Patriot Baseball

RIGHTY DELIVERY: Platte Valley hurler Brayden Whitehead delivers a pitch against Wahoo-Bishop Neumann-Lincoln Lutheran on April 16.  (Staff Photo by Suzi Nelson)

CENTRAL CITY – The Platte Valley Patriot baseball team saw their losing streak reach three games after falling to Wahoo-Bishop Neumann-Lincoln Lutheran and Central City-Fullerton last week.

The Patriots were defeated by the Warriors at Sam Crawford Field on April 16.

The Warriors broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fourth and then added two more in the fifth.

The Patriots had multiple base runners in the sixth inning, but scored just once against Warrior starter Jarrett Kmiecik.

Patriot starter Brayden Whitehead pitched well, but was tagged with his second loss of the season. He pitched a complete game, allowing just four runs and seven hits while striking out four.

Platte Valley was limited to just four hits. Hunter Washburn and Hayden Lewis both had a pair of hits.

Platte Valley remained on the road on April 18 and suffered a heartbreaking setback after taking a 9-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning against Central City/Fullerton.

The Patriots gave up eight runs on two hits, four walks and five errors in the bottom of the seventh inning, resulting in an improbable 10-9 win for the home team.

Lewis pitched five efficient innings before reaching his pitch count.

Washburn took over in the fifth and was cruising before his control deserted him in the seventh. Five errors behind by him by his defense him didn’t help.

Hunter Washburn finished 3-for-4 with a double. Lewis finished 2-for-3 with a triple.

Connor Chase and Kyle vonRentzell each had a pair of singles and Ian Mayer had a double.

The losses dropped the Patriot record to 4-7 on the year.

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