Cowley takes Sunday twinbill

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fort Scott Community College's baseball team dropped a pair in Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division play at Lions Field Sunday, losing to Cowley 6-2 in the first game and 4-1 in the second.

With Cowley's sweep on Thursday, the Tigers (6-0 East, 14-0 overall) won the season series 4-0.

The Greyhounds (1-7, 4-10), now in last place in the East by a game to Independence, scored the first two runs of the opener. Kaden Schaffer scored in the first inning on a ground out. Trey Hair walked in the third, stole second, then stole third and scored on a bad throw by Cowley's catcher.

The Tigers scored 3 in the top of the fourth, twice in the fifth and once in the sixth.

Shaffer had 2 of Fort Scott's 5 hits. Garrett Benge was 3 for 3 for Cowley, hitting a 2-run homer in the fifth.

Nate Westfahl (1-2) took the loss for Fort Scott, allowing one earned run in 3 2/3 innings on 4 hits and 2 walks with one strikeout.

Fort Scott's only run in the nightcap scored in the bottom of the ninth on Josh Whisler's 2-out solo homer, which was his first of the season. He had 2 of the Greyhounds' 5 hits.

Matt Hicks (1-1) pitched the first six-plus innings for the 'Hounds, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out two.

The Greyhounds host Longview in a non-conference doubleheader at 1 p.m. today. Then they will take on Coffeyville in four division games later in the week. There will be a home twinbill at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lions Field and a road doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday at Coffeyville's Walter Johnson Park.

Game One

Cowley.............. 000 321 0 -- 6 9 1

Fort Scott.......... 101 000 0 -- 2 5 1

WP -- Rigler (3-0). LP -- Wetfahl (1-2).

HR -- Cowley: Benge (5, 5th inn., one on, none out).

Game Two

Cowley.............. 000 100 300 -- 4 11 0

Fort Scott.......... 000 000 001 -- 1 5 3

WP -- White (1-0). LP -- Hicks (1-1).

HR -- Whisler (1, 9th inn., none on, two out).