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TMP baseball splits with Garden City

By The Hays Daily News
GARDEN CITY — The Thomas More Prep-Marian baseball team split with Garden City on the road Tuesday, losing the first game 12-5 and winning the second game 10-4.
The Monarch pitching staff struggled in Game 1, as Kameron Schmidt and Braiden Werth combined to give up 12 runs on 13 hits, five runs coming in the first inning. TMP rallied with five runs of its own in the top of the fourth to tie the game before Garden City responded with three runs in the bottom of the fourth and four more in the sixth.
“We had trouble in the first game with pitch location but give garden credit, they were more aggressive at the plate,” TMP coach Brian Schumacher said.
Schmidt took the loss in Game 1, giving up eight runs on nine hits in four innings. Justin Pfeifer had two hits, one run and two RBI to lead the Monarchs.
TMP got the bats going in Game 2, getting 14 hits and scoring six runs in the second inning and led 7-0 going into the bottom of the fourth. Garden City cut the score to 7-4 heading to the sixth inning before three more runs over the final three innings put the game away.
Liam Stults took the win on the mound for TMP in Game 2, giving up seven hits and two runs in four innings while striking out three batters. Grant Romme led the Monarchs at the plate with three hits, two runs and one RBI in five at-bats.
TMP is now 3-1 on the season and will play at Ellis High School on Tuesday.
“I like where we are. Just a few things to work on. Our defense was really good,” Schumacher said.

Game 1
Garden City 12
TMP-Marian 5
TMP-Marian    000 500 0 — 5 6 0
Garden City    500 304 x — 12 13 5
Schmidt, Werth (5) and Gottschalk; Montoya, Flores (4) and Solorio. WP--Flores; LP--Schmidt. 2B--TMP (Werth, Stults), Garden City (Montoya). HR--Garden City (Zapata 2). LOB--TMP 4, Garden City 4.

Game 2
TMP-Marian 10
Garden City 4
TMP-Marian    060 102 1 — 10 15 1
Garden City    000 220 0 — 4 9 2
Stults and Gottschalk; Gutierrez, Acker (2) and Solorio. 2B--TMP (Romme, Werth, Schippers), Garden City (Montoya, Acker, Terrazas, Rivas). LOB--TMP 9, Garden City 11.