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Kingsley-Pierson Baseball Gets Upset in State Semifinals

The top-seeded Kingsley-Pierson baseball team ended their season in the semifinals for the third year in a row with a 5-3 loss to the five seed in Lisbon on Wednesday night in Carroll.

The Panthers came into the game with an appropriate level of confidence that they would have the success to take down this team. Kingsley-Pierson ended up producing just three runs on four hits offensively, and, on the mound, it was a rough night. The Panthers walked 12 Lions in the ball game. Head Coach Taylor Doeschot says all of that equaled a disappointing loss.

The Panthers just could not get out of their own way on the mound. Kingsley-Pierson coaches did everything they could to get fresh arms in, but a lot of them had the same continuing problems of walking hitters. Coach Doeschot says his staff just could not locate the zone consistently.

At the plate, Kingsley-Pierson’s offense went dormant outside of the first inning in which they scored a pair of runs on a pair of hits. Coach Doeschot says sometimes it is just not your night at the plate.

This season sees a senior class of six graduate the program, and they left it in a better spot than when they found it. In five years of varsity baseball, they won four Western Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles, compiled a record of 128-20, and sent the Panthers to three state semifinal games. Coach Doeschot says they have done more than you can ask a class to do.

Coach Doeschot says he hopes the young guys watched this senior class throughout the year. He says the six seniors left a lasting legacy that sets the foundation for a new standard of Kingsley-Pierson baseball.

Kingsley-Pierson ends their season with a record of 28-3.