Cloud Sweeps Seward in McPherson
Brock Kappelmann - March 18, 2019 7:23 am
With Cloud’s field still too wet to play, the Cloud Thunderbirds made themselves right at home at Bulldog Field in McPherson. The T-Birds swept the Saints 11-8 and 6-4. Cloud wins the series 3-1.
In game one, Seward starter Ryan Giberson was chased after 2 and 2/3. The T-Birds scored one in the second and Seward tied the game in the third. Owen Martin singled home a run. Cloud scored six runs on one hit in the third. There was one error, three walks, and three HBP’s. This made it 7-1 after three. Cayde Ward slammed a two run homer to left in the fourth to make it 7-3. Seward scored three in the fifth on two hits. Cloud pitching and defense began the inning with two walks and an error. Seward scored a run on a double play. Richard Armijo doubled to right and Cruz Shope singled him home to make it 7-6 in the fifth. Cloud added a run in the fifth to lead 8-6. Benny Ayala hit a towering two run homer to left to tie the game at 8-8 in the sixth. But the T-Birds scored three in the bottom of the sixth to lead 11-8.
In game two, Seward starter Braedon Gould lasted 3 and 1/3 innings. Cloud scored two in the third and four in the fourth to lead 6-0. Seward waited until the seventh to get the bats going. CJ Fernelius and Richard Armijo provided RBI singles and Shope grounded out to score a run to make it 6-3. Ward tripled to right and Ayala grounded out to score him to make it 6-4. Austin Folds pitched 4 and 2/3 scoreless innings in relief for the Saints.
Seward is 11-11 and 4-4 in the Jayhawk West while Cloud is 13-6 overall and 6-2 in the Jayhawk West. Seward plays at Clarendon Tuesday and at Butler on Thursday.
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