Midwest A’s offense stymied in 12-1 loss to Topeka

The Midwest A’s weren’t able to get anything going offensively Tuesday night, as they fell to the Topeka Golden Giants 12-1. The loss comes a day after the A’s routed Topeka 14-6 on Monday.┬áThe loss moved the A’s down to third place in the Mid-Plains League standings.

Topeka got out to an early lead in the game, much like the A’s did on Monday. 3 walks and a single brought home a run in the first inning with only one out. A bases clearing double then brought in the next three runs to put Topeka up 4-0 in the first inning.

Josh White took a leadoff walk in the bottom of the first, but was left stranded there after Kreiling, McKinzie, and Fultz all grounded out to second base. The A’s were able to draw six walks on the night, but to no avail for most of the night.

The A’s scored their first and only run of the night in the bottom of the fifth inning, and they didn’t need a hit to get it. Catcher Mitchell Haug began the inning with a walk and stole third base. Stroup was able to drive in the A’s only run on the night with a sacrifice fly.

Topeka put the game away for good in the top of the sixth, when they scored five more runs to give them a 12-1 lead. Three singles and three-run home run launched the Golden Giants to 12 runs on the night, and put the game away.

The final game of the series starts tonight at 7 at RPHS. Admission to games is $3 per person.



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