Coffeyville capped off the weekend with a double header friday at Fort Scott then went home saturday for a another. This series was a all out slugfest with many home runs and a lot of runs scored. The teams ended splitting the series 2-2.
In the first game of the series Coffeyvilles number 1 Aaron Bechtel took the mound. Bechtel went 5.0 innings with 5ks, only 3 hits, and held the Fort Scott offense to zero runs in his outing. Freshman Anthony Blanchette came in for relief and went 1 inning getting the job done. The Coffeyville offense caught fire this weekend and at it all started with Sophomores Austin Bonnel's lead off home run. In the 6th inning the ravens put up 11 runs, Blake Carroll hit a grand slam followed another home run by Austin Bonnel. Coffeyville scored a total of 18 runs off 11 hits and Fort Scott could never respond. The final score was 18-1 and Coffeyville looked to stay hot for the next game.
In a very exciting second game of the series, offense was not in short supply. The Ravens got everything kicked off with a triple off the bat of Zac Freeman who would later score on a Jorge Ortiz long shot giving the Ravens an early 2-0 lead. The Red Raven hitters had a total of 10 RBIs on an impressive 16 hits. Tucker Sparks started on the mound for the Ravens. Tucker came out and threw 2.2 innings on 4 hits and 3 runs before he would be replaced by Garrison Walton, Garrison came out and tossed 1.0 inning on a hit and a run. Chance Crowley would come into the game in the bottom of the 4th inning to throw 1.0 inning on one hit and one run. Coffeyville goes to Dylan Matthew in the bottom of the 6th with 2 outs and record the last out of the 6th after giving up a hit and a run and record the last out of the 7th before he would be replaced with Dom Scudiero who would come in and throw 2.0 innings and not allow a hit or run in his outing. Matt Hunt came in for the 9th inning and would eventually give up 6 hits and 3 runs, 1 of which was the game winning run, Greyhounds walk off the Ravens, 13-12.
In the third game of the series, Coffeyville hosted their Suicide Awareness Game. The Raven offense picks up where they left off from their friday double header with big run production. Austin Bonnel lead the Red Ravens offense off with a single where he would later be hit in by a Zac Freeman single, Jorge Ortiz, followed up Zac's single by scoring him on a big fly to left center giving the Ravens a 3-0 lead. In the second inning the Ravens DH, Brady Rockers, put a run up on the board for the second inning with a solo homerun over the right field wall. Coffeyvilles offense continued to click scoring 2 more runs in the 3rd, 1 more in the 4th and 4 more in the 6th. The Ravens scored 11 runs off 14 hits and 11 RBI's. Sophomore Jackson Blancarte started on the mound for the Ravens. Jackson came out and went the full 7 innings giving up only 4 runs on 10 hits while he racked up 7 strikeouts. The Ravens take game 3 of the series, 11-4.
After game three concluded the Conner Taylor Memorial Awarded was awarded by Head Coach Jake Martin and Conner Taylors parents Mike and Marcy Taylor. Blake Carroll was the 2019 receipient of the award.
In game four of the series Coffeyville gave freshmen Raymond Farrell the start on the bump. Farrell stay out there for 3.2 innings gave up 6 hits and struck out 3. Coffeyville went to the bullpen four times but no relievers could shut down the Fort Scott Offense. Coffeyvilles offense still battled well continuing to fight back, they had a total of 11 hits and scored 9 runs. Stand out sophomore Jorge Ortiz went 3-4 with 5 RBI's and hit his 3rd home run in 3 straight games. Fort Scott came out on top 19-9.
The Ravens are back in action again at home Thursday, April 25th against the Blue Devils of Kansas City Kansas Community College. GO RAVENS !
Written by: Radford Beasley III & Brett Carson