OTIS – Ellinwood’s summer Legion baseball team swept past Otis-Bison 6-5 and 19-3 in Wednesday’s doubleheader. Ellinwood improved to a 5-5 record. Ellinwood will compete in the Hoisington AA Zone baseball tournament in July.
ELLINWOOD 6, OTIS-BISON 5 (G1) – Gage Hosman’s single scored Koy Behnke with the game-winning seventh-inning run. Pitcher Bryan Jaske struck out 13 Otis-Bison batters for a hard-fought 6-5 victory.
Otis-Bison scored four runs for a 5-5 tie. Dalton Regan singled home Ethan Graffe. Nathan Roth singled home Regan. Braden Ford scored on an error and Dutton scored the tying run scored on a double steal with Nathan Roth.
Otis-Bison led 1-0 when Ky Schwartz singled home Nathan Roth. Ellinwood’s Chase Gibson scored on a bases-loaded walk and Parker Scheck singled home Gibson for a 2-1 lead after three innings. Gibson’s single scored Mason Moore and Trey Schofield scored on an error for a 4-1 lead after four innings. Behnke scored on a fifth-inning error for a 5-1 lead.
ELLINWOOD 19, OTIS-BISON 3 (G2) – Jaske sparked a 14-hit attack with three hits and five RBIs in a run-rule victory. Scheck drove home three runs with two hits. Moore drove in three runs with two hits. Gibson, Alek Brack and Hosman each drove home a pair of runs. Behnke drove in one run.
Pitcher Brack struck out three batters and yielded two earned runs. Otis-Bison's Ky Schwartz and Hayden Morrison singled home runs. Dutton, Morrison and Nathan Roth scored runs.
Ellinwood 002 210 1 – 6 10 4
Otis-Bison 010 004 0 – 5 6 5
Jaske and Scheck. W—Jaske, 1-1.
Ellinwood (12)12 4 – 19 14 3
Otis-Bison 010 2 – 3 6 1
Brack and Scheck. W—Brack, 2-0. 2B—E—Jaske, Scheck. 3B—E—Hosman