CHAPMAN – The Fighting Irish softball team swept a double header from Southeast of Saline Friday by scores of 6-3 and 7-4.
Morgan Beemer took the mound for Chapman in both games due to an injury to Abby Sweet, Chapman’s number two pitcher.
“Morgan Beemer gave us a great game on the mound,” Chapman coach Jeff Beemer said. “She allowed two runs on two hits in game one.”
Macey Langvardt went two-for-three and hit a home run for the Irish. She singled in the fourth and homered in the fifth inning.
The Irish took a 3-0 lead in their half of the fourth on a Beemer walk, Langvardt single and a three-run homer by Gillian Farley.
Southeast came back in the top of the fifth on a couple of hits and a pair of fielder’s choice ground outs to score two runs making the score 3-2 Irish.
Daryan Weis led off the fifth with a single and advanced to third two plays later and came home to score on a fielder’s choice by Lovett.
Beemer followed with a single to center and Langvardt hit a two-run homer to deep center to make the score 6-2 Lady Irish.
“Macey and Gillian going deep for us provided the spark we needed on offense,” Beemer said.
“We knew we were short in the pitching department due to Sweet’s injury earlier in the week,” he said.
“We played pretty good defense and got out of the game with a pretty low pitch count allowing Morgan to start the second game,” Beemer added.
Beemer took the hill for Chapman in game two allowing four runs on 10 hits, striking out two and walking one to claim a 7-4 decision for the Irish.
Langvardt was perfect at the dish going two-for-two, driving in a run and scoring three times.
Farley also had a big bat for the Irish driving in four runs on two hits.
The Lady Trojans from Southeast of Saline out hit the Irish 10-6 but they stranded nine runners on base.
“Defensively Daryn Weis had a great game at third base for us,” coach Beemer said.
“We kicked the ball around a little more than we have in the past, but Morgan gave us a good performance on the mound, working around trouble to keep us in the game,” he said.
“Macey and Gillian continued to hit the ball well for us. They got the job done all night long for us,” added coach Beemer.
“The girls are playing hard and having a lot of fun right now,” coach Beemer concluded.
Next action for the Irish is April 19th when they travel to Belleville to play Republic County.
SES 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 – 2-2-2
CHS 0 0 0 3 3 0 x - 6-6-2
SES 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 – 4-10-3
CHS 2 0 2 0 3 0 x - 7- 6-2
LINDSBORG – The Chapman track team competed at the Smoky Valley Invitational track meet in Lindsborg on Friday.
The girls’ and boys’ teams placed ninth in team results.
“We saw some really good competition at this meet,” Irish Coach Michelle Elliott said.
“We had some kids making improvements in marks but failing to place,” she said.
Individual placing for Chapman:
Carlie Phillips – 3rd 100 Meters 13.35, 4th 200 Meters 27.98
Milea Anderson – 1st high jump 4-6, 6th 300 meter hurdles 51.38
Amber Hahn – 3rd 1600 meter run 5:42.0
Lindsey Hurford – 4th shot put 31-1
Courtney Hahn – 6th 1600 meter run 5:56.2
4x100 relay (Blair Schmidt, Hurford, Anderson, Phillips) 3rd 52.62
Jerrad Gillen – 2nd high jump 5-10
Thomas Meuli – 3rd 100 meter dash 11.69, 2nd 200 meter dash 23.56
Robert Walsh – 5th long jump 19-4.75
4x100 relay (Meuli, Colton Rudolph, JD Bettles, Gillen) 3rd 46.17
CHAPMAN – The Chapman Fighting Irish baseball team split a double header with Southeast of Saline Friday in Chapman.
Southeast won the opener in six innings 11-0 allowing only one hit from Chapman’s Mitchell Battishill.
Chapman came back in the nightcap to defeat the Trojans 7-6 for their first loss of the season.
Tyler Harris pitched a complete game for Chapman by striking out 11 and only walking two.
Logan Lehmkuhl went three-for-three and Zac Heiman was two-for-three at the plate.
Chapman evened their record to 4-4 on the season and will play North Central Kansas League foe Marysville on Friday.