The McPherson Pipeliners made a prestigious comeback after struggling to score runs. However, it was not enough as the Pipeliners dropped to the Kansas Cannons 9-7 loss on Tuesday.
The Pipeliners got off to a rocky start on the defensive and offensive ends. They allowed four runs in the first inning and failed to get a hit until the fourth inning.
Carter Hohn started on the mound for the Pipeliners. He pitched five innings, giving up six runs and had one strikeout. Adam Tabor relieved Hohn in the sixth inning and had a solid performance on the mound. He pitched three innings, allowed one run and had four strikeouts.
The Pipeliners started to gain momentum in the bottom of the eighth inning. Kevin Fleisher hit an RBI single that scored Trey Yukomoto. Tyson Cheatham also hit an RBI single that scored Jake Selco and Kevin Fleisher to get them within three runs of the Cannons.
New addition Andrew Black came into pitch in the ninth inning. The Pipeliners gave up two crucial runs that ultimately led to a loss. The Pipeliners were able to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth. However, their rally ended and came up just short.
“The last two innings were huge,” said Pipeliners Head Coach Chris Dawson. “I wish he had that intensity and approaches from the beginning.”
Tuesday’s loss brings the Pipeliners division record to 8-10 and their overall record to 10-17. The Pipeliners will travel to Goddard to play the Kansas Curve on Wednesday.