Varsity took on Shawnee Mission Northwest Tuesday night at CBAC in a sunflower league matchup. Grant Strong took the hill and was able to shut the Cougars down through 4 innings. The Hawk offense also struggled to get things going until Grant Strong took matters in to his own hands hitting a bomb to left center field putting the Hawks up 1-0. The Cougars came right back and answered with 2 more runs of their own. Caden Gray came in to shut the door on any more Cougar runs throwing 2 shutout innings.
In the bottom of the 7th, the Hawks were down to their last three outs trailing one. One by one, they were able to load the bases. Strong was able to provide a perfectly placed groundball scoring Dylan Slocombe from 3rd base to tie up the game. Steiner then came to the plate and battled through an AB until the pitcher gave up the base on balls with bases loaded scoring Gabe Williams from 3rd base to win 3-2. Not exactly how it was drawn up, but they will take the W!!!!
Hawks record moves to 11-5 and are back in action Thursday night vs Shawnee Mission East at CBAC, 5:30.