Kingsley-Pierson downs Ridge View
KINGSLEY — Kingsley-Pierson started the season with a pair of wins over Ridge View in Western Valley Conference action Monday.
The K-P baseball team, receiving votes in the preseason rankings, fell behind 7-1 after two and a half innings, but scored seven runs in the third and never trailed again in an 18-10 slugfest. The Panthers knocked out 16 hits including six for extra bases in the win. Malakie Christophersen and Evan Neumann led the way with three hits apiece along with a team-high 3 RBI. Both hit a triple with Neumann ending just a homer shy of hitting for the cycle.
Matt Christophersen, Damon Schmid and Jackson Howe each had a pair of hits with 2 RBI. Boe Harvey and Damon Bowman drove in two apiece with one hit each.
Ridge View mustered up most of their offense through some wild pitching from the Panthers who used five arms in the game. The team combined to walk six batters and hit another six.
The Lady Panthers earned a 7-6 walk-off win as MaKenna Bowman drove in the winning run. Halle Collins led the way with three hits including a double, one of four in the game for the Panthers, as Bowman, Hayden Dunne and Rachel Bohle each had two-baggers. Avery Schroeder added a triple for the team.
Anna Bubke and Rachel Bohle split time in the circle. Bubke gave up four runs on four hits with four strikeouts in the same number of innings. Just one of those runs allowed was earned. Bohle tossed three innings and struck out three. Two earned runs were charged to her.
The Panthers return to conference action Wednesday at Lawton-Bronson.
K-P: Hits- 16, Walks- 4; 2B- Schmid, Neumann, J. Harvey, Bowman; 3B- Mal. Christophersen, Neumann; HR- None; RBI- Mal. Christophersen 3, Neumann 3; Mat. Christophersen 2, Schmid 2, Howe 2, B. Harvey 2, Bowman 2; Pitching: Matt Riordan- 1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 Ks; Evan Neumann- 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K; Jackson Howe- 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K; Damon Schmid- 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 Ks; Matt Christophersen- 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 Ks.
K-P: Hits- 8; Walks- 3; 2B- Collins, Bowman, Dunne, Bohle; 3B- Schroeder; HR- None; RBI- Bowman, Dunne, Bohle; Pitching: Anna Bubke- 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks; Rachel Bohle- 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 Ks.