Wamego baseball breaks state record for stolen bases in a game

The Red Raiders recorded 20 stolen bases in their 16-4 win over Marysville Tuesday, topping the previous record of 13 set in 1994.
Wamego baseball breaks state record for stolen bases in a game
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Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 3:04 PM CDT
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WAMEGO, Kan. (WIBW) - Wamego baseball now holds the Kansas record for stolen bases in a game, shattering the previous best set 28 years ago.

The Red Raiders recorded 20 in their 16-4 win over Marysville on Tuesday. Blue Valley Northwest set the previous record with 13 in 1994.

”They just have an aggressive mindset,” Wamego head coach Weston Moody said. “A lot of those stolen bases were them just kind of green lighting on the base pass. I told them, ‘You guys have free rein with stealing bases.’ As the game was going along I was giving them more free rein, and they were taking them.”

Lane Jeanneret and Chase Cottam each had four; Dawson Tajchman and Jace Jager added three each.

“Our guys are fast,” Moody said. “There’s not a single kid in the lineup where I’m like, ‘This kid can’t steal.’”

Wednesday’s record isn’t the only one fans could see out of Boomtown this season.

“We have five guys that have over 10 stolen bases right now on the season, and our school record is 15,” Moody said. “So we could essentially have four or five guys that could break the school record for steals in a season in the next double-header.”

Wamego (9-1) returns to action Thursday to host Silver Lake.

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