Boys Varsity Baseball · Cheney moves on to Regional final with a 5-2 win over Kingman in the semifinals

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Kingman High School vs Cheney High School
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Cheney came up with clutch, 2 out hits to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. After the first 2 Cardinal batters were out, Dawson Winter hit a single to get things going. He then stole second and scored on a throwing error on Ben Klinkermans groundball. Klinkerman then stole second and advanced on a throwing error. Freshman Trenton Reitmayer followed with a single to playe Klinkerman. Cheney pitcher Dawson Winter had only given up 1 run through 3 2/3rds innings but wouldn’t throw a pitch after the 4th. After 2 outs, Winter gave up a 2 out double to Gage Oller. Then, on a 1-0 pitch, the ball slipped out of Winters hand and went towards the Cheney dugout on the pitch. Catcher Trent Canaan scrambled to get the ball as Oller rounded 3rd and had thoughts of scoring. Canaan threw the ball to Winter who was covering home. Winter chased Oller back to third and put a hard tag on him for the 3rd out. Winter received a warning but after an umpire discussion, Winter was ejected for malicious contact. After Cheney went 1,2,3 in the bottom of the 4th, Kauy Kuhn came on for the Cardinals in the 5th. Kuhn held Kingman scoreless in the 5th. In the bottom of the 5th Cheney would pick up some insurance. Voth led off with a single, Noah Fullerton would strike out after 2 failed bunt attempts. That would be followed by 3 consecutive hits. Klinkerman smashed a single up the midfle and the Reitmayer hit a 2rbi triple to left center. Reitmayer would score on Landon Gegen’s single to left on an 0-2 fastball. That would be more than enough for Kuhn. Kuhn made short work of Kingman in the 6th needing only 11 pitches to strike out the side. Kingman didn’t go down easy, picking up 1 run on 2 hits in the 7th but Kuhn closed it out by getting Brendan McBeth to fly out to right to end the game. Cheney moves on to the Regional final on Thursday against Haven who beat Halstead 2-1 in their Regional semifinal. The game will be played at Collegiate high school.

WP : Winter (6)
LP : Waldschmidt
S : Kuhn

Voth 1-3, rs, hbp
Winter 1-2, rs, sb
Klinkerman 1-3, 2rs, sb
2-3, rs, 3b, 3rbi
Gegen 1-3, rbi
Fox 1-3