Fort Scott High School's baseball team was swept by leader Labette County at home Friday but went on the road Monday and dominated Coffeyville in a pair of Southeast Kansas League doubleheaders.
On Friday, Labette County (10-0 SEK, 12-0 overall) kept up its high-scoring ways in sweeping the Tigers 10-3 and 12-1 at Don Hewett Field. The Grizzlies have failed to score at least 10 runs just once this season.
Ericah Shoemaker and Hannah Tourtillott each had 2 hits in the opener. Sidney Maycumber and Riley Brown had Fort Scott's only hits in the second game.
Monday, the Tigers handed Coffeyville (0-12, 0-12) its 60th and 61st consecutive defeats. Fort Scott (7-3, 8-4) took the opener 14-1 and the second game 15-4 to climb into a tie for third in the SEK with Parsons.
Jenna Harper (5-2) allowed one unearned run on 3 hits and 2 walks in the opener. She struck out 4 batters.
Fort Scott struck early in game one, scoring 7 times in the top of the first inning. Tourtillott walked to lead off the game, then stole second. Mackenzie Jackman hit a 1-out double to score Tourtillott. Jackman stole third and scored on Kenzie Heatherly's double. Heatherly scored when Sidney Maycumber reached on an error. Shelby Maycumber followed up with a double, scoring Sidney. Shoemaker reached on an error, allowing Shelby Maycumber to score. Maddi Allen reached base on a bunt. Shoemaker scored when Tourtillott reached base for the second time in the inning, this time on an error. Allen got on base when Riley Brown singled.
Brown, Jackman, Heatherly, Shelby Maycumber and Allen each had 2 hits for the Tigers. One of Heatherly's was a solo home run leading off the fifth inning.
Tourtillott, Brown, Harper, Jackman and Heatherly were each credited with 2 runs batted in. Allen scored 3 runs while Tourtillott, Heatherly, Shelby Maycumber and Shoemaker each scored twice.
Fort Scott waited until the second inning to unleash its deluge of runs in the second game. After putting up one in the top of the first -- Heatherly plating Tourtillott, who again led off the game with a walk -- the Tigers scored 5 in the top of the second and needed just 2 hits to do it.
Shoemaker was hit by a pitch with one out. She moved to second on a wild pitch. Tourtillott drew another walk and the runners moved up on another wild pitch. Brown reached on an error, allowing Shoemaker to score. Jackman also reached on an error, which brought Tourtillott home. Heatherly belted a double to score Brown and Jackman and scored herself on Delane Gray's single up the middle.
Gray (3-2) pitched all 7 innings, allowing one earned run on 6 hits and 3 walks while striking out 12.
Heatherly went 3 for 5, driving in 4 runs and scoring twice. Jackman was 2 for 4 with 4 RBI while Brown also had 4 RBI.
Tourtillott was 2 for 3 for the Tigers while Allen was 2 for 4. Tourtillott scored 4 runs, Shoemaker 3 and Brown, Jackman and Allen 2 each.
The Tigers will be faced with a strong test on the road Thursday when they travel to Paola for a non-league doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The junior varsity is scheduled to play at the same time at a nearby field.
NOTES -- Coffeyville's last victories came on April 23, 2009 when the Golden Tornado swept Parsons. Since then, Coffeyville has lost 61 consecutive games overall and 50 straight SEK games....
Labette County, meanwhile, has won 40 consecutive league games. The Grizzlies last SEK loss was in the second game of a doubleheader at Iola on March 30, 2010. LCHS has won 55 of its last 56 league games...
Fort Scott...... 702 41x x -- 14 13 2
Coffeyville..... 000 10x x -- 1 3 4
WP -- Harper (5-2). LP -- n/a.
HR -- Fort Scott: Heatherly (1, 5th inn., none on, none out).
Fort Scott...... 151 131 3 -- 15 13 4
Coffeyville..... 000 112 0 -- 4 6 3
WP -- Gray (3-2). LP -- n/a.
HR -- None.