Lee’s Summit’s American Legion baseball teams both benefited from stellar pitching during recent double header sweeps.
The Pirates got an outstanding outing from Saul Nunez in the second game of a 7-4, 8-2 sweep against Independence Post 21 on July 2. Nunez struck out 17 while giving up only one walk and four hits over seven innings.
In the first game, Xavier Boerger struck out eight while giving up only three earned runs over seven innings. Austin Buhr drove in four runs, including a two-run triple to spark a four-run third inning.
The Pirates also took two from the Bears on July 1, with John Pumphrey throwing a complete-game one-hitter to win the second game 8-0. Pumphrey had nine strikeouts for the Pirates. The Pirates won the opener 13-6 with Dillon Howell and Quinton Lewis combining for five hits and seven RBIs.
The Outlaws improved to 25-12 overall after sweeping St. Joseph Post 11 11-0 and 10-0 on July 3 in St. Joseph. PJ Seufert got the shutout in the first game with six hits, one walk and six strikeouts over six innings . The Outlaws scored seven runs in the fourth on a two-run double by Dalton Woods, a two run double by Quentin Bradford, a two-run singe by Herb Byers, and a RBI single by Kameron Gray.
In the second game, winning Pitcher Miles Kilgore held Post 11 to two hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings. Alec Shuler hit a two-run triple in the second inning to get the Outlaws on the board and Byers’ three-run homer to right center highlighted a four-run third.
The Outlaws also split a double header with Warrensburg Post 131 on July 2, winning the first game 7-2, and losing the nightcap 10-2. Brett Conrow gave up three hits and one earned run over seven innings for the win in the first game. Brian Conrow went three for three and Kilgore drove in two runs.
The Outlaws had only five hits in the second game, which Warrensburg blew open with a seven-run fifth.