Raptors split with Seneca

The Sabetha Raptors welcomed Seneca to town on Sunday, June 26, for doubleheader action. The Raptors ended up splitting the day with Seneca taking the first win, 9-3, and Sabetha getting the second win, 11-1.

Game one

The first inning was scoreless for both teams, and Seneca scored their first two runs in the second inning. Seneca continued to tack on the runs, while holding Sabetha scoreless until the fifth inning, where they scored their only three runs of the game. After seven innings, Seneca would come away with the 9-3 win.

Seneca tallied 10 hits throughout the game while Sabetha only managed four. Collecting hits for Sabetha were Will Ulrich, Marcus Bauman, Jacob Grimm and Harper Schmelzle. Schmelzle was the only Raptor to hit a triple during the game. 

Starting on the mound for the Raptors was Christian McAfee. He threw the first 3-2/3 innings, where he allowed seven runs and seven hits, while striking out six batters and walking four. Jacob Grimm came in on relief for the next 1-1/3 innings. He surrendered one run on two hits, while walking one batter. Schmelzle closed out the final two innings for Sabetha. He allowed one run on one hit, while striking out one batter and walking three.

Game two

In the nightcap game, Seneca scored their first run in the first inning, but Sabetha held them for the remainder of the game. Sabetha had a huge third inning, scoring eight runs, and another three in the fourth inning to take the 11-1 win.

Sabetha collected 10 hits compared to Seneca’s two during the game. Marcus Bauman led the Raptors at the plate, going three for three with two runs scored and one RBI. Christian McAfee went two for three at the plate with two runs scored and four RBIs. He was the only Raptor to hit a triple during the game.

Darrin Funk pitched the entire game for Sabetha. He surrendered one run on two hits, while striking out three batters and walking one.

Seneca G1 6.26.2022

NUMBER

PLAYER

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Marcus Bauman

3

0

1

0

0

1

Christian McAfee

2

0

0

0

1

0

Will Ulrich

3

0

1

1

0

0

Jacob Grimm

2

1

1

0

1

1

Chase Frey

2

0

0

0

1

1

Harper Schmelzle

3

1

1

2

0

1

Darrin Funk

2

0

0

0

0

0

Noah Kroll

2

0

0

0

0

1

Joshua Grimm

2

0

0

0

0

2

Easton Bradbury

1

0

0

0

0

1

Isaac Hartter

2

1

0

0

1

0

Sabetha

0-0-0-0-3-0-0 | 3-4-1

Seneca

0-2-1-4-1-1-0 | 9-10-0

Pitching

Name

IP

#P

S%

H

R

ER

SO

BB

HR

Christian McAfee

3.2

103

0.524

7

7

7

6

4

1

Jacob Grimm

1.1

23

0.565

2

1

1

0

1

0

Harper Schmelzle

2.0

37

0.432

1

1

1

1

3

0

 

Seneca G2 6.26.2022

NUMBER

PLAYER

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Marcus Bauman

3

2

3

1

0

0

Christian McAfee

3

2

2

4

0

0

Will Ulrich

1

2

0

0

2

0

Jacob Grimm

1

1

0

0

1

1

Chase Frey

1

1

0

0

1

0

Harper Schmelzle

2

0

0

0

0

0

Darrin Funk

3

0

1

2

0

1

Noah Kroll

2

1

2

0

0

0

Turner Howard

2

1

2

2

0

0

Easton Bradbury

2

1

0

0

0

0

Sabetha

0-0-8-3 | 11-10-3

Seneca

1-0-0-0 | 1-2-3

Pitching

Name

IP

#P

S%

H

R

ER

SO

BB

HR

Darrin Funk

4.0

56

0.661

2

1

0

3

1

0

Heather Stewart211 Posts

Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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