in the second game of the event. Next on tap for the Raiders was the host team Chanute which handed the Raiders their second defeat of the event in a wild 14-11 game. The Raiders closed out the tournament with a thrid place finish by defeating Burlington 9-4. The Raiders had some problems with Mother Nature this week, as their game early in the week, a rematch with Chanute was rained out. No make up game has been scheduled.
Paola falls to Baldwin on late rally
Sometimes you just can't stand prosperity. The Paola American Legion Baseball team found itself cruising on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Baldwin in an opening round league tournament game, but just couldn't find the killer instinct to finish the deal, losing a 12-11 heartbreaker. Paola used a seven run third inning to break a 1-1 tie and pull away to an 8-1 lead. In the next inning, Paola added another run and with three and a half innings in the books, Paola held a 9-1 lead and was just six outs away from a run rule victory. But things went south from there, as Baldwin used a big inning of their own to pull to within two at 9-7 and then scored five runs in the last three innings to take the victory. The final blow came with two outs in the seventh, as Baldwin used an error, a walk and a double to win the game.