Starting their three-game road trip in Bethany to open Jayhawk League play was Wellington with a 10-5 victory. Jayden Eggimann continued his early-season hot streak on June 7. The outfielder from Valparaiso University went 2/3 at the plate, drove in five runs and scored three himself.
Wellington is 4-2 after two weeks of play, the Heat went 1-1 against against the Denver Cougars, winning 5-0 on June 3, then falling 6-3 on June 4. In the third of the three-game home stand, Wellington beat the Salina Blue Jays 17-5.
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The Wellington Heat are 2-1 after the slate of opening-weekend games at Hibbs-Hooten Field.
After Saturday's opening night win against the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs, the Heat secured an encore victory on Sunday, May 29 against V.C. Final score 6-5.
17 Crusaders and Lady Crusaders received nods for post-season AVCTL DIV IV League Honors - Congratulations to the following:
The Wellington Heat 2016 baseball season began in blowout fashion for the home team, with a 15-4 win over the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs at Hibbs-Hooten Field on May 28.
Wellington jumped out to a four run lead after the first, crossing the plate five times thanks to a barrage of Heat bats. It was 5-1 Wellington after one.
They added two more in the third, four in the fifth, four in the seventh making the score 15-4 headed into the eighth. As a team Wellington had 16 hits, and no errors. Valley Center had five hits and two errors.
Year four in Wellington for the Heat baseball team begins Saturday, May 28 against the Valley Center Diamond Dogs at Hibbs-Hooten Field, first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
The team's Owner, Rick Twyman is in town getting the stadium ready for opening night and beyond, in the interview (watch above) he says this year's squad is going to be exciting.
Notable returners include 2015 Jayhawk League Player of the Year, Austin Krajnak, Matt Heck, Daulton Leiker and Jinny Para. Twyman also talks about some new players he is expecting big Summers from.
The WHS Track Team was in action on Thursday in Winfield (Southwestern College) at the 4A Regional Track & Field Meet! The Top 4 finishers in each event would qualify for State 4A competition next weekend at Wichita State University.
The weather was wet and dreary but the outcomes just a little brighter for the WHS participants. "7" Crusaders qualified for next weekend's "BIG SHOW" @ WSU in "3" different events.
The Wellington Heat baseball season begins at the end of this month, players will be arriving May 22 through 23 and the team is in need of host families for them.