The McPherson Pipeliners were in a bit of a bind on the mound during Wednesday's 16-6 loss to the Kansas Cannons. The Pipeliners issued 10 totals walk on their way to a blowout loss against the Cannons.

Trevor Lunkwitz started on the mound for the Pipeliners and pitched 4.1 innings. He gave up 10 runs, five of which came in the first inning, walked five batters and pitched two strikeouts.

"We just have to find the strike zone," Pipeliners Head Coach Chris Dawson said. "When we find the zone and play good defense we're a pretty good team."

The Pipeliners were able to score six runs before the game ended in the seventh inning. Three of those runs came in the first inning. Center fielder Jared Uyeda scored his first home run of this season in the sixth inning.

"My first two at-bats didn't go very well, but I stayed relaxed and was able to hit one out," Uyeda said. "I hope we take this strong hitting into the next game and come away with a win."

The Pipeliners look to end their three-game losing streak against the Kansas Curve on Thursday.