The Kansas Comets have a good season going, so far, with a 10 – 6 record.
On March 26, the Comets played Ketchum at home for a hard fought win of 3 to 2, following eight innings.
The last time the Comets played Ketchum, they were beat 5 to 4 by the Warriors, but the Comets were able to reverse the outcome this time.
The Warriors came out swinging in the first inning, with the first three batters each hitting a single and loading the bases.
A wild throw allowed two of the runners to steal their way home, leaving a runner on third.
However, Easton Williams #12, struck out the next three batters, stranding a Warrior on third base.
As the Comets took over the bats, Daris Glass #5 popped out with his hit, Chance Kolysko #2 was struck out and Jerimiah Harmon #6 was thrown out at first.
The Comets played good defense as the Warriors began the second inning throwing the first batter out at first base and struck out the second batter.
The third batter was walked when he was hit with a pitch, but that player was a little too slow as Wiggins caught him leading too far off the plate and was tagged out for the third out.
Kansas struggled get something going, but couldn’t score in the second inning and it stayed Warriors 2, Comets 0.
Ketchum’s first batter connected for a double, then the next batter hit a single, then both tried to steal the next base, but the first runner was thrown out at third base.
The next two batters were struck out, leaving a runner on second.
The bottom of the third wasn’t much better for the Comets, however, as Jake Morgan #25 struck out, Caleb Reding # 3 was walked and then forced out at second as Glass hit a single.
Kolysko got a hold of one and sent it out to the outfield, but it was caught by the Warriors ending the inning Jay 0, Ketchum 2.
At the top of the fourth, though Ketchum’s first batter was walked, the next batter was thrown out at first, but moved a runner to second.
The next batter got a strong hit, but it was caught; the next batter was walked and the following batter was struck out, leaving two men on base.
The Warriors changed out pitchers, resulting in the first two Comets batters Jermiah Harmon #6 and Kobe Teague #27 getting walked; Easton Wiggins #12 got a successful bunt, but sacrificed Harmon at third base.
Rowdy Blackbird #19 struck out, but with two outs Tyler Seay #20 slugged a double into a hole, for two RBI’s; Gabe Anglin #16 was thrown out at first, and the fourth inning ended Jay 2, Ketchum 2.
Innings five, six and seven became stalemates as neither team could add any runs with the bottom of seven tied 2 to 2.
At the top of the eighth, the Warriors again failed to add any runs, but Glass got a walk-off run to put the Comets in the winning column, ending the game Jay 3, Ketchum 2.
Kansas’ Coach Austin reflected “I thought we finally put together a complete game…it was a great win against a ranked team!”
Two days later, the Comets met the Dewey Bulldoggers at for an away win of 20 to 1; also on March 28 the Comets defeated the Adair Warriors 7 to 4.
March 29 was not a kind day to Jay, as Verdigris Cardinals shut out the Comets at Verdigris 9 to 0 in four innings.
On April 1, they have an away game to play the Lincoln Wolves, then on April 4 the Keys Cougars come to Kansas, then the Comets close the week out at Locust Grove against the Pirates.
All three games, based on those team’s records, should end up in the win column for Kansas.