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Sixth inning rally sparks Huskies 6-1 win over the Chieftains

The boys varsity baseball team defeated Bellevue East, 6-1, in a non-conference matchup at the Kauffman Stadium, Friday April 19. The Huskies had seven hits during the game and improved their record to 6-5 on the season.

Maggie McCready, Writer

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Earning five out of their six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Huskies sparked an offensive rally beginning with a double from senior David Kephart. This momentum would continue to spread throughout the team, ultimately racking up three hits on the inning.

Head coach Jade Samborski said the Huskies stayed patient during the game leading up to their sixth inning rally.

“We finally got to their pitcher,” Samborski said. “Their pitcher did a really, really good job. We finally got to him in the sixth inning.”

Following Kephart’s double, junior Matt Miller hit a double, knocking in the second run of the game. After a passed ball at home plate, junior Easton White stole home, picking up the third run for the Huskies. Senior Sean Roseborough rounded out the inning’s scoring with a double, batting in the fourth and fifth runs and ultimately scoring on an error.

As well as being hot offensively, the Huskies had a strong pitching performance, Samborski said. Starting pitcher senior Tyler McQuinn pitched the first 4 innings, only allowing 1 run.

As a part of their annual program fundraiser, the Huskies were rewarded for selling their Royal ticket vouchers, allowing them to play at the Kauffman Stadium for a game. McQuinn said playing in the big league stadium was an unforgettable experience.

“It was an experience,” McQuinn said laughing. “If you are pitching, don’t look up because it feels like everything is on top of you.”

With the win, the Huskies improved their season record to 6-5 and extended their winning streak to three games.

“It’s not about the wins, but it’s about playing well together and building up confidence in each other,” Samborski said.

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