T-Bones sign pitcher, utility player

The Kansas City T-Bones have signed Pat Doyle and T.J. Mittelstaedt to contracts for the 2014 season.

Doyle, 25, is a 6-foot-2 and 230-pound  right-handed pitcher from St. Louis, Mo. Splitting time between the Cincinnati Reds’ single-A and double-A teams in 2013, Doyle was 4-1 with 11 saves, 70 strikeouts, 18 walks and a 3.41 ERA in 52 appearances (74 innings).
Cincinnati selected Doyle in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of Missouri State University. He reached triple-A with the Reds in 2011. In three professional seasons, Doyle is 24-10 with 17 saves, 278 strikeouts, 84 walks, and a 4.30 ERA.

“Doyle attacks the strike zone with all of his pitches and can start or even close for us this season,” said T-Bones manager John Massarelli.

Mittelstaedt, 26, is a 5-foot-10 and 185-pound utility player from Mission Viejo, Calif. The Milwaukee Brewers selected Mittelstaedt in the 44th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of Long Beach State. Last season, splitting time between single-A and double-A, Mittelstaedt batted .199 with 15 doubles, 12 home runs and 35 RBIs in 97 games.
In four professional seasons, Mittelstaedt is a .250 hitter with 307 hits, 62 doubles, 38 homers and 156 RBIs. Playing mainly four positions — left field, right field, third base and second base — in the Milwaukee system, Mittelstaedt has a .963 career fielding percentage.

“T.J. is a very versatile player who can play a lot of different positions,” Massarelli said. “He plays the game hard and he plays the game right.”

The T-Bones open the 2014 regular season at home on May 15 against Lincoln.

Piper results

Piper High School – swimming at Lawrence (5th place as a team)

– 1st place finishers

– M. Dailey (200 free), C. Johnson (100 fly), R. Morris (100 back)

– 3rd place finishers

– R. Morris, H. Grable, C. Johnson, M. Dailey (200 medley), C. Johnson (100 fly and 500 free)

– 4th place finishers

–  R. Morris, H. Grable, M. Dailey, C. Johnson (200 free)

Because of the weather and field conditions, Bishop Ward has canceled the soccer games with Piper for tonight. A makeup date will be announced.
– from Doug Key, Piper activities director

Lady Blue Devil streak to six with sweep of Fort Scott

by Alan Hoskins

Elizabeth Seimears pitched her first shutout of the season to complete a Kansas City Kansas Community College sweep of Fort Scott Tuesday.

Seimears blanked the Greyhounds on two hits in a 5-inning 13-0 win after Leslie Ford had pitched the Lady Blue Devils to a 7-3 win in the opener.

The wins pushed KCKCC’s winning streak to six in a row heading into pivotal weekend Jayhawk Conference doubleheaders – at No. 6 ranked Cowley County (11-5) Friday and No. 9 Independence (12-6) Saturday. At 10-6 in the Jayhawk and 18-6 overall, the Blue Devils are in position to move past both teams with sweeps. Wiped out by rain Wednesday, KCKCC’s scheduled twin bill with Neosho County has not been rescheduled.

Seimears had a perfect game through four innings of the nightcap before giving up a pair of singles in the fifth. The Blue Devils backed her with 15 hits led by Mierra Morisette and Lacey Santiago. Morisette had two doubles and a triple and drove in four runs while Santiago tripled and singled twice and scored three times. Hanna Barnhart added a double and single and Ashley Henington two singles.

KCKCC scored two in the first on a single by Santiago, double by Morisette and single by Barnhart and added two more in the second on Morisette’s 2-run double following a walk and Justice Scales’ single. The Blue Devils wrapped up the win with nine runs on nine hits in the fourth as everyone in the lineup but one hit safely. Santiago and Morisette each had 2-run triples, Amanda Holroyd and Barnhart doubles and Henington, Ford, Megan Dike and Laura Vanderheiden had singles.

Leslie Ford gave up just one run the first six innings before giving up two runs on three hits in the seventh in the 7-3 opening win. Ford struck out eight and walked three while the Blue Devils did all their scoring in the first three innings.

A double by Scales and singles by Morisette and Holroyd gave KCKCC a 1-0 lead and the Blue Devils added six in the third, four of which were unearned due to two Fort Scott errors.

Scales started the uprising with a double and after a walk, hit batsman and two errors, Ford and Dike rapped singles and Vanderheiden lashed a 2-run double. Scales, Morisette, Holroyd and Vanderheiden each had a pair of hits in the win.