Wildcats drop pair at Pleasanton

Marmaton Valley High made several strides since their first action of the season, but could not notch a victory in a pair of tough games Thursday at Pleasanton. The Wildcats travel to Arma Monday.


March 29, 2024 - 3:01 PM

Marmaton Valley High's Brayden Lawson dives back to the back Thursday against Pleasanton. Photo by Halie Luken / MVHS
Marmaton Valley High’s Andie Carr fields a throw Thursday at Pleasanton.Photo by Halie Luken / MVHS

PLEASANTON — A tough first inning set the tone for Marmaton Valley High Thursday. The Wildcats allowed six first-inning runs against host Pleasanton and could never recover in a 12-6 setback.

Then, the Blu-Jays scored seven in the fourth inning to erase a 4-2 deficit in the nightcap to win, 9-4.

The losses spoiled Marmaton Valley’s offensive outburst.

The Wildcats rapped out 13 hits.

Tyler Lord went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Garrett Morrison singled and doubled, while Doug Fewins added a double. Kele Michael, and Dominic Smith added two singles apiece.

Brayden Lawson, Brevyn Campbell and Andie Carr addedone single apiece.

Lord started on the mound. He struck out six and allowed eight hits over three innings. Morrison came on in relief, allowing two hits and striking out two over three innings.

Marmaton Valley High’s Tyler Lord races for home Thursday at Pleasanton.Photo by Halie Luken / MVHS

Smith’s two-run single put MVHS ahead in the second game.

Michael stole home in the top of the third, and Smith doubled home Morrison, to push the Wildcats ahead, 4-1.

But Pleasanton got a run back in the third, and then had the lead by the time the Wildcats could get an out in the bottom of the fifth.

A bases-clearing triple was the big blow in the frame.

Michael pitched three hitless innings, striking out four. Smith allowed two hits over three innings, striking out sixspt-.

Smith doubled twice and singled, driving in three. Lord had Marmaton Valley’s other single.

The Wildcats are at Northeast-Arma Monday.