Capahas lose at National Baseball Congress World Series

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Plaza Tire Capahas fell into the losers bracket at the 78th annual National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., early Friday morning.

The Capahas were beaten 3-1 by the El Dorado (Kan.) Broncos in a second-round winners bracket game that started at 10:50 p.m. Thursday and ended at 12:49 a.m. Friday.

Both teams managed only four hits, but the Broncos took advantage of eight walks issued by the Capahas. El Dorado also stole five bases.

The Broncos scored single runs in the third, fifth and seventh innings to build a 3-0 lead. Two of the runs came without the benefit of a hit.

The Capahas avoided a shutout in the top of the ninth inning. Cole Bieser tripled with one out and scored on a ground out by Jordan Kimball.

Jason Blum had two of the Capahas' four hits. Kody Campbell got the other hit.

Dustin Hunter was the losing pitcher. He allowed three runs, all earned, and three hits over six-plus innings. He struck out six and walked seven.

Winning hurler Josh Stone struck out 13 and walked only one in a complete-game effort. He needed just 106 pitches.

The Capahas, who beat Topeka (Kan.) 1-0 on Monday in the opening round of the 32-team, double-elimination event, don't have much time to rest before their next game. They play the San Diego (Calif.) Force at 1 p.m. Friday.

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