Raptors sweep Atchison in Legion action

Atchison came to Somerset Park on Sunday, June 2, for a pair of baseball games, and the host Raptors sent the visitors back home with a pair of losses. The Raptors exploded for a total of 24 runs in the two games on 15 hits as the Raptors won the opener, 17-7, and took the nightcap, 7-4.

Game One

The Raptors jumped out in front early against the visitors with nine runs in the bottom of the first to take a 9-3 lead. Atchison fought back with four runs in the top of the second but were blanked for the rest of the game. Marcus Bauman opened the game for the Raptors and pitched three innings, allowing seven runs on three hits along with seven walks and six strikeouts. Ike Tramp came on in relief in the bottom of the fourth and shut down the visitors, allowing just one hit and striking out three batters.

Center fielder Will Ulrich, shortstop Christian McAfee and second baseman Turner Howard each had a pair of hits. Ulrich knocked in four runs, McAfee knocked in three runs and Howard knocked in a pair of runs to lead the hitting attack. First baseman Tramp and left fielder Andre Dalinghaus also had a pair of RBIs as the Raptors featured a very balanced hitting attack that produced 17 runs.

Game Two

In the second game, Atchison scored four runs in the first three innings to stay with the Raptors at 4-4 after three innings, but the Raptors tacked on three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the game away and end the contest after the top of the fifth with the 7-4 margin.

Center fielder Bauman went two for three at the plate with a pair of RBIs to lead the home team. Ulrich was on the mound for the Raptors and pitched three innings, allowing four runs on four hits with one walk and a pair of strikeouts. Dalinghaus came on in relief for the final two innings and gave up no runs on two hits and two walks along with four strikeouts.

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Tim Kellenberger serves as Owner, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for The Sabetha Herald since 2004. He specializes in sports reporting and column writing, as well as sports photography. Tim is a Grace University graduate with a dual degree in agricultural economics and human resource management. He lives in rural Sabetha with his wife and has four grown children and two grandchildren.

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