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Bullpup Baseball Moves to 5-2 After Splitting at Circle


TOWANDA, Kan. – Just one day after splitting against Hutchinson at Riverfront Stadium, the Bullpup baseball team traveled to Towanda for a double-header against Circle, taking game one 9-6 but falling in game two 4-0.


McPherson 9, Circle 6

After a scoreless first two innings, the Bullpups scored three in the top of the 3rd following three hits. The T-Birds struck back with a Landon Haines two-run home run, making it 3-2. McPherson would score six late runs while preventing a comeback effort from Circle, winning 9-6.

Stat Leaders:

  • Pitching:
    • Carter Allen (W): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
    • Jace Fitzmorris: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 K
  • Batting:
    • Carter Bengtson: 2-4, 2 RBI
    • Brody Seidl: 2-5, 2 RBI
    • Alex Wheat: 2-4
    • Brenden Doile: 2-4


McPherson 0, Circle 4

Game two featured a pitchers duel between two star returners, Landon Haines for Circle and Ian Razak for McPherson. The game turned into a defensive slugfest, except for a three-run bottom 5th for Circle. Both teams finished with five hits, but nobody would come across the plate for McPherson, shutting them out for the first time this season.

Stat Leaders:

  • Pitching:
    • Ian Razak (L): 4.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 7 K
    • Cowen Huggard: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Batting:
    • Brock Richardson: 3-3, 2 2B
    • Ian Razak: 1-3
    • Brenden Doile: 1-3

The Bullpups are now 5-2 on the season, 2-1 against AVCTL DIII opponents. They will return home Monday for a double-header against Wichita-Collegiate, with the first pitch of game one at 4 p.m. Coverage of both games can be heard on 98.9/1540 KMCP.