Kauy Kuhn wasn’t his best in Thursdays Regional Championship game against Haven but he was able to get outs when he needed it. The Cardinals Senior was able to get out of jams all night. Even when the Wildcats put 3 on the board in the 3rd to come back from a 4 run deficit , he came up with a big strikeout to end the threat. Freshman Harrison Voth would come on to relieve Kuhn with 2 outs in the 6th. After giving up a single, Voth got a groundball out to shortstop Dawson Winter to stop the rally. Voth went on to close out the game in the 7th after giving up a double and a walk, he struckout Quintero to end it.
The Cheney offense was able to jump on the board early with some small ball. Leadoff batter Kauy Kuhn walked and stole 2nd after Harrison Voth struckout. Kuhn then advanced to 3rd on Dawson Winters groundout to short. Ben Klinkerman was then hit by a pitch. Klinkerman then stole 2nd on the next pitch and Kuhn was able to scamper home on the throw to 2nd. In the 2nd inning, junior Zac Block started things with a leadoff single. That was followed by a bunt basehit by sophomore Trent Canaan. After a sac bunt by Junior Dawson Canaan, Kuhn grounded out to plate Block. Voth then singled to score Trent Canaan. After Voth stole 2nd, Winter drove in Voth with a single. In the 4th, th action started again with a bunt single. This time by leadoff batter Kuhn. Voth then sent the 2nd pitch he saw off of the base of the wall in left to plate kuhn who was stealing on the pitch. Cheney would add an insurance run in the 6th on another double by Voth to start the inning. Aftet a balk, Voth scored on a Winter groundout.
The win gives Cheney their 3rd trip to state in the programs first 4 years of baseball and their 2nd straight trip. They will play in Emporia on Thursday. Their opponent is not yet determined.
WP : Kuhn (8)
LP : C. Miller
Save: Voth (3)
Kuhn: 1-3, 2 rs, rbi, sb, bb
Voth 3-4, 2rs, 2 2b, 2 rbi, sb
Winter 2-4, 2b, 2 rbi,sb
Reitmayer 2-3, bb, 2sb
Block 2-3, rs,
T Canaan 1-3, rs,
Kuhn 5 2/3rds- 3runs, 3er, 5 hits, 5 bb, 4k
Voth 1 1/3rd- 1k, 1bb, 2 hits, wp