The McPherson Pipeliners had a thrilling doubleheader against the Valley Center Mud Daubers. The Pipeliners won game one 3-2 and lost game two in 10 innings 6-4.
Jarred Uyeda highlighted the first game on defense and offense. He went 3-for-4 batting and had a clutch diving catch to get the Pipeliners out of the sixth inning.
"Tonight was different because I was the leadoff hitter, but I just tried to get on base any way that I could. I just tried to put it all out there tonight," Uyeda said.
Nao Fukuda started on the mound for the Pipeliners. He pitched five innings, allowing two runs and struck out four batters. Fukuda got the win in game one.
Austin Jentzsch was the starting pitcher in the game two. He pitched three innings, giving up three runs, and struck out three batters.
The Pipeliners trailed the Mud Daubers by one run going into the last inning of the second game. Tyson Cheatham hit the game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings. The Pipeliners failed to score in three-plus innings.
"We had chances to win that game," Head Coach Chris Dawson said, "We had runners in scoring position, but we just didn't come through."
With Saturday's win, the Pipeliners clinched a spot in the league playoffs with a division record of 11-13. The Pipeliner's final game of the regular season will be on Wednesday night against the Kansas Curve in Goddard Kansas. The league playoffs begin on Saturday, July 20th in Augusta.