PITTSBURG — Pittsburg high school baseball notched two runs in the opening four innings to tie the score at 2-2, but were unable to keep up with Fort Scott’s offense the rest of the way in route to a 8-3 defeat at Jaycee Ballpark on Wednesday.
Fort Scott held a slim 4-3 advantage going into the sixth inning, where they scored three runs to extend the lead to four before adding a insurance run in the seventh. In the sixth the Tigers scored all three of their runs with two outs.
The Dragons’ Trenton Austin scored Pittsburg’s first run of the game, courtesy of a passed ball. Tye Cicero’s RBI-single in the fourth brought home Ben Boekhout, tying the score at 2-2 after the bottom of the fourth.
Chase Curtis singled home Jhalani Long in the fifth, bringing the Dragons within one, 4-3.
Cicero went 2-for-3 at the plate with a RBI. Long, Curtis, Austin, and Dalton Gromer all tallied a hit each for the Dragons.
Alex Kafka allowed three hits in four innings for the Dragons. Kafka fanned two batters while allowing three runs. Caden Bressler pitched the final three innings for Pittsburg.
The Dragons host Saint Thomas Aquinas on Monday at 4 p.m.