Humboldt baseball and softball win home tournaments
High School Baseball and Softball: Humboldt Cubs
The Humboldt baseball and softball teams were victorious in their home tournaments on Friday.
The Cubs got wins over Central Heights (13-3) and Anderson County (5-3) to move to 11-1 overall while the Lady Cubs beat Central Heights 18-3 in four innings and then Neodesha 16-1 in four innings to move to 10-2.
Game 1 (Baseball)
Central Heights took a brief 1-0 lead in the top of the first before Humboldt took it away and kept it with six runs in the bottom of the inning. They scored three more in the bottom of the second to push their lead to eight runs before the Vikings scored two runs in the top of the third to get within six.
No runs were scored in the fourth and then the Cubs finished Central Heights off with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to trigger the run rule.
Starter Jackson Aikins got the win, allowing three runs on three hits and four walks in his 2.2 innings. Cooper Jaro came in and pitched a solid relief appearance, allowing just two hits and a walk in the final 2.1 innings.
Conor Haviland and Dagen Goodner each ended the day with two hits and two RBIs but it was Wyatt Seufert who led the way with two hits and three RBIs.
Game 2 (Baseball)
Just like Central Heights, Anderson County jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. They held that throughout three innings before the Cubs drove in four runs in the bottom of the third.
Humboldt drove in another run in the bottom of the fifth to push their lead to three. The Bulldogs attempted a rally in the top of the seventh but only got one run in before the game ended.
Starter Josh Vannatta got the win, going four innings allowing two runs on five hits and a walk with a strikeout. Goodner finished off the final three innings, allowing a run on four hits and two walks.
Goodner also led the Cubs offensively with three hits and an RBI. Vanatta, Aikins, Haviland and Taylor Lass-man also put up two hits.
Game 1 (Softball)
The Lady Cubs did not trail in either game and started the tournament opener versus Central Heights with a 7-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third.
The Lady Vikings scored three runs in the bottom of the third to get within four before Humboldt scored 11 runs in the top of the fourth to end the ballgame.
Rylan Wilhite pitched her first of two wins allowing three runs on three hits in the four innings with two strikeouts.
Winter Snyder had a dominant tournament and started things off with a three-hit game including two doubles and a triple with five RBIs.
Wilhite, Aricah McCall and Maggie Johnson also had three-hit games with Wilhite driving in four runs.
Morgan Mauk had three stolen bases.
Game 2 (Softball)
Humboldt came very close to a shutout in game two scoring five runs in the first, three in the second, four in the third and four in the fourth to take a commanding 16-0 lead.
Neodesha scored a run in the bottom of the fourth but needed two to push the game to the fifth inning.
Wilhite allowed one run on one hit with three strikeouts in the game.
Again it was Snyder who had the hot bat in game two, recording four hits including a double, a triple and two home runs. Snyder drove in six of the Lady Cubs’ 16 runs.
Sydney Houk ended the day with three hits and Mauk had two hits and four stolen bases.
The Cub baseball and softball teams will travel to Lebo on Friday.