A 12-run sixth inning catapulted the Central Heights baseball team to a 15-9 home win over Chase County.

The victory came in Game 1 of Monday’s season-opening doubleheader for the Vikings. Chase County took Game 2 14-10.

Central Heights was down 8-3 before its flurry of scores. Kyler Brotheron went 3-5 at the plate with four runs, three RBIs and a pair of triples. He also earned the win on the mound, allowing two runs over 4 2/3 innings of relief pitching. Jake Dunnivan also had two triples, going 2-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. Seth Burroughs went 2-5 with three RBIs and two runs.

The Viking defense couldn’t hold Chase County in the Game 2 loss despite another strong performance at the plate.

“We struggled defensively the whole night and did not support our pitchers like we should have,” Jason Brown, CHHS head baseball coach, said.

Brady Burson went 3-5 with three RBIs and two runs in Game 2. Burroughs was 3-5 with two RBIs and a run scored.

SOFTBALL

The Central Heights High School softball team took two tough home losses Monday against Chase County, 17-1 and 24-9.

The Lady Vikings collected two hits in Game 1, one from Shelbi Hettinger and one from Abigail Brown. Riley Roll took the loss on the mound, allowing 17 runs on 20 hits while striking out two and walking zero.

The offense had a better outing in Game 2, knocking 12 hits. Lindsay Burson went 3-4 at the plate with a double. Dakota Pendleton was 2-4 with a triple and Layla Bones was 2-3 with a triple.

“We are still trying to figure out where everyone fits on the field,” Lea Stegner, CHHS head softball coach, said. “We had a few great plays and learned a few things we need to work on.”

The Lady Vikings play at home today against Council Grove.