CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Frontenac (Kansas) broke a 1-1 tie with two late runs to beat Carl Junction on Thursday.
The Raiders led off the seventh with back-to-back walks from Jack Capehart and Peyton McDonald before both runners eventually came around to score on a fielder’s choice and an error on a ground ball later in the inning.
McDonald won the game in relief for Frontenac, pitching once scoreless relief inning and striking out one. Brennon Frazier started and allowed one run on two walks in 1 1/3 innings before Bryant Kitchen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit and striking out seven.
Lucas Vanlanduit took the no-decision after allowing one unearned run on two hits, four walks and nine strikeouts in six innings of work. Bentley Rowden took the loss after allowing two runs on two walks in one inning of relief.
Rowden had the lone hit for Carl Junction (2-4) in the loss, with Drew Massey scoring a run.
McDonald had one hit and scored a run, while Korbin Neigsch had a hit for the Raiders.
Carl Junction hosts Nevada on Saturday.