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March 22, 2014

Buffs swept in Shawnee

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SHAWNEE —

Green said his success came from his curveball, on which he can change the speed without changing the angle.

“If I can get that down, it’s fine,” Green said.

Sontag’s double play came after the Bobcats had scored two more runs in the top of the fourth. Kerlick got to first on a fielder’s choice, stole second and came home on a single by Hunter King.

Green then lined one into right. Perhaps expecting King to stop at third base on the hard-hit single, Buffs right fielder Dalton Wood hesitated for several seconds before throwing the ball back to the infield.

King never stopped, however, and beat the throw home for a 4-1 Bobcats lead.

“We kept shooting ourselves in the foot by giving them one more run,” Buffs coach Justin Bond said.

“We just didn’t do enough behind (starting pitcher Mullins) necessarily, and we didn’t do enough offensively to put ourselves in a position to win.”

Buffs nine-hole hitter Chase Hass scored on an error in the bottom of the fifth, but the Bobcats answered with a run on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth. Ross’ sacrifice fly made it 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth, then Ross struck out the side in the top of the seventh.

The Buffs needed two to get on base in the bottom of the seventh to get Wood back into the batter’s box. Wood’s triple, easily the Buffs’ hardest hit of the night, had set up their sixth-inning run.

Both Chad Meadows and Hass had chances to get on, working their counts to 3-1. But Green threw 3-1 strikes to both hitters, then struck them out.

Mullins reached on a two-out hit-by-pitch, but Green then got Homer to ground out to second to end the game and leave Wood in the on-deck circle.

“He has more guts than any kid that you’ll ever see,” Willits said of Green. “When we won the state tournament in the fall, he won all three games on the mound for us.”

The Buffs also lost 4-3 to Bishop McGuinness on Friday in Shawnee, falling to 5-3 overall. Binger-Oney, the No. 3 team in Class A, beat Lawton MacArthur 11-3 on Thursday and improved to 3-3.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

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