The McPherson High junior varsity had to wait an extra day to face off with Augusta due to a lack of space Monday, but they made the wait worth it.
The Bullpups dominated the Orioles in both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Grant Sports Complex, winning in run-rule fashion 16-1 and 12-1.
The JV Pups only needed three innings of the first game to put away Augusta, while Brodie Burney threw a one-hitter in the 16-1 win.
Augusta put up their run in the first inning, but MHS responded with a three-run bottom half, kicked off by a Burney RBI single.
Daniel Weins would then score Jeremy Krehbiel and Jacob Loecker on a single to second base that was bobbled by Augusta. Marcus McDaniel would score on a passed ball to make it 4-1 after the first.
McPherson added three more in the second inning and then drove in nine total runs in the third, going up 15 runs and forcing the run-rule to go into effect.
Burney faced nine hitters, giving up the one run off the one hit. He struck out five and walked two. Burney also was productive batting, going 2-for-2 with three RBI’s. Weins, Kolby Reed and Micah McCulley all had two RBI’s.
The Pups had just as much success in game two, going up on Augusta 3-0 after the first inning in what would also turn out to be a one-hitter. McCulley started off the scoring, driving in Reed off a single to left field. Nelson Steinert followed that up with a two-RBI double to left.
McPherson scored seven in the second inning, including a two-run double to left from Loecker.
McPherson had two more in the bottom of the fourth to, once more, force the run-rule.
McDaniel took the win, pitching three innings and giving up one run on one hit. He struck out seven.
Loecker pitched the fourth inning, facing three batters and giving up no runs or hits. He struck out one and walked one.
McCulley had the hot bat in game two, going 3-for-3 with two RBI’s and three runs scored. Steinert, Loecker and Grant Barrett all also had two RBI’s.
Several Pups recorded multiple stolen bases Tuesday, including three each for McCulley, Issac Peck and Jeremy Krehbiel.
The Pups are on the road Friday against Circle.