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Ichabod baseball bounces back to take series from Hornets

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

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Comebacks were the theme of the day in Saturday's Washburn University-Emporia State MIAA baseball twinbill at Falley Field, with both the Ichabods and Hornets rallying for victories.

After letting a 10-1 lead get away in a 13-10 first-game loss, the Ichabods rebounded from a 4-0 deficit to take a 5-4 victory over Emporia State in the series finale and win the series two games to one.

Tyler Clark ChiapparelliWashburn's Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli drove in the tying and game-winning runs in the Ichabods' 5-4 second-game win over Emporia State Saturday at Falley Field. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

The Hornets (11-16 overall, 7-14 in the MIAA) scored eight runs in the top of the ninth to take the first game, but Washburn (10-17, 9-12) turned the tables in Game 2, with Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli driving in the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and plating the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth with a run-scoring single.

Washburn was in control for most of the opener, tying the game at 1-1 with a first-inning home run from Eric Hinostroza and then scoring three times in the bottom of the second on run-scoring doubles from Clark-Chiapparelli, Shawnee Heights product Cole Emerson and Xavier De Leon.

The Ichabods tacked on six runs on six hits in the fourth to take a 10-1 advantage, getting a two-run home run from Peter Shearer, a three-run homer from Parker Dunn and a run-scoring single from Kros Bay.

Washburn jubeWashburn's bench celebrates a big Ichabod play during Saturday's doubleheader against Emporia State. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Emporia State got back in the game with two runs in the fifth and two in the eighth before the Hornets erupted for eight runs on five hits in the top of the ninth while also capitalizing on three Ichabod errors.

Hinostroza and Clark-Chiapparelli both had two first-game hits for the Ichabods and scored twice.

Former Rossville standout Christian Roduner went 3 for 5 with two runs scored for Emporia State.

Emporia State drew first blood in the second game with a run in the first and the Hornets went up 3-0 in the fourth and 4-0 in the fifth on a solo home run from Chanler Bloomer.

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Hayden softball rolls to twinbill sweep at Emporia

Rick Peterson

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Hayden's softball team picked up its first wins of the season Friday at Emporia, with the Wildcats taking 11-0 and 8-2 wins over the Centennial League-rival Spartans.

Hayden sophomore Alyssa Droge picked up both pitching wins for the 2-4 Wildcats, including a one-hit, eight-strikeout performance in the first game.

Droge followed that with a seven-hit, five-strikeout game in the nightcap.

AlyssaDroge4Hayden sophomore Alyssa Droge picked up both pitching wins in Friday's doubleheader sweep at Emporia. [File photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Hayden freshman Ava Delgado went 3 for 4 in the opener with a triple and six runs batted in while sophomore Tatum Abbey had a solo home run and junior Carly Stuke had a double and a pair of RBI.

Wildcat senior Alyssa Dinkel and junior Sandy Anguiano both had a pair of hits in the first game while Droge had a triple.

Dinkel also had two hits in the second game while Stuke had a triple and three RBI, Delgado knocked in two runs and sophomore Maylee Burris had a triple.

Hayden is scheduled to return to action Tuesday, hosting Piper in a non-league doubleheader.

FIRST GAME

HAYDEN 11, EMPORIA 0

W -- Droge. L -- Gilpin. 2B -- Hayden: Stuke. 3B -- Hayden: Delgado, Droge. HR -- Hayden: Abbey.

SECOND GAME

HAYDEN 8, EMPORIA 2

W -- Droge. L -- Harris. 2B -- Emporia: Stewart, Gilpin. 3B -- Hayden: Burris, Stuke. Emporia: Stewart.