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Buhler Baseball Sweeps Important Series against Circle; Softball Drops a Pair


BUHLER, Kan. – Buhler baseball remains in the thick of the race for a top-4 seed in the 4A West after earning two key wins over Circle on Thursday at Wheatland Park.

Buhler jumped in front early with three runs in the first and two in the second inning of game one, winning 5-4. Jace Henderson tripled to right center field with two on in the first, scoring both Cash Carson and Mitchel McDaniel. Henderson finished the game 3-for-3, a homerun short of the cycle. Brendan Scripsick and Jacob Miller each singled and scored in the second.

Logan Brinar was solid on the bump, holding Circle to a pair of earned runs over five innings of work.

Game 2 – The Crusaders again jumped on the T-Birds early in game two, chasing starter Landon Haines from the game. They then held off a Circle comeback to win, 6-5.

The big inning came in the second, when Buhler plated five runs. After back-to-back singles by Brendan Scripsick and Brayden Henry, Jacob Miller tripled to deep center field, driving them both in. Mitchel McDaniel and Logan Brinar also tallied hits in the inning.

McDaniel picked up the start and the win. Dawson Valdois pitched all or part of the final inning in both games, collecting two saves.

Softball  – Buhler softball surrendered the lead in the final inning of game one, losing 7-6. Alexa Adame worked a pair of hits and Emmie Stallman drove in three runs.

Circle sent 17 batters to the plate in the fifth inning of game two, winning a lopsided affair, 15-1. Sydney Quint finished with two hits and scored the Crusaders’ lone run.