Posted May 30 – Southeast Baseball makes school history (Regional/State recap)
MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the first time in the program’s history, the Southeast Baseball team won their Regional Championship to qualify for the Class 3A State Tournament. They followed that up with the program’s first win at the State Tournament, before losing to perennial powerhouses Marion/Lost Springs and Silver Lake to take 4th at State. Wichita-The Independent won the Class 3A Championship game.
Of the four teams that made it to the 3A State semifinal round, Southeast was the only school that was not a #1 seed at their Regional and was the only team to not have a bye at Regionals. Entering Regionals, the other three State semifinalists had combined for a record of 49-6, a 89% winning percentage.
Southeast’s path to the semifinals was a little trickier. One of four CNC teams to qualify for the State Baseball Tournament, Southeast finished their regular season 5-8 in the CNC and 10-8 overall.
Seeded #3 at their Regionals, Southeast hosted #6 Erie (6-8) on May 16. C.J. Peacock, Cole Burdette, and Hunter Jameson combined to throw 13 strikeouts in the 6 to 0 shutout.
In Day 2 of Regional play, held at Erie on May 18, Southeast took an early lead against #2 Jayhawk Linn (14-4) when Brett Malle drove in two runs during the 2nd inning. The Lancers never looked back, outscoring JHL 12 to 1. Hunter Jameson through 101 pitches, striking out 6 batters, before Triston Gardner came in to finish off the game in relief.
Later that night, Southeast faced Humboldt (15-4) in the Regional Championship game. It was a game many in attendance called “an instant classic”. The visiting team, Southeast grabbed a 7 to 1 lead going into the bottom of the 5th inning, when Humboldt rallied to make it a 1 run game. Two innings later, in the final inning of regulation, Humboldt tied it up forcing the game to go into extra innings. As storms approached Erie, neither team managed to finish off the other in the 8th inning – with the game still tied at 7.
In the top of the 9th, Brett Malle singled on a line drive to center field. One pitch later umpires called for a lightning delay.
One hour later the game resumed, and Malle promptly stole 2nd. Malle then scored on a double by Dylan Wilson. Triston Gardner’s sacrifice then advanced Wilson to 3rd base. A few batters later, Cole Burdette hit a towering fly ball to center field for a triple, driving in Wilson. Burdette was driven in by Jake Burns.
Down 10 to 7 going into the bottom of the 7th, Humboldt again rallied. Two runs and two outs later, with runners on both 1st and 2nd base, C.J. Peacock struck out the final batter to give the Lancers the 10 to 9 win.
The Regional Championship was the first in the history of the Lancer Baseball program.
At the State Tournament held in Manhattan on May 25, Southeast was the #6 seed, and beat #3 Eskridge-Mission Valley (19-3) 8 to 0. It was a game dominated by seniors Cole Burdette and Hunter Jameson. Burdette had three doubles – two of them ground rule doubles that bounced out of the stadium and could have been triples or even in the park home runs, and scored two runs. In addition to driving in 2 RBI’s, Jameson pitched all 7 innings, allowing only 5 batters to get on base, and picking off two of them as base runners.
The Lancers concluded their first ever win at state when a fly ball was caught by leftfield freshmen Bryce Petersen, who had been filling in for senior Triston Gardner. Gardner injured his knee earlier in the game.
The next day, on May 26, Southeast took an early lead but could not hang on against #2 Marion/Lost Springs (23-2) in the semifinal, losing 8 to 6.
Later that day, Southeast faced #4 Silver Lake (18-6) in the 3rd Place game. Silver Lake – who has won 15 baseball state titles in their history, 4 of them since 2005 – jumped out to an early lead of 7 to 0 after 3 innings. This time, it was the Lancers time to rally
After a two run inning in the top of the 4th, the Lancers came alive in the top of the 6th. Dylan Wilson was the first to get on base, on a walk. Freshmen Bryce Petersen and Reece Jacobs each singled, Jacobs driving Wilson in for the first of 4 runs that would be scored that inning. Cole Burdette doubled and drove in a run, then Jake Burns singled, driving in two more runs.
