Raptors sweep Leavenworth in opener

With hardly any practices, the Sabetha American Legion Post No. 126 opened the 2018 season against Leavenworth on Sunday, May 27, at home. The Raptors started off strong in both games and would finish strong in both as well. Sabetha would win both games – 12-4 in the first and 8-1 in the second.

Game one

Game one started off with a bang, with Sabetha tallying five runs in the first inning and holding Leavenworth scoreless. Sabetha kept the momentum going, scoring three runs in both the second and third innings. Leavenworth finally got on the board with two runs in the fourth and adding another two in the fifth. Sabetha tacked on one more in the sixth, while Leavenworth remained scoreless. Sabetha would win the first one, 12-4.

The Raptors’ offense was led by Seth Burdick and Braden Argabright, who each went two for three at the plate. Burdick and Brett Stallbaumer each tallied two RBIs during the game.

Game two

In the nightcap game, Sabetha started out strong again at the plate scoring eight runs in the first inning, while Leavenworth only scored one. The Raptors held Leavenworth scoreless for the remainder of the game, while they went on to score another run in the second and two more in the third. With the run rule in effect the game would finish after the top of the fourth. Sabetha won, 11-1.

The Raptors tallied nine hits during the game and were led by Brett Stallbaumer who went two for two, while driving in three RBIs. Kyle Grimm also tallied three RBIs, while going one for two at the plate.

5.27.2018 vs. Leavenworth – Game 1

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Brett Stallbaumer

3

1

2

Seth Burdick

3

1

2

2

1

Riley Herrmann

2

1

1

1

1

Trevor Kramer

1

Brandon Brownlee

4

2

1

Preston Bruning

3

2

1

1

1

Blake Frey

3

1

1

1

1

Mason Spellmeier

2

1

Braden Argabright

3

2

1

Brayden Becker

2

1

Kamden Brownlee

2

1

1

Joseph Gruber

2

2

1

1

Kyle Grimm

1

Raptors

5-3-3-0-0-1 | 12-10-3

Leavenworth

0-0-2-0-2-0 | 4-2-4

 

5.27.2018 vs. Leavenworth – Game 2

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Brett Stallbaumer

2

1

2

3

Seth Burdick

1

2

Riley Herrmann

1

1

1

Brandon Brownlee

2

2

1

1

Preston Bruning

2

1

Blake Frey

3

1

1

1

Mason Spellmeier

1

2

1

1

Braden Argabright

2

1

1

2

Kamden Brownlee

1

Joseph Gruber

1

1

Kyle Grimm

2

1

1

3

Raptors

8-1-2-X | 11-9-0

Leavenworth

1-0-0-0 | 1-3-0

Heather Stewart284 Posts

Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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