PARKER | As clinching games go, the Regis Jesuit baseball team had a pretty anticlimactic one Wednesday afternoon at Chaparral.
The Raiders needed a win to assure themselves a share of the Continental League championship and they did so with little difficulty, riding a two-hitter by sophomore left-hander David Peterson and pounding out 10 hits in just five innings of a 10-0 victory.
Jordan Kennedy went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs and Jack Hardeman and Pat Powers knocked in a pair each, which was plenty for Peterson, who faced just two batters over the minimum, striking out six against three walks.
Legend got a walk-off win against Ponderosa to jump into a tie with Regis Jesuit (15-4, 10-1) atop the Continental League, but the Raiders own the tiebreaker by virtue of an 11-3 victory over the Titans (14-4, 10-1).
All Regis Jesuit had to go was take care of business against the Wolverines and they did so with three runs in the first three innings, followed by a six-run rally in the fourth that set up the mercy rule.
With the top seed from the league, the Raiders are all but assured one of the top eight positions for the district round of the Class 5A playoffs, which is scheduled for May 12.
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REGIS JESUIT 10, CHAPARRAL 0 (5 INN.)
Score by innings (r-h-e):
Regis Jesuit 021 61 — 10 10 0
Chaparral 000 00 — 0 2 0
REGIS JESUIT (ab-r-h-rbi)
Max George 2-2-0-0, Joey Larson 2-1-0-1, Brody Weiss 4-1-2-0, Jordan Kennedy 3-0-3-3, Jack Hardeman 3-1-2-2, Patrick Dinges 4-1-1-1, Reagan Todd 1-2-0-0, Andrew Schmidt 2-1-1-0, Pat Powers 2-0-1-2, Brooks Urich 0-1-0-0. Totals 23-10-10-9. Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): David Peterson (W, 5-2-0-0-3-6).
Keenan Eaton 3-0-0-0, Max Kuhns 1-0-0-0, Josh Nicol 2-0-0-0, Scott Kaley 1-0-0-0, Brooks Benson 2-0-0-0, Curtis Scholtes 1-0-1-0, Logan Serena 2-0-0-0, Zac Guy 1-0-0-0, John Burton 2-0-0-0, Brett Wallace 2-0-1-0. Totals 17-0-2-0. Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Josh Thomas (L, 3-7-7-7-4-3), Sam Mitchell (1-2-2-2-1-1), Nick Bailey (1-1-1-1-2-1).