But it wasn’t enough.
Up 7 to 6, a triple, then bunt by Silver Lake, drove in what would be the final run of the game, bringing the final score to 8 to 6, with the Lancers finishing their season 14-10, Regional Champions, and 4th in the State.
POSTED May 26, 2017 @ 18:24 – Lancer Baseball takes 4th at State
MANHATTAN, Kan. – In their first ever appearance at the State Baseball Tournament, the Southeast Lancers came away with 4th Place in KSHSAA Class 3. The #6 seed Lancers (14-10) were down at one point 7 to 0, but made a game of it against powerhouse #4 Silver Lake (18-6) before being defeated 8 to 6.
POSTED MAY 26, 2017 @ 13:39 – Lancers fall in State Semifinal; to play for 3rd Place
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Marion beat Southeast 8 to 6 in the State Baseball semifinal game this afternoon. #6 seed Southeast (now 14-9) plays in the 3rd place game versus the loser of the #1 Wichita-The Independent (21-1)/#4 Silver Lake (17-5) game which is underway now (started at about 1:30 p.m.)
The 3rd Place game is expected to start at around 3:15 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN 100.7 FM.
POSTED MAY 25, 2017 @ 15:50 – Lancers going to Day 2 of State Baseball
MANHATTAN, Kan. – #6 Cherokee-Southeast (now 14-8) upsets #3 Eskridge-Mission Valley (now 19-3), 8 to 0, on a great game thrown by senior (and birthday boy) Hunter Jameson.
Southeast, still alive in their first ever State appearance for baseball, is guaranteed two games on Friday at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan. The semifinal against #2 Marion/Lost Springs-Centre (22-1) starts at 11:00 a.m. The 3A Third Place game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., and the 3A Championship game is scheduled for 5:45 p.m.
The games will be aired on ESPN 100.7 FM but the team has loved the crowd support. Parking, ticket, and other fan information is available at http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Baseball/State.cfm
POSTED MAY 19, 2017 @ 11:52 – State Baseball Schedule & Info
CHEROKEE, Kan. – The Southeast High School Boys Baseball team is Regional Champion and will play in the KSHSAA Class 3A State Championship tournament at Tointon Family Stadium at the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
Southeast-Cherokee (13-8) has been seeded as the #6 team and will face #3 Eskridge-Mission Valley High School (19-2) on Thursday, May 25 at 1:15 p.m. The winner of that game will proceed to play on Friday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. against the winner of #2 Marion/Lost Springs-Center (21-1) and #7 Hays-Thomas Moore Prep-Marian (13-8). The 3A Third Place game is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at 3:30 p.m., and the 3A Championship game is scheduled for 5:45 p.m.
The roster for the Southeast Lancers is as follows: #2 Caleb Fenimore SR, #4 Clayton Wilkins SR, #5 Triston Gardner SR, #6 Reece Jacobs FR, #8 Brett Malle SO, #9 C.J. Peacock SO, #10 Cole Burdette SR, #11 Tanner Craddock SO, #14 Hunter Jameson SR, #15 Jake Burns JR, #16 Bryce Petersen FR, #17 John Jameson JR, #19 Colton Trejo SR, #23 Dylan Wilson JR, and #28 Chad Lewis SO. Student Managers are Kyra Stewart and Bailee Ulery. The Head Coach of the Lancers is David Dainty and the Assistant Coach is Chris Dunlap.
The bracket is available at http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/ScoreCenter/Brackets/Baseball/3AState.cfm?WeekID=2520&Level=9&Class=3A&Activity=3
Parking, ticket, and other fan information is available at http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Baseball/State.cfm.
ESPN 100.7 FM will be broadcasting Thursday’s game. Listen on your radio or visit www.espn1007.com
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