Lady Tigers Split With Hugoton; Tigers Sweep Eagles, Broncs


A seventh inning rally fell just short for the Ulysses Lady Tigers on April 9 as the visiting Hugoton Eagles held on for an 11-10 win in the first game of a double header. The Lady Tigers took an L in the first game but bounced back for an 8-4 win in the second game to improve their record to 3-5.

In game one, Ulysses was down 11-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored six runs to cut it to 11-10 before Hugoton brought in a relief pitcher to get the final two outs and save the game.

Rocio Baeza and Addi Harbour both knocked in two runs for the Lady Tigers, while Marisella Me-raz, Clarissa Sianuqui, Devani Manzano, Devany Vitolas, and Jeymi Rosales all knocked in one run each as Ulysses pounded 14 hits as a team.

Sianuqui smacked three hits, Alexia Sanchez, Harbour, and Baeza two each as Sanchez hit a double and a triple. Lexi Hittle added a double.

Manzano got the start in the circle, striking out six and walking three in six innings of work. Vitolas pitched the final inning.

“We had an exciting day of softball,” said coach Nathan Buchholz. “JV got their first win of the season. Our varsity girls had one rough inning defensively in the first game that was too much for us to overcome.

“But we bounced back in game two and competed well. I’m pleased with their effort; they never quit and had a great attitude.”

The second game win was led by two-hit performances by Baeza, Harbour, and Sianuqui, with Baeza and Harbour both knocking in two runs as Ulysses overcame a 6-2 deficit with a 6-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth changing the momentum.

Harbour pitched 6-2/3 innings, striking out six, walking one and scattering eight hits.

Tigers sweep Hugoton

The UHS baseball team improved to 3-3 on the young season with a 12-2 and 7-5 sweep of the home-standing Eagles April 9. In the game one victory, Carsen Walker went 3-for-4 with a home-run, Edrihik Hernandez knocked in four runs and also had a homer, and Armani Ysac grabbed the win on the mound with Hernandez closing it out.

In the game two win, Christian Heredia went 2-for-3 at the plate and got the win in relief of Alex Navarrete.

Scott City Sweeps

Lady Tigers

Thursday in Ulysses, the Lady Tigers played host to Scott City, and the Lady Beavers had their way with Ulysses, sweeping the double header 14-0 and 23-2.

“I would say Scott City has the best pitcher we have faced so far and they are a good team,” Buch-holz said. “We gave up four runs off five errors in the first game and gave up 14 runs on four errors in the second game, so we hurt ourselves there.”

Cheyenne Cramer pitched both games for the Beavers, striking out a combined 17 Ulysses batters in eight innings of work while allowing two runs on six hits.

Vitolas, Sanchez, and Baeza had the Lady Tiger hits in the first game, and Harbour and  Abigail Tapia the hits in the second game, with Harbour smacking a double that scored a run.

Harbour pitched the first game, striking out three and walking two, while Manzano pitched the ab-breviated game two, striking out three and walking six.

Scott City scored 12 runs in the first inning of game two and 10 in the second.

“We didn't put the ball in play very well in either game, so the combination of their pitching and our errors hurt a lot,” Buchholz said. “We have some things to work on before we head to Goodland Tuesday, but our girls are resilient and will work really hard the next few days.>

Tiger baseball Sweeps Lakin, Ysac Tosses


In Thursday’s home double header, the Tigers swept the Lakin Broncs 4-0 and 15-11 to improve to 5-3 on the season heading into this past Tuesday’s home double header against the 2-6 Goodland Cowboys.

Armani Ysac threw a no-hitter and struck out 18 in the 4-0 game one win and went 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs batted in. In the 15-11 game one win, Christian Heredia went 3-for-4, while Carsen Walker, Ysac, Alex Hostetler and Caden Ledesma all knocked in two runs each.

Juan Rico got the win on the mound.

•The Tigers and Lady Tigers took on Goodland this past Tuesday, with the Tigers playing host to the Cowboys and the Lady Tigers hitting the road. Results from those games were not available at dead-line.

Next up for Tiger baseball is a road double header Thursday in Hooker, Okla., where Ulysses will face Guymon at 2 p.m. in a battle of the Tigers before finishing up against the host Hooker Bulldogs at 4 p.m. Guymon’s and Hooker’s records were unknown as their MaxPreps pages are incomplete.

The Lady Tigers will next play Holcomb at home April 23 and the Tigers will travel to Holcomb that day.

Results from other sports have not been provided, but upcoming Thursday events include boys tennis at Dodge City at 1 p.m., and JV boys golf at Elkhart at 3 p.m. Friday, Kepley Middle School and Ulysses High school track travel to Holcomb with middle school competing at 9 a.m. and varsity at 3 p.m., while UHS boys golf will compete at Scott City. On Saturday, boys tennis travels to Garden City at 9 a.m., and the JV baseball team competes in a tournament at Colby.

There’s a full slate of activities on Tuesday, with Kepley track competing in Scott City at 9 a.m.; Ulysses junior varsity track in Sublette at 3 p.m.; JV boys golf and varsity boys tennis at Scott City, both at 3 p.m., and the aforementioned baseball and softball games against Holcomb.


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