Baldwin High School baseball team finishes 5th in Kansas City, Kan., tournament
The Baldwin Bulldog baseball team went 2-1 in a tournament at the Community America Ballpark, claiming fifth place in the eight-team event.
Baldwin dropped its first game in the tournament last Thursday, 3-0, when Basehor-Linwood out-dueled the Bulldog pitching tandem of Adam Carlson and Christian Linder.
The Bulldogs’ bats came alive early Friday against Tonganoxie, as the team scored all its runs in the first two innings in a 7-1 victory. Carlson and Tyler Davidson both had two RBIs in the game. Senior ace Collin Linder earned the complete-game win.
Baldwin scratched out a 2-1 win Saturday against Spring Hill by making the most of its five hits. Senior Christian Linder score the Bulldogs’ first run after being hit by a pitch and stealing second. He scored on senior Ben Brungardt’s single to center. Shortstop Brock Randels scored what proved to be the winning run after leading off the six inning with a triple.
Brungardt went the distance for Baldwin, giving up one run on seven hits and three strike outs.
Tuesday’s game against rival Eudora got away from the Bulldogs when the Cardinals put together six-run rallies in the fifth and sixth innings. Rains ended the scoreless second game in the top of the second. BHS activities director Gary Stevanus said he was attempting to reschedule the game.